Former FBI lawyer to plead guilty as part of Russia probe: New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former FBI lawyer will plead guilty to falsifying a document as part of the probe into the beginnings of the Russia investigation, but there is no evidence showing a broader conspiracy to undermine the candidacy of Donald Trump, the New York Times reported on Friday.

The lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, will admit he changed an email from the CIA that was used in seeking renewed court permission in 2017 for a secret wiretap on former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, the Times reported, citing three people familiar with the case.

Prosecutors were not expected to reveal any evidence that show a broader conspiracy that would cast doubt on the decision to open a Russia investigation, it said.

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