The media is downplaying the news that a former FBI lawyer will plead guilty as part of the Durham probe because they don't want to held accountable for their role in Russia investigation, the Federalist's Mollie Hemingway said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."
Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, two sources close to the matter told Fox News.
Hemingway called it "rare" for anyone affiliated with the FBI to be held accountable, calling Clinesmith's guilty plea the first example of "criminal wrongdoing" on the matter.
"This is the beginning of the possibility that people will be held accountable for the conspiracy to target the Trump campaign through an illegal campaign to spy on Trump, on the Trump campaign and the Trump administration to criminally leak about them, to doctor evidence," Hemingway said.
Specifically, the inspector general accused Clinesmith, though not by name, of altering an email about former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page to say that he was "not a source" for another government agency.