As a part of a probe launched by Attorney General William Barr on the origins of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russian election interference, a former FBI lawyer will plead guilty to falsifying an email that justified the surveillance of a Trump campaign staffer. The former FBI lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, will reportedly admit he doctored a document that helped the FBI acquire a warrant to monitor Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser. The probe of the probe, led by U.S. Attorney John Durham, led to charges that Clinesmith falsely said Page was not a source for the CIA, allowing him to be monitored as a possible agent of a foreign power. Clinesmith's attorney says he "deeply regrets having altered the email."

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