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Page asks to speak at sentencing hearing for ex-FBI lawyer in Russia collusion probe

The former FBI lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, is set to be sentenced Thursday in a federal court in Washington.

Updated: December 7, 2020 - 12:35pm

Carter Page is asking a federal court for permission to speak as a victim at the sentencing hearing this week for the ex-FBI lawyer who falsified an email during the agency’s Russia collusion probe to justify surveillance of the 2016 Trump campaign aide.

Page submitted the petition on Sunday, according to The Washington Times.

The former FBI lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, is set to be sentenced Thursday in a federal court in Washington.

Page, if permitted to speak, will talk about how the probe surveilled him despite having no evidence that he was colluding with Russian assets to influence the outcome of the election. 

In court filings, Page asserts his right to be heard under the Crime Victims Rights Act, a federal law that allows crime victims to confront their perpetrators at sentencing.

“Dr. Page asserts that he satisfies the statutory definition of victim found in both the CVRA and the restitution and the case law interpreting those sections, and is entitled to the rights thereunder,” wrote Page’s lawyer, according to the Times.