Judge sets trial date for ex-FBI informant who is accused of providing false information about the Bidens

by | Feb 28, 2024

The former FBI informant accused of lying to agents about Joe Biden and his son Hunter during the 2020 presidential campaign is scheduled to stand trial in April.

According to the court docket, Alexander Smirnov, 43, will appear in court in Los Angeles on April 23 for a jury trial. The judge ordered Smirnov to be held until the trial begins at a hearing on Monday.

Smirnov was charged earlier this month with making false statements and creating fictitious evidence by federal prosecutors. He has entered a not-guilty plea. They claimed in the indictment that he allegedly gave the FBI “false derogatory information” about the Bidens, including promoting “a false narrative” after meeting with Russian officials during an interview in September 2023.

According to prosecutors, some of the information Smirnov had shared about the Bidens came from “officials associated with Russian intelligence.” They claim Smirnov “is actively peddling new lies that could impact U.S. elections.”

Source: NBC News

 

 

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