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JUDGE SLAPS WRIST OF FORMER FBI ATTORNEY KEVIN CLINSEMITH WITH PROBATION FOR ALTERING CIA EMAIL TO SPY ON CARTER PAGE

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Federal Judge James E. Boasberg, who also presides over the secret Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court (FISC), sentenced former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith to probation instead of prison as he had requested at his sentencing hearing this morning. The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), an ethics watchdog group, filed a sentencing memorandum with the court earlier in the week calling upon the judge to incarcerate Clinesmith The government requested three-to-six month prison sentence. Instead, the judge sentenced him to community service and imposed no fine. In an August 14, 2020, plea agreement with Special Counsel John H. Durham, who was appointed by Attorney General William Barr to investigate the origins of the 2016 Russia collusion probe known as “Crossfire Hurricane,” Clinesmith admitted that he doctored a June 15, 2017, CIA email by adding that Dr. Carter Page, “was not a source” for the CIA in his contacts with Russian sources, when in fact he was a source helping the CIA and had said so publicly. This doctored email led to the issuance of the fourth surveillance warrant against Carter Page. The judge also allowed Dr. Page to address the court at the hearing to describe the injuries he suffered to his reputation by the illegal surveillance warrant. Dr. Page recounted how the FBI spied on his every move, and how the liberal media, including Rachel Maddow, had referred to him as a traitor. But Dr. Page recommended mercy, which the Judge cited in imposing probation. In late 2019, both the Inspector General Michael Horowitz and the FISC subsequently blasted the FBI for its error-ridden process for obtaining surveillance warrants, including the use of the infamous and unverified “Steele Dossier.” After the 2016 election, Clinesmith texted a colleague “ the crazies won finally,” and calling Vice President Mike Pence “stupid.” Asked by a colleague whether he intended to stay in government, he wrote, “viva la resistance.” Similar anti-Trump messages were made by FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Paige. In its memorandum, NLPC argued that the judge should reject Clinesmith’s plea for probation because he has suffered enough and that his wife is expecting their first baby. Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected a similar plea by attorney Alex van der Zaan, the first person to be sentenced by Special Counsel Mueller in 2018 for a similar crime (and whose wife also was expecting) and sentenced him to 30 days in prison and a fine. The government cited van der Zaan’s sentence in its argument to the court today. “This was a total miscarriage of justice,” fumed NLPC Counsel Paul Kamenar who attended the hearing. “Equal justice demanded at least the same sentence for Clinesmith as was given to van der Zaan, and more, since he held a position of trust,” said Kamenar, who drafted the sentencing memorandum. NLPC also recommended that any probation include requiring Clinesmith to make a video expressing his remorse to be shown to all Department of Justice and FBI attorneys in their ethics training to act as a general deterrence. “Hopefully, this is just the first of many prosecutions by the Special Counsel of those who abused their powers and committed criminal acts in initiating the Russia collusion probe, and hopefully with harsher results” said Peter Flaherty, Chair of NLPC. NLPC also filed a bar complaint against Clinesmith last September seeking his disbarment. Now that he has been sentenced, the D.C. Bar is expected to move swiftly to disbar Clinesmith, but may go soft on him as did Judge Boasberg. A copy of that bar complaint along with the NLPC’s sentencing memorandum can be found at http://www.nlpc.org. ### Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education and legal action. NLPC also filed an ethics complaint last year against a former Mueller prosecutor with the Office of Professional Responsibility To schedule an interview with a NLPC spokesperson, please contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or danrenejr@gmail.com Contact Details NLPC Counsel Paul Kamenar +1 202-329-8357 paul.kamenar@gmail.com Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

January 29, 2021 02:16 PM Eastern Standard Time

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WATCHDOG GROUP URGES JUDGE TO INCARCERATE FBI ATTORNEY FOR ALTERING CIA EMAIL TO SPY ON CARTER PAGE

National Legal & Policy Center

The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), an ethics watchdog group, filed a sentencing memorandum with the federal court in Washington, D.C., calling upon Judge James E. Boasberg, who also presides over the secret Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court (FISC), to sentence former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith to prison instead of probation at his public virtual sentencing hearing Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. NLPC also called upon the judge to require Clinesmith to make a video about his crime and express remorse to be used by the Justice Department for their ethics training program for all DOJ and FBI attorneys. In an August 14, 2020, plea agreement with Special Counsel John H. Durham, who was appointed by Attorney General William Barr to investigate the origins of the 2016 Russia collusion probe known as “Crossfire Hurricane,” Clinesmith admitted that he doctored a June 15, 2017, CIA email by adding that Carter Page, “was not a source” for the CIA in his contacts with Russian sources, when in fact he was a source helping the CIA. The judge will allow Carter Page to speak at the sentencing hearing to describe the injuries he suffered to his reputation by the illegal surveillance warrant. In late 2019, both the Inspector General Michael Horowitz and the FISC subsequently blasted the FBI for its error-ridden process for obtaining surveillance warrants, including the use of the infamous and unverified “Steele Dossier.” After the 2016 election, Clinesmith texted a colleague “ the crazies won finally,” and calling Vice President Mike Pence “stupid.” Asked by a colleague whether he intended to stay in government, he wrote, “viva la resistance.” Similar anti-Trump messages were made by FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Paige. In its memorandum, NLPC argued that the judge should reject Clinesmith’s plea for probation because he has suffered enough and that his wife is expecting their first baby. Judge Amy Berman Jackson rejected a similar plea by attorney Alex van der Zaan, the first person to be sentenced by Special Counsel Mueller for a similar crime (and whose wife also was expecting) and sentenced him to 30 days and a fine. “Equal justice demands at least the same sentence for Clinesmith and more since he held a position of trust,” said Paul Kamenar, counsel for NLPC who drafted the memorandum. “NLPC agrees with the Special Counsel that a three-to-six-month sentence is warranted under the Sentencing Guidelines for a first offender,” Kamenar added. “Hopefully, this is just the first of many prosecutions by the Special Counsel of those who abused their powers and committed criminal acts in initiating the Russia collusion probe,” said Peter Flaherty, Chair of NLPC. NLPC also filed a bar complaint against Clinesmith last September seeking his disbarment. A copy of that complaint along with the recent sentencing memorandum can be found at http://www.nlpc.org ### Founded in 1991, NLPC promotes ethics in public life and government accountability through research, investigation, education and legal action. NLPC also filed an ethics complaint last year against a former Mueller prosecutor with the Office of Professional Responsibility To schedule an interview with a NLPC spokesperson, please contact Dan Rene at 202-329-8357 or danrenejr@gmail.com Contact Details NLPC Counsel Paul Kamenar +1 202-329-8357 paul.kamenar@gmail.com Company Website http://www.nlpc.org

January 28, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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D S Simon Media Announces Content Strategy Veteran Mike Bako to Senior Vice President Key Team Member Lauren Campbell Promoted to General Manager

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D S Simon Media has announced promotions to key team members that have been integral to the company’s strong continued performance. Mike Bako has been named Senior Vice President, Media and Broadcast Services. “What D S Simon Media is about is evolving in real time to meet the needs of our clients and embrace that challenge, all while creating the highest caliber and most creative work,” said Bako. “I look forward to continuing to lead and grow our team of seasoned media and production veterans,” he added. Bako has been with the company for 9 years. “Mike has been critical to our 30% growth over the last two years. He has a unique understanding of the broadcast news environment, storytelling and client messaging. He’s a fantastic leader,” said CEO, Doug Simon. Additionally, Lauren Campbell has been named General Manager. “I am very excited to be continuing my career at D S Simon Media in my new role as General Manager,” said Campbell. “I am thankful to be part of such a talented group and am very much looking forward to leading the team to growth and success in 2021,” she added. Campbell has been with the company for 15 years. CEO, Doug Simon, said, “Lauren was vital in helping us successfully navigate the financial challenges posed by COVID while building, maintaining and leading our outstanding team.” Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

January 28, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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D S Simon Media Announces Promotions to Key Team Members Mike Bako and Lauren Campbell

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D S Simon Media has announced promotions to key team members that have been integral to the company’s strong continued performance. Mike Bako has been named Senior Vice President, Media and Broadcast Services. “What D S Simon Media is about is evolving in real time to meet the needs of our clients and embrace that challenge, all while creating the highest caliber and most creative work,” said Bako. “I look forward to continuing to lead and grow our team of seasoned media and production veterans,” he added. Bako has been with the company for 9 years. “Mike has been critical to our 30% growth over the last two years. He has a unique understanding of the broadcast news environment, storytelling and client messaging. He’s a fantastic leader,” said CEO, Doug Simon. Additionally, Lauren Campbell has been named General Manager. “I am very excited to be continuing my career at D S Simon Media in my new role as General Manager,” said Campbell. “I am thankful to be part of such a talented group and am very much looking forward to leading the team to growth and success in 2021,” she added. Campbell has been with the company for 15 years. CEO, Doug Simon, said, “Lauren was vital in helping us successfully navigate the financial challenges posed by COVID while building, maintaining and leading our outstanding team.” Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

January 28, 2021 09:40 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Velocity Global welcomes tech leader and ‘Shark Tank’ investor Robert Herjavec as global brand ambassador

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Velocity Global, the leading provider of global expansion solutions, today announced a partnership with Robert Herjavec to serve as an international brand ambassador for the company. Herjavec is a leading investor on the Emmy Award-winning show, “Shark Tank,” and founder and CEO of global cybersecurity firm, Herjavec Group. “As an entrepreneur and investor, I want other business leaders to know there are efficient and agile global expansion options for immediate, streamlined growth,” said Herjavec. “My own business experience taught me firsthand about the challenges of growing on a global scale. Velocity Global simplifies global expansion. Fast-growing businesses gain the ability to test new markets without a long-term investment, bring on top talent anywhere around the globe, and protect valuable intellectual property. Its focus on the customer experience approach is what sets it apart and I’m excited to help businesses grow.” Clients rely on Velocity Global’s expertise and global infrastructure to hire internationally without the cost or complexity of foreign legal entity establishment. As a strategic partner, Velocity Global manages in-country compliance, payroll, and benefits for its clients’ supported employees so that businesses can focus on growth. “A rise in demand for tech services is spurred by the pandemic, and growth happens now,” said Rob Wellner, Velocity Global chief revenue officer. “Robert relates with other business leaders as a peer. He grew his cybersecurity company into a multinational firm and is passionate about helping others recognize the benefits of global business. He embodies the entrepreneurial journey as an immigrant with a paper route to the launch of his own successful global company from his basement. He shares our vision and our values, and we welcome him to the Velocity Global team.” Herjavec contributes his insights on the outlook of global business in Velocity Global’s 2021 State of Global Expansion ™ report scheduled to be released in February. Sign up here to receive a copy of the report upon launch. Herjavec joins former FedExCup and five-time PGA TOUR champion, Billy Horschel, as a global brand ambassador for Velocity Global. Both exhibit the values of the company and reinforce Velocity Global’s People First approach to global expansion. ABOUT ROBERT HERJAVEC Robert Herjavec is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders. A dynamic entrepreneur, Robert has built and sold several IT companies and is the Founder & CEO of Herjavec Group, a global cybersecurity operations leader specializing in managed security services, compliance, identity services and incident response for enterprise-level organizations. He shares his expertise with other entrepreneurs each week as a leading Shark on ABC’s Emmy Award-winning hit show, Shark Tank. For more information visit www.robertherjavec.com. ABOUT VELOCITY GLOBAL Velocity Global helps companies grow globally. Founded in 2014, Velocity Global’s clients rely on its expertise and global infrastructure in 185 countries to hire compliantly around the world, increase revenue, scale efficiently, and access global talent. Named a “Leader” in Global Employer of Record services by prominent analyst firm NelsonHall, Velocity Global is a strategic partner to its clients with comprehensive services led by its core offering of International PEO as well as Immigration, Entity Setup and Support, Global Talent Acquisition, and Consulting. Velocity Global is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with regional headquarters in Amsterdam and Singapore, and local employees in 14 countries. Contact Details Velocity Global John Hall +1 720-650-4348 johnhall@velocityglobal.com Company Website https://velocityglobal.com/

January 28, 2021 07:02 AM Mountain Standard Time

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TeamSnap Named Best Club Management Software for 2021

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TeamSnap has been named as the best sport management software of 2021 by Digital.com, a leading independent review website for small business online tools, products, and services. TeamSnap’s industry-leading platforms have been evaluated based on its management features and integration capabilities including its registration and payment solutions along with its new Health Check COVID-19 screening tool that has been used for close to 10 million completed screenings since its launch in August. "We are incredibly proud to have created an efficient and easy-to-use platform that millions of sports organizations and teams trust and rely on everyday," said TeamSnap co-founder and CEO Dave DuPont. "This independent industry recognition is a testament to the efforts of our determined product team. As sports events return over the coming months, we are heartened to know that TeamSnap will be helping thousands of community clubs, leagues and associations get back up and running.” Digital.com’s research team has conducted a 40-hour assessment of more than 70 different software solution providers. TeamSnap was assessed for its capacity to manage schedules, payments and communications along with its integration into other external platforms. To access the complete list of best club management software, please visit https://digital.com/club-management-software/. -30- ABOUT TEAMSNAP Since its formation in 2009, TeamSnap has been single-mindedly focused on taking the work out of play. 24 million coaches, administrators, players and parents rely on TeamSnap’s powerful and easy-to-use tools for communication, scheduling, payment collection and registration, organizing every sport and group activity in the world. For more information, visit https://www.teamsnap.com/. Contact Details Greg +1 416-458-3591 greg.mcisaac@teamsnap.com Company Website https://www.teamsnap.com/

January 25, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Minuteman Press Earns Entrepreneur Number 1 Rated Printing and Marketing Franchise and Franchise Business Review Top Franchise Rankings for 2021

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Minuteman Press International is Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2021 #1 Rated Printing & Marketing Franchise Marking an Impressive 30 Years and 18 Years in a Row at Number 1 Franchise Business Review Has Named Minuteman Press to Their Top Franchises of 2021 Rankings Based Directly on Franchisee Feedback Minuteman Press International, the world’s leading design, marketing, and printing franchise, has been awarded the 2021 #1 printing and marketing franchise ranking by Entrepreneur Magazine. The Minuteman Press franchise team has now achieved this prestigious #1 rating for an impressive 30 years and 18 years in a row. Independent franchisee satisfaction firm Franchise Business Review has also named Minuteman Press International to their Top Franchises of 2021 listing based directly on comprehensive feedback and Minuteman Press franchise reviews from owners. In 2020, Minuteman Press reached an incredible milestone, celebrating 45 years in franchising. Thanks to a complete team effort and the leadership of Nick Titus, third-generation President of Minuteman Press International, Minuteman Press franchisees have been able to adapt and operate efficiently despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. “ Printing is an essential business and Minuteman Press owners provide critical, high-demand products and services to businesses and organizations to help them operate efficiently, market effectively, communicate with clients, and grow,” says Titus. He adds, “To once again receive top franchise rankings from Entrepreneur and Franchise Business Review is a testament to the dedication of our owners and the mutual commitment we have in helping them succeed.” Peter Castorena has owned his Minuteman Press franchise in Lancaster, CA for nearly 15 years. Already a member of the President’s Million-Dollar Circle for achieving yearly gross sales of at least $1 million, Peter has continued to grow his sales even during the COVID-19 pandemic. He says, “There is nothing more that Minuteman Press International could have done to support franchise owners like me during this unprecedented time. We really appreciate the leadership and communication shown by Nick Titus as well as the additional marketing resources and ongoing support we have received when we needed it most.” One of the marketing resources established by Minuteman Press to help support local businesses everywhere during the pandemic is Bounce Back USA. The free initiative provides free local business listings and free COVID-19 awareness and prevention posters. Bounce Back USA was featured in Forbes and has helped connect thousands of businesses in local communities to their consumers with the idea of supporting and shopping local. Titus says, “I am very proud of the work we’ve done with Bounce Back USA (and the Bounce Back programs in other countries we operate) as well as the various marketing campaigns and strategies we’ve quickly developed and made available to our franchisees. As a team, we are constantly striving to help our franchisees and their clients grow their businesses.” He continues, “As essential businesses, our franchises remain open and operating with safe ordering, pickup, and delivery options. For each of our locations, we continue to add more high-demand products and services and we have been doing this for a long time. Today, your local Minuteman Press franchise can provide virtually any type of custom printing and design, direct mail campaigns, large format printing (banners, posters, and signage), custom branded apparel, promotional items, and more.” Titus concludes, “As we move forward into 2021, I am optimistic that we will be able to continue the momentum that we’ve built together. I am thankful for the diversity of products and services that our owners can provide their customers. Already having longstanding relationships with vendors and suppliers enabled us to pivot easily during the pandemic and offer PPE products to our customers as well as other essential products. Our owners have been able to adjust to the needs of their clients throughout the pandemic, and moving forward I feel we will continue to stay strong and grow together.” For more information about #1 rated Minuteman Press printing franchise opportunities and to read Minuteman Press franchise reviews, visit https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. About Minuteman Press International Minuteman Press International is the number one rated business marketing and printing franchise that offers world class training and unparalleled ongoing local support. At Minuteman Press, We Are The Modern Printing Industry ™ providing high quality products and services that meet the needs of today's business professionals and go way beyond ink on paper. Today, our centers offer innovative branding solutions and produce custom designs, promotional products, branded apparel, direct mail marketing, large format printing (banners and posters), signs and graphics, and much more. Prior experience is not necessary to own and operate a successful Minuteman Press franchise. Learn more about Minuteman Press franchise opportunities and access franchise reviews at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com Contact Details Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

January 25, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Report: State of American Business

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The pandemic has caused unprecedented economic disruption. In conjunction with the State of American Business, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a new economic report on the outlook for and challenges facing key industries across the country. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/uTchoM1ZxrQ The Chamber has released its annual policy agenda, detailing the most important legislative and regulatory priorities for the American business community. It includes how business is ready to work with the new Biden Administration and the new Congress to rally for recovery as we continue to battle the pandemic. Neil Bradley, Exec VP and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, conducted a nationwide media tour from Washington, DC in conjunction with D S Simon Media and YourUpdate TV to address results of a new economic report on the business outlook for recovery in 2021. During interviews with TV and radio stations across the country, Neil Bradley discussed: Results of the new economic report on the business outlook for recovery in 2021 What local businesses can do to rally for recovery post pandemic How business hopes to work with the Biden Administration to get things done on issues including infrastructure, immigration, and the workforce. The Chambers most important legislative and regulatory priorities to help local businesses recover. The latest on support available for local businesses About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

January 25, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Fisher Phillips Selects OnePlace Marketing & Business Development to Power Its Connected Firm

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Intapp, the leader in connected firm management solutions for professional and financial services firms, has announced Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm representing employers, as the latest addition to its growing portfolio of OnePlace Marketing & Business Development clients. The firm will utilize Intapp’s connected client lifecycle management suite to better integrate people, processes, and data across its 36 United States offices. Founded in 1943, Fisher Phillips is a destination law firm for companies seeking counsel on a wide range of employment-related matters across various industries. The 450-lawyer firm’s selection of the OnePlace Marketing & Business Development solution is the culmination of several years of investment in IT, marketing, business development, and data management. “We’re greatly looking forward to deploying OnePlace Marketing & Business Development to manage firm wide data more efficiently, collaborate more effectively, empower lawyers to make strategic contributions to business development, and ultimately better serve our clients,” said Jeannie Muzinic, Fisher Philips’ Chief Business Development & Marketing Officer. “This unprecedented year has crystallized the deep value of strategic business development to our firm, as well as the importance of building the right technology infrastructure required to support new ways of working,” says Ann Meyer, Fisher Phillips’ Director of Marketing Technology. “OnePlace Marketing & Business Development provides a centralized, proactive, and purpose-built solution designed for the legal industry that will meet our needs and help us connect, manage, and automate all of our firm’s data.” “We’re thrilled to welcome Fisher Phillips to an expanding cohort of firms that realize the importance of delivering a connected client experience from strategy and origination through execution,” said Lavinia Calvert, General Manager for Marketing & Business Development Solutions at Intapp. “Fisher Phillips’ lawyers — who are already leaders in employment law— will now be armed with real-time, personalized insights, and AI-driven information to help them drive business outcomes and growth for years to come. With OnePlace Marketing & Business Development, they’ll immediately see the benefits of working with the legal industry’s only end-to-end connected firm management solution, built specifically to support the entire client journey for partner-led firms.” For more information on OnePlace Marketing & Business Development, please visit intapp.com/marketing. About Intapp Intapp powers connected firms. Trusted by more than 1,600 of the world's top legal, investment banking, private capital, accounting, and consulting firms, Intapp offers end-to-end, cloud-based connected firm management software built for the unique needs of partner-led firms. Intapp helps enhance collaboration, unleash collective knowledge, transform decision-making, and fuel success. Our products and services span the entire engagement lifecycle from strategy through origination and execution to drive optimal outcomes. For more information, visit intapp.com and connect with us on Twitter (@Intapp) and LinkedIn. About Fisher Phillips ( fisherphillips.com ) Fisher Phillips, a national labor and employment law firm serving employers, is committed to providing the highest level of client service for every matter it handles. Fisher Phillips employs more than 450 attorneys in 36 offices. Contact Details Intapp Natalie Papaj +1 703-586-0048 natalie.papaj@intapp.com Company Website http://www.intapp.com

January 25, 2021 07:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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