Durham Indicts Primary Source of 'Steele Dossier' for 'Making False Statements to the FBI'

Nick Kangadis | November 5, 2021
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We all had to sit through years of people like Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, pretty much everyone at a major news outlet talk about some form of “Russian collusion” between former President Donald Trump and said Russians. The further away we get from Trump’s presidency, the more we find out how manufactured that whole situation was.

Igor Danchenko, the main source of the “dossier” against Trump that was complied by former British spy Christopher Steele for leftist research firm Fusion GPS, was indicted on Thursday by Special Counsel John Durham.

CNN reported that Danchenko is being charged with “five counts of making false statements to the FBI, according to the indictment that was unsealed Thursday, and faces up to five years in prison for each count.”

The indictment against Danchenko stated the following:

8. In the context of these efforts, the FBI learned that U.K. Person-1 relied primarily on a U.S.-based Russian national, IGOR DANCHENKO ("DANCHENKO"), the defendant herein, to collect the information that ultimately formed the core of the allegations found in the Company Reports. From in or about January 2017 through in or about November 2017, and as part of its efforts to determine the truth or falsity of specific information in the Company Reports, the FBI conducted several interviews of DANCHENKO regarding, among other things, the information that DANCHENKO had provided to U.K. Person-1 (collectively, the “Interviews").

9. As alleged in further detail below, DANCHENKO lied to FBI agents during these Interviews.

Breitbart noted Danchenko’s connection to possible Clinton operative, Charles Dolan Jr.

According to Breitbart:

A figure identified as “PR Executive-1,” and later confirmed to be communications consultant (and Clinton apparatchik) Charles Dolan Jr., was working with Danchenko.

Dolan had the kind of Russian contacts that Trump’s enemies searched for, in vain, when they persecuted the 45th president. Had Special Counsel Robert Mueller found anything like these contacts near Trump, the hoax would have been vindicated.

The indictment notes that Dolan “spent much of his career interacting with Eurasian clients with a particular focus on Russia.” He had even handled “global public relations for the Russian government and a state-owned energy company.”

As mentioned at the top, the more Durham’s indictments come down, the more a lot of people’s suspicions are confirmed that the “Russian collusion” narrative was nothing more than a witch hunt. 

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