Liars are gonna lie…especially those twisted in the business of trying to make it look like Trump colluded with Russia.
“Special Counsel John Durham indicted Igor Danchenko on Thursday, targeting a key source whom former British spy Christopher Steele allegedly used in the false Russia ‘dossier’ against Donald Trump, and who worked at the Brookings Institution,” reported Breitbart News.
The Associated Press summarized the charges:
The five-count indictment accuses Danchenko, a U.S.-based Russia analyst, of making multiple false statements to the FBI when interviewed in 2017 about his role in collecting information for Christopher Steele, the former British spy who was paid by Democrats to investigate connections between Trump and Russia.
Danchenko functioned as a source for Steele, whose dossier of research was provided to the FBI and used by federal authorities as they applied for and received surveillance warrants targeting a former Trump campaign aide.
The indictment says Danchenko misled the FBI by denying a relationship with a public relations executive and longtime Democratic operative and supporter of Trump’s 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton, when he had in fact anonymously sourced one of his allegations to that person. He also is accused of fabricating details of a phone conversation with someone who, he said, had described a “well-developed conspiracy of co-operation” between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Danchenko was arrested Monday.
“Danchenko had worked at Brookings from 2005 to 2010 under Strobe Talbott, a State Department official in the Bill Clinton administration. Other Clinton and Obama administration alumni also worked at Brookings later, and Fiona Hill — who would go on to serve in the Trump administration — was shown the Steele ‘dossier.’ During his time at Brookings, Danchenko became the target of an FBI counter-intelligence investigation; he was suspected of being a Russian spy,” Epoch Times reported.
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