John Durham revealed yesterday in court filings that the FBI actually hired the man behind the phony Steele Dossier to dig up dirt on Trump.
The FBI hired Igor Danchenko in 2017 as a confidential human source in their investigation against Trump and kept him on the payroll until 2020, when they finally fired him for lying to them.
John Solomon explains:
Here’s more from Just the News:
In a bombshell revelation, Special Prosecutor John Durham revealed Tuesday in court filings that the FBI paid a Russian businessman as a confidential human source in the investigation of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign even though it had prior concerns that businessman was tied to Moscow’s intelligence services.
Durham persuaded the federal judge in the upcoming trial of Igor Danchenko to unseal a motion revealing that Danchenko, the primary source of the now-discredited Steele dossier, was paid by the FBI as a confidential human source for more than three years until the fall of 2020 when he was terminated for lying to agents.
Danchenko is charged with five counts of lying to the bureau during that relationship and faces trial next month in federal court in the Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C.
“In March 2017, the FBI signed the defendant up as a paid confidential human source of the FBI,” Durham’s unsealed court filing disclosed for the first time. “The FBI terminated its source relationship with the defendant in October 2020. As alleged in further detail below, the defendant lied to FBI agents during several of these interviews.”
The revelation means that the FBI first fired former MI6 agent Christopher Steele, the author of the Hillary Clinton-funded dossier, as a human source in November 2016 for having unauthorized contacts with the news media. And it then turned around a few months later and hired Steele’s primary informer to work with the bureau even after determining some of Danchenko’s statements in the Steele dossier were uncorroborated or exaggerated.
Even more stunning, Durham confirmed that the FBI had concerns about Danchenko’s ties to Russian intelligence a decade earlier, opening up a counterintelligence probe on him after learning he was trying to buy classified information from the Obama administration.
The FBI closed that counterintelligence probe in 2010, but only after it “incorrectly believed that the defendant had left the country,” Durham told the court.
Danchenko even lied to the FBI right before they hired him:
Before the FBI hired Danchenko as a confidential human source, it detected more troubling behavior, prosecutors told the court.
“During his January 2017 interview with the FBI, the defendant initially denied having any contact with Russian intelligence or security services but later — as noted by the agents, contradicted himself and stated that he had contact with two individuals who he believed to be connected to those services,” Durham wrote.
I seen no difference between the corrupt FBI/DOJ then and now. In 2017 they hired this terribly un-credible source to help them fish up some dirt on Trump. Now they are doing the same thing, going on another fishing expedition related to January 6th, under the pretense of a criminal investigation, to try and dig up something they can pin on Trump. They are raiding his home and the phones of everyone he knows. And all because Biden wants Trump prosecuted.
Maybe we should rename the FBI to the KGB because it looks to me like that’s what they’ve become these days.