Steele’s Main ‘Source’ Busted by Durham … and Turns Out He Was Fed Info by Clinton Operative
It's true. Hillary colluded with Russia to create the fiction that Trump colluded with Russia.
Christopher Steele’s top source for dirt for his Trump-sabotaging, Clinton-sponsored “Steele Dossier” was arrested Thursday. Igor Danchenko’s charged with five counts of lying to the FBI.
But the details of the indictment by Special Council John Durham tell a bigger story beyond a few fibs. As John Cardillo put it, “Clinton conspired with an FSB (Russian Security) operative to rig a presidential election and Mueller covered it up.”
True Russian Collusion
Yes, your real, true Russian collusion. (And you want to know why Clinton operative George Stephanopoulos rushed a creampuff special on Steele onto the air last month that didn’t even mention Danchenko?)
And the FBI knew. See, they had already investigated Danchenko as a Russian intelligence officer a few years before he turned up as part of Steele’s efforts. And Obama-Biden knew. As former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said Sunday, notes from then CIA director John Brennan prove he told Obama the Clinton campaign was planning to falsely accuse Trump of having ties to Russia.
And Clinton’s team can’t say they didn’t know Danchenko’s background. A Democratic PR executive at the center of the Trump-Russia collusion plot even said, “I think [Danchenko] works for the FSB.” Durham doesn’t name the PR exec, but he’s been identified as Charles Dolan, Jr., a longtime Clinton operative with “deep ties” to the Clinton campaign.
In fact, it turns out that a lot of the dirt used by Steele, filtered through Danchenkco, came from Dolan! Dolan had ginned up dirt from his own Russian contacts to feed to Steele. Let that sink in. Hillary didn’t just pay for the dossier, her team helped create the dossier!
And Obama knew it.
The Lie the FBI Used to Spy on Trump
One of Danchenko’s claims in the Steele Dossier was that he had received a call from a Russian-American businessman named Sergei Millian.
According to Durham’s office: “The information purportedly conveyed by the anonymous caller included the allegation that there were communications ongoing between the Trump campaign and Russian officials and that the caller had indicated the Kremlin might be of help in getting Trump elected.”
That claim was a factor in the FBI being granted a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign.
Millian’s always denied making the call, and now Durham’s confirmed the call never happened. You’d think, just maybe Comey’s FBI would have had the honesty or integrity to bother confirming what took place before launching surveillance against a presidential nominee. Then again, the head of counter-intelligence at the time was a guy who could “smell” that nominee’s supporters at Wal-Mart.
Danchenko Lies About His Sourcing, Then Destroys the Credibility of the Dossier
The FBI interviewed Danchenko several times during 2017. At that time, in addition to lying about his sources and contacts, Danchenko, according to DNCF, “contradicted many of the Steele dossier’s conclusions.”
Danchenko now said he was dismayed by how Steele had characterized what he had told him. The information was “second and third-hand information and rumors at best.” The FBI concluded that, as Lindsay Graham put it, the “reliability of the dossier was destroyed.”
Note: This is in 2017. Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Democrats like Adam Schiff spent the next two years investigating something the FBI already knew was garbage … all to pin a collusion charge on Trump. All while ignoring Hillary’s connection to the dossier featuring the work of a man connected to Russian intelligence, or her own operative Doran’s extensive contact with Russians during the campaign to find dirt for Steele.
Legal scholar Jonathan Turley notes Danchenko is not an “apex defendant,” aka, the highest target in an investigation. Says Turley, “Potential apex targets above him in investigation range from Steele himself to Clinton general counsel Marc Elias to Clinton campaign officials.”
Elias’s partner at Perkins Coie Michael Sussman has already been indicated. As for “Clinton campaign officials,” eyes must be on former Clinton campaign staffer Jake Sullivan, now Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor.
Sullivan was believed to be the person in the Clinton campaign who dreamed up the idea of tying Trump to Russia to distract from Hillary’s email scandal and role in Russia’s acquisition in Uranium One. And evidence in the Sussman indictment suggests he committed perjury in covering up his role in spreading the lies about Trump’s connection to Alpha Bank.
Plus, it bears repeating: Joe Biden was in the room, and involved, when top officials in the Obama administration gathered to determine how to use the FBI’s bogus investigation into Trump to sabotage the incoming Trump administration. They talk about January 6, 2021 as an “insurrection”? The true insurrection occurred January 5, 2017.
I pray John Durham reveals all and prosecutes all those involved.
Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream, chief barista for The Morning Brew and co-author, with John Zmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration. You can follow him at @StreamingAl at Gab, Parler, MeWe and now GETTR. His Christmas single, “A Father’s Love (Joseph’s Song)” is now available! Check it out!