Special Prosecutor John Durham’s latest indictment reveals the deep connections between the fake Trump-Russia allegations and the public relations arm of the Hillary Clinton campaign. The indictment of Igor Danchenko shows that Christopher Steele obtained the phony “intelligence” material he used from a public relations agent for Clinton.
Although that agent is unnamed in the five-count indictment, his identifying information matches the details in the indictment.
Danchenko transmitted the fake information to Steele after being promised a job in a prospective Hillary Clinton administration. Steele was then working for Fusion GPS, which worked for Perkins Coie, the law firm engaged with the Clinton campaign and the DNC.
Danchenko is alleged to be Steele’s “sub source 1” for the dossier that was later used by FBI personnel to obtain FISA court wiretap warrants. The indictment alleges that Danchenko lied to FBI officers about the source of the phony intelligence.
The bogus information used in the dossier was also leaked to reporters, the FBI, the DOJ, and Senator John McCain, all with the knowledge of the CIA. Danchenko is alleged to have claimed that he got information about Trump’s collusion with various Russians from the president of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce. He also claimed other Russian sources were located at the Moscow hotel where Trump was allegedly captured on the fake “pee tape” video. The indictment claims that all of those claims were false and fraudulent.
The indictment provides that Danchenko’s false claims about the source of information were “material” and “highly relevant” to the FBI’s use and evaluation of the Steele dossier.
The Danchenko indictment reveals the deep connections between federal law enforcement agencies and the Clinton campaign. One can only imagine possible as part of a “win at all costs” approach to the intolerable idea of a Trump presidency.