Following John Durham’s probe into the origins of the Russian hoax against Donald Trump, three people have been arrested and face charges.
U.S. authorities have now arrested a Russian analyst named Igor Danchenko.
Danchenko worked as a source for Christopher Steele, who was a former British spy paid by Democrats to find dirt on Trump.
The Democrats and corrupt Hillary campaign initiated an illegal and politically charged witch hunt against Trump.
Danchenko claimed to examine ties between Russia and Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.
This research was provided to the FBI, which lead to the bureau applying for surveillance warrants against Trump.
These warrants were issued. Then the FBI spied on the Trump campaign during the 2016 campaign.
The FBI specifically targeted Trump’s campaign aide George Papadopoulos.
Igor Danchenko is the third person to be arrested. He’s the second person in a two-month span.
The Justice Department says this is part of an ongoing special counsel investigation.
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Both the dossier and the Durham probe are politically charged. Trump’s Justice Department appointed Durham as Trump claimed the investigation of campaign ties to Russia was a witch hunt and pointed to the dossier, some of which remains uncorroborated or has been discredited, as evidence of an unfair probe.
But the dossier had no role in the launching of the Trump-Russia investigation and special counsel Robert Mueller ultimately found questionable ties between Trump’s campaign and Russia, but not sufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges. Democrats saw the Durham probe as politically motivated, but the Biden administration has not stopped it.
It was not immediately clear what charges Danchenko might face. But it would be the third criminal action brought by Durham, following the September indictment of a cybersecurity lawyer accused of making a false statement to the FBI and a guilty plea last year from an FBI lawyer who admitted altering an email.
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Justice Department spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle confirmed Danchenko’s arrest, first reported by The New York Times. A lawyer for Danchenko had no immediate comment.