FBI paid ‘confidential’ source for ‘Russian disinformation’; Durham winding down as scandal widens

In a new court filing on Tuesday evening, Special Prosecutor John Durham revealed that the primary source for Christopher Steele’s bogus Trump-Russia dossier, Igor Danchenko, had been a paid FBI confidential human source (CHS).

Danchenko was on the FBI payroll for three years despite prior concerns he was tied to Russian intelligence services. He was terminated as a CHS for the bureau in October 2020.

Danchenko is the originator of the false claim trumpeted all over global media that Donald Trump told prostitutes to pee on beds the Obamas had slept in in a Russian hotel,” The Federalist’s Margot Cleveland noted.

“Simply put,” Cleveland noted, “our federal government paid for Russian disinformation to frame the President of the United States for colluding with Russia. The FBI did this knowing that Danchenko ‘was associate of two FBI counterintelligence subjects’; ‘had previous contact with the Russian Embassy and known Russian intelligence officers’; ‘had also informed one Russian intelligence officer that he had interest in entering the Russian diplomatic service’; and, according to a think-tank employee, suggested he had contacts willing to purchase classified information.”
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