Newly released grand jury documents from Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation reveal an even deeper perspective into the extensive web of lies and deceit that entangle Christopher Steele’s dossier research and the suspect motives which seem to lead directly to Deep State actors and the Clinton Campaign.
Stick around and you will also get an update about who is, according to Breitbart, potentially behind the infamous “pee tape” allegation!
Guys, the Russian Pee Tape is probably real, it just happens to be Hunter’s.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 12, 2021
Steele’s primary sub-source for many of the allegations in his dossier, Igor Danchenko, was arrested yesterday by federal authorities on five counts of lying to the FBI about contacts with Steele.
John Solomon at JustTheNews helped break this story:
The indictment of Igor Danchenko, the primary source for the discredited Steele dossier, provides damning evidence alleging the Russian analyst repeatedly lied to the FBI. But it’s only part of a larger portrait emerging in federal court records chronicling how the U.S. government was bamboozled into investigating Donald Trump for Russia collusion by a circle of players connected to Hillary Clinton.
Just a few weeks before his arrest Thursday, Danchenko was served in late September with a federal subpoena in a separate civil case brought by executives connected to the Russia-based Alfa Bank. That case, like the indictment, has produced evidence Danchenko contrived the intelligence he provided to former MI6 agent Christopher Steele in 2016.
Danchenko is not a defendant in the civil case, but rather a witness that the Alfa executives want testimony and documents from. The executives are seeking possible damages against Fusion GPS, the Clinton-connected research firm that hired Steele to write the dossier.
The dossier, funded by Clinton’s campaign law firm during the height of the 2016 campaign, became prime evidence used by the FBI to justify FISA surveillance warrants targeting the Trump campaign and former adviser Carter Page, even though agents were never able to verify most of the allegations and in some cases debunked them as false or Russian disinformation.
Danchenko is also entangled in a civil case related to the Alfa Bank “private server” allegations in the dossier. Several Alfa Bank executives are seeking damages in their case against Glenn Simpson and Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm who hired Christopher Steele.
Attorneys representing the Alfa Bank execs provided sworn affidavits to the court from two Russian citizens whom Danchenko cited anonymously in the garbage fed to Steele. You can read the official statements here and here.
A federal judge ordered that Danchenko be properly served with papers in the civil case after the Alfa executives’ legal team submitted sworn statements from several Russian citizens alleging that Danchenko concocted stories of Trump-Russia collusion and falsely claimed they had provided the information as willing sub-sources for the dossier. He was served the subpoena in late September through his lawyer Mark Schamel, according to court records.
Schamel did not return a call to his office Thursday seeking comment. Danchenko appeared briefly in court and tried to plead innocent to the Durham charges Thursday, but a judge said it was premature to accept a plea.
In the civil case, the plaintiffs have produced several statements from Russian citizens challenging Danchenko and his dossier work.
“In contrast to what Mr. Danchenko told U.S. authorities, I was not a ‘source’ for the Dossier,” Russian journalist Lyudmila Nikolayevna Podobedova said in a sworn declaration submitted to U.S. District Judge Richard Leon on June 21 in the Alfa case. “I never provided Mr. Danchenko (or anyone else) with any information related to the contents of the Dossier …”
Podobedova said she believe she is the woman identified in the dossier as Sub-Source 5 but that she did not provide the information attributed to her in the dossier though she talked on the phone in 2016 with Danchenko.
“My view is that once Mr. Danchenko realized that the Dossier was coming under scrutiny, he decided to point at me to make it look as if I were involved in the Dossier and thus add credibility to his work,” her declaration said.
Likewise, Russian academic Alexey Sergeyevich Dundich said he believes he is the person identified in the dossier as Danchenko’s “Sub-Source 4” and declared the information attributed to him was contrived and did not come from him as alleged.
“I believe that Mr. Danchenko framed me as Sub-Source 4 to add credibility to his low-quality work, which is not based on real information or in-depth analysis,” Dundich’s declaration states. “My impression is that Mr. Danchenko fabricated the information published in the Dossier to make quick money. It is apparent to me that the Dossier is a deliberate fraud and a collection of idle rumors.”
A third Russian, banking industry journalist and currency collector Ivan Mikhailovich Vorontsov, alleged in his court declaration that he not only was falsely portrayed as “Sub-Source 2” in the Steele dossier, but that Danchenko later apologized for doing so.
“Although it is apparent that Mr. Danchenko claimed that I was a source of information for the Dossier, in fact I was not a ‘source’ for the Dossier,” Vorontsov said. “I never provided Mr. Danchenko (or anyone else) with any information associated with the contents of the Dossier generally … Mr. Danchenko later confirmed this to me as well when he expressed guilt for dragging me into this whole controversy concerning the Dossier.
He added: “I believe that the Dossier was fabricated to fit whatever the client who requested the information wanted to receive.”
Durham’s unsealed indictment reads as such:
“All of DANCHENKO’s lies were material to the FBI because, among other reasons, (1) the FBI’s investigation of the Trump Campaign relied in large part on the Company Reports to obtain FISA warrants on Advisor-1, (2) the FBI ultimately devoted substantial resources attempting to investigate and corroborate the allegations contained in the Company Reports, including the reliability of DANCHENKO’s sub-sources; and (3) the Company Reports, as well as information collected for the Reports by DANCHENKO, played a role in the FBI’s investigative decisions and in sworn representations that the FBI made to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court throughout the relevant time period,” the indictment charged.”
A few things here.
- If the charges in this indictment are true, that would mean Robert Mueller likely knew that Danchenko was lying, yet he continued his investigation anyways…
These indictments against Team Hillary operatives & associates for lying to the FBI are all well and good. But when are we going to see indictments against senior IC & FBI officials for lying to congress?
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 4, 2021
2. Was any ACTUAL due diligence done by Mueller, Andrew Weissman, and his team of reprobates, into ANY of Steele’s sub-sources? What actual efforts were made to corroborate or vent claims in the dossier?
When two dozen phones belonging to Robert Mueller’s crooked henchmen magically all get erased how is anyone supposed to have any faith in our justice system?
Imagine how long all the witnesses they railroaded would be in jail for if they had done that “by accident?”
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 12, 2020
3. The FBI received the dossier in July 2016 right around the time Steele starts handing out his work to various friends, colleagues, and media outlets. The FBI then used the reporting on the information Steele provided to strengthen their case for what turned out to be FOUR FISA warrants on Carter Page. Were they engaged in “circular reporting”?
— Matt Batzel (@MattBatzel) February 2, 2018
4. Who made up the “pee tape” allegation in the dossier?
And now what you’ve probably been waiting for….a “pee tape” update!
Thanks to more information in the new documents released we may be close to an answer.
My money was on Glenn Simpson or John Podesta. Apparently I guessed wrong.
The indictment also touches on one of the most salacious allegations in the dossier — one that was never corroborated — that Trump had engaged with prostitutes at a Moscow hotel. The indictment suggested that the PR executive, Dolan, could have been connected to part of the allegation because he had visited with hotel staff on 2016 and learned that Trump stayed in the presidential suite at the hotel. But it noted there was no basis for the sexual allegation.
“During the aforementioned tour of the Presidential Suite, a Moscow Hotel staff member told the participants, including PR Executive-1, that Trump had stayed in the Presidential Suite. According to both Organizer-1 and PR Executive-1, the staff member did not mention any sexual or salacious activity,” the indictment noted.
The PR Executive-1 as mentioned in the indictment, according to Breitbart, has been confirmed to be Charles Dolan, a LONG time Clinton lackey:
Attorney Ralph Martin confirmed Thursday that his client, DC-based communications executive Charles Dolan, Jr., is the person referred to as “PR Executive-1” in Special Counsel John Durham’s indictment of researcher Igor Danchenko.
Danchenko, who worked from 2005-10 with Democratic policy luminaries at the Brookings Institution, also worked with “PR Executive-1,” according to the indictment. Martin confirmed to CNBC that “PR Executive-1” is, in fact, Dolan.
CNBC noted that Dolan, a vice president at the KGlobal communications firm, also has a history of involvement with the Clintons, chairing Bill Clinton’s campaign in Virginia in both 1992 and 1996. His PR work includes Russia-related issues.
Durham’s indictment suggests that Dolan introduced Danchenko to his Russian acquaintances, as Danchenko was reporting information to Steele. Those Russian acquaintances then allegedly provided some information Danchenko gave to Steele.
Moreover, Dolan had extensive contacts in the Russian government, met with officials at the Russian embassy in Washington, D.C., in 2016 and traveled to Moscow with Danchenko that year.
Ironically, the Clinton campaign would then accuse Trump of “collusion” with Russia, even though neither he nor his aides had such contacts in Russia.
Dolan also pretended that Republican sources were feeding information to him about then-campaign manager Paul Manafort (“Campaign Manager-1”), which Danchenko then apparently fed to contacts at the “Company” (presumably, Fusion GPS).
Dolan appears to have used Danchenko as a conduit for information he wished to plant with Fusion GPS — and then, perhaps, with the FBI and the media. Danchenko then allegedly lied to the FBI about the nature of his ties to Dolan.
With Danchenko arrest, a reminder that the dossier, along with media explosion over leak of 'pee tape' story from 1/6/17 intel briefing of President-elect Trump, was one of the most devastating dirty tricks ever played in US politics. From OBSESSION: https://t.co/nOcngcko5F pic.twitter.com/SypFQoAFIQ
— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 4, 2021
In another juicy revelation, it was revealed that Danchenko was introduced to Steele by none other than…
Before you read on to learn about her connection. Watch Devin Nunes’ questioning of Hill during the sham impeachment investigation:
After re-visiting this, you’ll have to ask yourself.
Was Hill underplaying her involvement in the dossier?
In the same JustTheNews article, John Solomon discloses he obtained FBI documents showing that she is another one of the mysterious identities in the newly unsealed Durham indictment, “think tank official” who linked Steele to his primary sub-source.
The indictment did not name the think tank official. But FBI documents obtained by Just the News show Steele told agents in fall 2017, a year after he was terminated as a confidential source in the Russia case, that the think tank official was Fiona Hill, a National Security Council official who later would emerge as a key witness against Trump in the Ukraine impeachment proceedings. Trump was acquitted in that trial.
“The primary subsource was introduced to STEELE and ORBIS by FIONA HILL in or around 2011,” the FBI document quoted Steele as saying. Hill at the time worked with Danchenko at the Brookings Institution, a liberal think tank then run by former Clinton administration official Strobe Talbott.
“Emphasizing the sensitivity, STEELE explained that HILL now worked for the White House on the National Security Council,” the 2017 FBI document added. “HILL has a very high opinion of the primary sub-source, and she told STEELE that he and ORBIS should take a look at him. HILL is one of STEELE’s close friends.”
This just keeps getting better and better.
I’ve I said before, Durham is moving slow but don’t mistake that for lack of results. He’s got ONE shot and it must be done meticulously well.
If it’s not apparent now, it should be: Durham is slowly revealing to the public these chains of events. Some of these indictments coming to light have been in motion for a long time and only now being unsealed. This is a monumental case with an incomprehensible amount of complexity.
Remember, this also involves the Uranium One scandal, SpyGate, Ukraine, and likely more, all in one.
Where do you think this ladder leads?
I’ll tell you where…
Straight to the tippy top.