(RoyalPatriot.com )- Court documents show that the FBI was secretly paying Igor Danchenko, a former foreign policy analyst who has been charged by Special Counsel John Durham with lying to the FBI over his role in the discredited and infamous Steele Dossier, according to National File.
The Steele Dossier was what led to the Robert Mueller investigation, according to CNN. While Steele maintains that that he is proud of the professionalism from those who worked on the dossier, the dossier has been since discredited for false allegations and fabrications regarding the Trump-Russia collusion hoax.
Special Counsel Durham revealed that the FBI had been payrolling Danchenko since March 2017, months after they interviewed him about the his role in producing the dossier. According to the outlet, “Danchenko worked for dossier author Christopher Steele at the time, who crafted the document for the Hillary Clinton campaign.”
It’s worth noting at this point, that the Clinton campaign was recently under scrutiny after Durham went to court with Clinton’s lawyer, Michael Sussman. Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, testified that Clinton gave the go-ahead to alert the media about Trump’s ties to the Kremlin, despite the report being untruthful.
Danchenko was originally under investigation in 2009, eight years prior to his being hired by the FBI. The FBI had reportedly opened a counterintelligence investigation against him after one of his colleagues at the Brookings Institute claimed that Danchenko would be willing to sell classified material. A couple years later, Danchencko left the United States, putting an end to the probe.
When he later returned to the country, he began to work for Christopher Steele’s private intelligence firm, Orbis, where he was tasked with investigating any links between Trump and the Kremlin. Steele then went on to compile 17 memos based on the information that Danchenko provided, which was then provided to the FBI, the Clinton campaign, the State Department, and numerous media outlets, according to National File.
The outlet reports that it is unclear whether the FBI used Danchenko “to provide information on the dossier or as an asset for investigations targetting Trump.” Danchenko has since attempted to downplay the validity of the dossier, claiming that Steele greatly exaggerated his findings.