Steele Dossier Official Arrested In John Durham Probe

( )- The truth is finally being revealed – slowly, at least – about the Steele Dossier and the political witch hunt into false allegations that former President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.

On Thursday, a researcher who compiled information for the famous dossier, which was paid for by Clinton associates and used as the basis of the FBI investigation that plagued Trump’s first term in the White House, was indicted by federal authorities.

Igor Danchenko was indicted on five counts of lying to the FBI in relation to the special counsel investigation spearheaded by John Durham. You may remember that Durham was appointed during the Trump administration to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation.

Speaking to The New York Times, people familiar with the indictment said that Danchenko was arrested on Thursday morning. It is alleged that the man lied to agents during interviews that took place between January 2017 and November the same year as part of the probe of information published in the dossier.

Danchenko is the third person to be prosecuted by Durham, after a long period of virtual silence from the investigation.

Danchenko was hired by Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the 35-page document. The dossier was famously packed full of untruths about the former president, including claims that Trump colluded with Russia.

According to the indictment, Danchenko lied to investigators when he said that he received an anonymous phone call in July 2016 from somebody that he believed to be an American citizen, as well as the president of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce. He claims that the person provided information that was later included in the dossier and that he agreed to meet the person in New York.

However, authorities concluded that the call never occurred and that the information was not given to him by this mysterious contact.

The lies are unraveling.