Igor Danchenko’s confession seems to reveal the true intentions of the office
The lawyer of Igor Danchenko, the main source of “Trump-Russia |” infamous and completely discredited profile compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, has submit a petition to refute the allegations against their client by special counsel John Durham.
In the process, they revealed another startling and likely criminal side to the FBI’s investigation into potential collusion between former President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin.
The case of Danchenko
Durham charge Danchenko in November 2021 on five counts of lying to the agency. Four of them are related to statements he made in an interview in February 2017 in which he repeatedly claimed to have met and conversed with Sergey Millian, a Belarusian-born businessman who claims to have ties to the Trump campaign.
Danchenko, and thus Steele, claim Millian was the primary source of the most explosive allegations in the record – namely that there was a “Well-developed cooperative plot” between Trump and the Kremlin, that the Russian GRU hacked the Democratic National Convention email server and provided content to WikiLeaks with the purpose of “legitimate denial”, and that the then-Presidential candidate had received a “golden shower” from a prostitute while in Moscow years earlier, it was filmed by Russian intelligence and possibly used as a “kompromat”.
In his FBI interview, conducted between 9 and 12 February 2017, Danchenko claimed to have received this inciting intelligence through phone conversations and email exchanges with Millian, who also mentioned suggested that they discuss the issues further in New York City. However, Durham alleges that Danchenko fabricated these calls, repeatedly emailed Millian with no response, and was never invited to any meetings anywhere.
New court filings show that to back up these claims, Danchenko provided the Bureau with a summary of a mid-August email he sent Millian, a month before his series of sit-down interviews. me. However, as the filing notes, the communication doesn’t refer to phone calls they’ve made intentionally in the past, or the prospect of meeting in person.
Danchenko’s lawyers now argue that this email in fact proves he wasn’t lying about having direct contact with Millian and made it clear that they never spoke to the people who interviewed him. However, there are problems for all involved, Danchenko and as a result Steele, both of whom attributed the silly allegations against the Trump campaign to Millian prior to this email.
FBI and the truth
Conversely, this means that the FBI had specific reason to believe that at least some of the Steele files were bogus as of January 25, 2017. But the Bureau, undaunted, went on to more than “review” ” the authenticity of the record, but also use it as a pretext to follow up on more 2016 Trump presidential campaign adviser Carter Page and step up the campaign investigation.
The FBI’s use of questionable records in court filings to secure FISA orders against Page was well known and was a major criticism of the Justice Department Inspector General in December 2019. reviewwhich determined that the Bureau made 17 errors or omissions in its FISA applications.
Even more damning, just two days after Danchenko submitted the discrediting email to the FBI, Trump met privately with then-FBI director James Comey, and the President specifically presented the Steele dossier.
According to Comey’s account of the dinner, as recounted in Mueller report: “The President… said he was thinking about ordering the FBI to investigate [Steele] accusations to prove them false. Comey replied that the President should think carefully about issuing such an order because it could create a narrative that the FBI is investigating him personally, which is incorrect. “
In other words, Comey plays Trump, manipulating his ego and feigning concern for his reputation, when he knows better than anyone about Steele and Danchenko himself that the FBI has been investigating his “allegations” former MI6 agent and know them to be useless. If he told the truth, perhaps the whole Russiagate scam would fall apart before it went public.
Had he known, the President might not have been pressured to successfully prove his anti-Russian credentials with a increasingly hostile and its belligerent stance towards Moscow, which has seen Trump go to the perilous times that the previous administration has taken. deliberately avoidsuch as arming and legalizing the Nazi Azov Battalion, and shredding key Cold War arms control treaties, skills that have brought us to where we are today.
The Bureau’s Hate
In any case, while filing is in many ways useful a top-level FBI confirmation of the inherent worthlessness of the records at an early stage, it can cause problems. for the prosecution of Danchenko.
His faith depends on Durham’s team’s ability to prove his lies to the FBI seriously affected their investigation and it can be easily argued that the apparent determination to investigate Trump’s non-existent relationship with Russia meant nondisclosure, right or wrong, ”convinced the agency to stop.
The fact that the FBI is completely adamant despite events that could damage Trump, first as a candidate, then as leader, has long been clear, but much of it has faded. blurred in public memory. One might argue that it is hard to believe that even supporters of the former president have not invoked this dubious history following the Bureau’s raid on Mar-a-Lago, which clearly indicates a motive. political body.
Evidence of the FBI’s anti-Trump agenda is available in both black and white – hence the agency’s growing phobia of Russophobia. Two of the Trump-Russia Bureau of Investigation’s key figures, one-time lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, made this clear both in public testimony and in private text messages.
On the second front, Strzok texted Trang in July 2016 – just as the Trump-Russia investigation was kicking off – to state, “F*** the deceitful mothers are eating Russians… assholes… I hate them… I think they’re probably the worst. F *** ing deceitful scam. “ He also pledged that the pair would work together to “prevent” Trump from winning. Page was only slightly less mean when she testified before Congress in July 2018:
“In my view, for Western ideals of who and what we stand for as Americans, Russia poses the most dangerous threat to that way of life.”
It is not clear why Strzok and Page, along with many other agents of the Bureau, were not prosecuted as their role in the largest US national security fraud since the Iraq War is unknown. clear.