New Durham bombshell reveals key source in debunked dossier was on FBI payroll

2J8P698 Special Counsel John Durham departs the U.S. Federal Courthouse after opening arguments in the trial of Attorney Michael Sussmann, where Durham is prosecuting Sussmann on charges that Sussmann lied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) while providing information about later discredited allegations of communications between the 2016 presidential campaign of former U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia, in Washington, U.S. May 17, 2022. REUTERS/Julia Nikhinson

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The role that the FBI played in the drama of now-debunked cries of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russian assets has come under renewed scrutiny in the last week, thanks to a new bombshell revelation from Special Counsel John Durham.

Jonathan Turley, a criminal defense attorney and legal analyst, shared court documents on Twitter in the case of United States v. Danchenko. “Special Counsel John Durham just disclosed that Igor Danchenko not only worked with Christopher Steele to develop the Russian collusion claims for the Clinton campaign but he later was a paid informant for the FBI,” Turley wrote.

As previously reported by RSBN, Igor Danchenko is set to face trial in October for his role as an alleged source of intel for Christopher Steele, the shadowy British spy that provided a wild dossier against President Donald Trump.

The ongoing claims of Russian collusion have been extensively investigated by Special Counsel John Durham. In February, his long-awaited “Durham Report” revealed in his filing that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential actually campaign spied on Trump. Even worse, it was revealed that the Clinton campaign paid a technology company to reportedly gain access to servers in Trump Tower and the White House, per RSBN.

In an analysis written on Wednesday, Jonathan Turley stated:

“Yesterday, a filing by Special Counsel John Durham revealed that Igor Danchenko, who worked as a key contributor to the discredited Steele dossier funded by the Clinton campaign, was later put on the FBI payroll as an informant. The disclosure rocked Washington and raised additional questions of the FBI’s eagerness to pursue any allegations against Donald Trump despite being warned that the dossier appeared to be a vehicle for Russian disinformation.”

Additionally, Turley pointed out that Danchenko is facing five counts of lying to the FBI going into his trial next month.

President Donald Trump also shared a clip from host Bret Baier’s program on Fox News on Thursday, citing information from the case that revealed Danchenko was on the FBI’s payroll as an informant from March 2017 to October 2020. Fox correspondent David Spunt referred to Danchenko as a “Russian national” who provided critical information for the Steele dossier, which turned out to be “totally bogus.”

“FBI working with Russia to get Trump. If this were reversed, it would be the biggest story in 50 years,” Trump commented on his Truth Social.

He added, “The Fake News Media does everything possible not to cover it – but the people know!”

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