The Igor Danchenko indictment is Durham’s first big move. It likely won’t be the last. The indictment lays out some likely next targets and I wouldn’t be too surprised if Steele gets his own papers, but don’t expect the end results to touch Hillary Clinton or any of her top people.
Or any of the government employees who played a crucial role in turning this stuff into the basis for an investigation.
The cutouts, the proxies, the pasties and stooges will take a fall and everything else will go on as before.
Here’s patsy number one.
Igor Danchenko’s indictment chips away at the whole construct of a Steele dossier. There was no Steele dossier. Steele was just one link in a chain in a campaign that began with Dems linked to the Clinton campaign and ended with Dems working in the DOJ.
In the context of these efforts, the FBI learned that U.K. Person-1 relied primarily on a U.S.-based Russian national, IGOR DANCHENKO (“DANCHENKO”), the defendant herein, to collect the information that ultimately formed the core of the allegations…
And who did Igor get his materials from?
First, DANCHENKO stated falsely that he had never communicated with a particular U.S.-based individual – who was a long-time participant in Democratic Party politics and was then an executive at a U.S. public relations firm (“PR Executive-l”) – about any allegations contained in the Company Reports. In truth and in fact, and as DANCHENKO well knew, DANCHENKO sourced one or more specific allegations in the Company Reports anonymously to PR Executive-l.
PR Executive-I’s role as a contributor of information to the Company Reports was highly relevant and material to the FBI’s evaluation of those reports because (a) PR Executive-l maintained pre-existing and ongoing relationships with numerous persons named or described in the Company Reports, including one of DANCHENKO’s Russian sub-sources (detailed below), (b) PR Executive-l maintained historical and ongoing involvement in Democratic politics, which bore upon PR Executive-l’s reliability, motivations, and potential bias as a source of information for the Company Reports, and (c) DANCHENKO gathered some of the information contained in the Company Reports at events in Moscow organized by PR Executive-l and others that DANCHENKO attended at PR Executive-l’s invitation. Indeed, and as alleged below, certain allegations that DANCHENKO provided to U.K. Person-1… mirrored and/or reflected information that PR Executive-] himself also had received through his own interactions with Russian nationals.
The Steele dossier was based on Igor’s materials which were in turn based on material from PR Executive 1. The British ex-agent and his Russian sources were window dressing for materials that came from the Democrats. The Steele dossier was as American as apple pie.