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https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/new-durham-bombshell-fbi-paid-russian-accused-lying

 

In a bombshell revelation, Special Prosecutor John Durham revealed Tuesday in court filings that the FBI paid a Russian businessman as a confidential human source in the investigation of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign even though it had prior concerns that businessman was tied to Moscow's intelligence services.

Durham persuaded the federal judge in the upcoming trial of Igor Danchenko to unseal a motion revealing that Danchenko, the primary source of the now-discredited Steele dossier, was paid by the FBI as a confidential human source for more than three years until the fall of 2020 when he was terminated for lying to agents.

Danchenko is charged with five counts of lying to the bureau during that relationship and faces trial next month in federal court in the Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C.

"In March 2017, the FBI signed the defendant up as a paid confidential human source of the FBI," Durham's unsealed court filing disclosed for the first time. "The FBI terminated its source relationship with the defendant in October 2020. As alleged in further detail below, the defendant lied to FBI agents during several of these interviews."

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The revelation means that the FBI first fired former MI6 agent Christopher Steele, the author of the Hillary Clinton-funded dossier, as a human source in November 2016 for having unauthorized contacts with the news media. And it then turned around a few months later and hired Steele's primary informer to work with the bureau even after determining some of Danchenko's statements in the Steele dossier were uncorroborated or exaggerated.

Even more stunning, Durham confirmed that the FBI had concerns about Danchenko's ties to Russian intelligence a decade earlier, opening up a counterintelligence probe on him after learning he was trying to buy classified information from the Obama administration.

"As has been publicly reported, the defendant was the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011," Durham wrote. "In late 2008, while the defendant was employed by a prominent think tank in Washington, D.C., the defendant engaged two fellow employees about whether one of the employees might be willing or able in the future to provide classified information in exchange for money.

"According to one employee ('Employee-1'), the defendant believed that he (Employee-1) might be in a position to enter the incoming Obama administration and have access to classified information. During this exchange, the defendant informed Employee-1 that he had access to people who would be willing to pay money in exchange for classified information. Employee-1 passed this information to a U.S. government contact, and the information was subsequently passed to the FBI.

“Based on this information, the FBI initiated a 'preliminary investigation' into the defendant. The FBI converted its investigation into a 'full investigation' after learning that the defendant (1) had been identified as an associate of two FBI counterintelligence subjects and (2) had previous contact with the Russian Embassy and known Russian intelligence officers."

 

The FBI closed that counterintelligence probe in 2010, but only after it "incorrectly believed that the defendant had left the country," Durham told the court.

Before the FBI hired Danchenko as a confidential human source, it detected more troubling behavior, prosecutors told the court.

"During his January 2017 interview with the FBI, the defendant initially denied having any contact with Russian intelligence or security services but later — as noted by the agents, contradicted himself and stated that he had contact with two individuals who he believed to be connected to those services," Durham wrote.

The filing asked the court for permission to use evidence at trial of other lies that Danchenko allegedly told the FBI that are not charged as part of his indictment. The prosecutor argued the new evidence would show a pattern and how Danchenko's deception led to false narratives in the Steele dossier and the news media, including the salacious and untrue allegation that Trump had consorted with prostitutes in Moscow.

Durham plans to show the jury evidence that Danchenko made "uncharged false statements to the FBI regarding his purported receipt of information reflecting Donald's Trump's alleged salacious sexual activity at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Moscow," the filing said.

Prosecutors will provide evidence that Danchenko never received such information and plan to introduce testimony that members of the Moscow hotel staff never made any claims about Trump's behavior such as those the Steele dossier attributed to them.

"The Government has interviewed and expects to call at trial the then-general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Moscow, Bernd Kuhlen," according to the filing, "a German citizen who does not speak Russian (and whom the Steele Reports describe as 'Source E,' a senior (western) member of staff at the hotel.)

"Mr. Kuhlen does not recall ever meeting or speaking with the defendant in June 2016, or at any time. Mr. Kuhlen also has denied (1) having knowledge of the Ritz-Carlton allegations at any time prior to their being reported in the media, (2) discussing such allegations with, or hearing them from, the defendant."

 

Further evidence of the corruption and partisan witch hunts that are being purpotrated against those that aren't on their side.

Destroy and rebuild our government and the three letter agencies

 

 

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9 minutes ago, f8ta1ity54 said:

The 45th president has stolen top secret documents and may have sold them to hostile foreign powers, and this is what you're worried about?

Good sheep.

…..” but above all else, deflect!“

“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes.

A high-powered mutant of some kind, never even considered for mass production.

Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”
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12 minutes ago, f8ta1ity54 said:

The 45th president has stolen top secret documents and may have sold them to hostile foreign powers, and this is what you're worried about?

Good sheep.

Shut up Nazi.   You speak out of ignorance.   Never have you done anything of worth.   You can run only your mouth.   You can feel only hate. 

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2 hours ago, Philly'sFinest said:

https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/new-durham-bombshell-fbi-paid-russian-accused-lying

 

In a bombshell revelation, Special Prosecutor John Durham revealed Tuesday in court filings that the FBI paid a Russian businessman as a confidential human source in the investigation of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign even though it had prior concerns that businessman was tied to Moscow's intelligence services.

Durham persuaded the federal judge in the upcoming trial of Igor Danchenko to unseal a motion revealing that Danchenko, the primary source of the now-discredited Steele dossier, was paid by the FBI as a confidential human source for more than three years until the fall of 2020 when he was terminated for lying to agents.

Danchenko is charged with five counts of lying to the bureau during that relationship and faces trial next month in federal court in the Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C.

"In March 2017, the FBI signed the defendant up as a paid confidential human source of the FBI," Durham's unsealed court filing disclosed for the first time. "The FBI terminated its source relationship with the defendant in October 2020. As alleged in further detail below, the defendant lied to FBI agents during several of these interviews."

File

 gov.uscourts.vaed_.515692.81.0.pdf

The revelation means that the FBI first fired former MI6 agent Christopher Steele, the author of the Hillary Clinton-funded dossier, as a human source in November 2016 for having unauthorized contacts with the news media. And it then turned around a few months later and hired Steele's primary informer to work with the bureau even after determining some of Danchenko's statements in the Steele dossier were uncorroborated or exaggerated.

Even more stunning, Durham confirmed that the FBI had concerns about Danchenko's ties to Russian intelligence a decade earlier, opening up a counterintelligence probe on him after learning he was trying to buy classified information from the Obama administration.

"As has been publicly reported, the defendant was the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011," Durham wrote. "In late 2008, while the defendant was employed by a prominent think tank in Washington, D.C., the defendant engaged two fellow employees about whether one of the employees might be willing or able in the future to provide classified information in exchange for money.

"According to one employee ('Employee-1'), the defendant believed that he (Employee-1) might be in a position to enter the incoming Obama administration and have access to classified information. During this exchange, the defendant informed Employee-1 that he had access to people who would be willing to pay money in exchange for classified information. Employee-1 passed this information to a U.S. government contact, and the information was subsequently passed to the FBI.

“Based on this information, the FBI initiated a 'preliminary investigation' into the defendant. The FBI converted its investigation into a 'full investigation' after learning that the defendant (1) had been identified as an associate of two FBI counterintelligence subjects and (2) had previous contact with the Russian Embassy and known Russian intelligence officers."

 

The FBI closed that counterintelligence probe in 2010, but only after it "incorrectly believed that the defendant had left the country," Durham told the court.

Before the FBI hired Danchenko as a confidential human source, it detected more troubling behavior, prosecutors told the court.

"During his January 2017 interview with the FBI, the defendant initially denied having any contact with Russian intelligence or security services but later — as noted by the agents, contradicted himself and stated that he had contact with two individuals who he believed to be connected to those services," Durham wrote.

The filing asked the court for permission to use evidence at trial of other lies that Danchenko allegedly told the FBI that are not charged as part of his indictment. The prosecutor argued the new evidence would show a pattern and how Danchenko's deception led to false narratives in the Steele dossier and the news media, including the salacious and untrue allegation that Trump had consorted with prostitutes in Moscow.

Durham plans to show the jury evidence that Danchenko made "uncharged false statements to the FBI regarding his purported receipt of information reflecting Donald's Trump's alleged salacious sexual activity at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Moscow," the filing said.

Prosecutors will provide evidence that Danchenko never received such information and plan to introduce testimony that members of the Moscow hotel staff never made any claims about Trump's behavior such as those the Steele dossier attributed to them.

"The Government has interviewed and expects to call at trial the then-general manager of the Ritz-Carlton Moscow, Bernd Kuhlen," according to the filing, "a German citizen who does not speak Russian (and whom the Steele Reports describe as 'Source E,' a senior (western) member of staff at the hotel.)

"Mr. Kuhlen does not recall ever meeting or speaking with the defendant in June 2016, or at any time. Mr. Kuhlen also has denied (1) having knowledge of the Ritz-Carlton allegations at any time prior to their being reported in the media, (2) discussing such allegations with, or hearing them from, the defendant."

 

Further evidence of the corruption and partisan witch hunts that are being purpotrated against those that aren't on their side.

Destroy and rebuild our government and the three letter agencies

 

 

Nice reporting.  A refreshing relief to the Leftist/Communist/ Fascist propaganda on this site. 

The truth will always be the enemy of the LCF Snitch Society. 

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45 minutes ago, HipKat said:

2016 called……

Except this has just come to light, and it further exposes the corruption within our three letter agencies.

Big shock that you simply dismiss another piece of info since it's the side you do not support.

We all know you'd have started a post and crucified them if it went the opposite way.

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6 minutes ago, FanBack said:

Is it fear that makes you such a Beta Cuck for an authoritarian Fascist regime? 

"conservatives have a larger amygdala than self-described liberals. This brain structure is involved in emotion processing, and it's especially reactive to fearful stimuli. It is possible that an oversized amygdala could create a heightened sensitivity that may cause one to habitually overreact to anything that appears to be a potential threat, whether it actually is one or not."

Fear and Anxiety Drive Conservatives' Political Attitudes | Psychology Today

 

Wow you're so close! We just disagree on who the fascist is.

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4 minutes ago, f8ta1ity54 said:

"conservatives have a larger amygdala than self-described liberals. This brain structure is involved in emotion processing, and it's especially reactive to fearful stimuli. It is possible that an oversized amygdala could create a heightened sensitivity that may cause one to habitually overreact to anything that appears to be a potential threat, whether it actually is one or not."

Fear and Anxiety Drive Conservatives' Political Attitudes | Psychology Today

 

Wow you're so close! We just disagree on who the fascist is.

Nice study.  Not.   Fascist.  This reminds me of a Nazi study where they found German brains to be larger.   You prove my point.  

I know how Leftists/ Fascists/ Communists speak about conservatives (actually I am a classical liberal).  I am not ...... unintelligent.  It is just a fact. 

Leftists are so bigoted and arrogant, that they assume 'this person is smart; they must think like me '.  I get a kick out of letting them vent by insulting half of the population and responding with the most overblown statements. 

I've found none ready for a debate.

Emergency National Security Update:  MyPillow Guy's cell phone is safely in FBI custody.  After a daeing raid that involved multiple official vehicles and close coordination with concerned citizens in the Hardee's drive- through, brave FBI agents were able to surround the extremist businessman and procure his cell phone. 

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20 minutes ago, FanBack said:

MyPillow Guy's cell phone is safely in FBI custody.

probable cause, bitch.  look it up.

 

Mike Lindell, a prominent promoter of 2020 election misinformation, was served with a search warrant, and his cellphone was seized, by F.B.I. agents who questioned him about his ties to a Colorado county clerk who is accused of tampering with voting machines, Mr. Lindell said.

Tina Peters, the county clerk in Mesa County, Colo., is under indictment on state charges related to a scheme to download data from election equipment after the 2020 presidential contest. Ms. Peters has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

 

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At this point FBI may have more cell phones than a Verizon store

Rudy Giuliani

Victoria Toensing

Michael McDonald

Scott Perry

John Eastman

Jeff Clark

Boris Epshteyn

Mike Roman

Mike Lindell

The FBI can’t seize any of them without probable cause they contain evidence of a crime.

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1 minute ago, Philly'sFinest said:

At least it accomplished exposing the corruption within our government. Whether or not dumbfucks like yourself wish to accept it is another story.

Money better spent than the Russia Hoax and 1/6 committee 

 

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Just now, 212frawk said:

At this point FBI may have more cell phones than a Verizon store

Rudy Giuliani

Victoria Toensing

Michael McDonald

Scott Perry

John Eastman

Jeff Clark

Boris Epshteyn

Mike Roman

Mike Lindell

The FBI can’t seize any of them without probable cause they contain evidence of a crime.

What's the chance any of them get charged with a crime?

If your answer is higher than zero, you're a fool

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3 minutes ago, 212frawk said:

probable cause, bitch.  look it up.

 

Mike Lindell, a prominent promoter of 2020 election misinformation, was served with a search warrant, and his cellphone was seized, by F.B.I. agents who questioned him about his ties to a Colorado county clerk who is accused of tampering with voting machines, Mr. Lindell said.

Tina Peters, the county clerk in Mesa County, Colo., is under indictment on state charges related to a scheme to download data from election equipment after the 2020 presidential contest. Ms. Peters has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

 

Thank you for the Emergency National Security Update!!  I'm sure it is all warranted. 

Your track record on veracity isn't very good, Nazi.

Now go report someone, Snitch. 

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