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Russian source for Steele's Trump dossier arrested by US authorities | The Guardian |  By Luke Harding

The five-page indictment released on Thursday accuses Danchenko of lying repeatedly to the FBI when interviewed in 2017 - a criminal offense. These include over his dealings with an unnamed US PR executive with close links to the Democrats. The executive's information found its way into some of the dossier's memos, a fact Danchenko allegedly concealed.

The FBI further accuses Danchenko of making up a conversation with Sergei Millian, a Russian American property broker with links to Trump, who appears in the dossier as "source D".

He appears to have been credited by Danchenko with the claim that Trump watched sex workers perform "golden showers" by urinating on each other at the hotel.

In 2019, the special counsel Robert Mueller said no criminal wrongdoing had taken place between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Democrats believe Durham's inquiries to be politically driven. But so far the Biden administration has not tried to stop him. Danchenko is the third person, and second in a two-month span, to face indictment with five separate counts on Thursday of lying. In September cybersecurity lawyer, Michael Sussmann [NYT] was also accused of lying to the FBI.

Russian source for anti-Trump Steele dossier Igor Danchenko charged in the US

Danchenko, who previously worked for the Brookings Institution, has himself suggested that the information he offered to Steele was not meant to be portrayed as indisputable fact.

"Even raw intelligence from credible sources, I take it with a grain of salt," Danchenko told The New York Times last year. "Who knows, what if it's not particularly accurate? Is it just a rumour or is there more to it?"

Recent attempt by Luke Harding and Christopher Steele to white-wash the Dodgy British Intelligence dossier ...

Further reading ...

'The Steele Dossier Was a Case Study in How Reporters Get Manipulated' | NY Mag Intelligencer - July 2021 |

A Gordian Knot: IC Gate

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