Durham Zeroes In On FBI’s Real Problem, And It Is Worse Than Incompetence

Durham Zeroes In On FBI’s Real Problem, And It Is Worse Than Incompetence


Special Counsel John Durham‘s bombshell court filing this week is going to make it hard to paint the FBI as a dupe tricked into investigating former President Donald J. Trump for all that election collusion with Russia we now know never happened.

Durham says shadowy Russian operative Igor Danchenko — the key source for the anti-Trump Steele dossier — was on the FBI payroll from 2017-2020. The bureau should have known by 2017, and certainly knew by 2020, that the dossier, which it used to get a FISA warrant to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page, was full of ludicrous lies. And the bureau also knew, or should have known, that in had investigated Danchenko just a few years earlier for trying to buy classified information

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