FBI Had Suspected Russian Operative, Source For Trump Dossier On Payroll, Durham Charges

FBI Had Suspected Russian Operative, Source For Trump Dossier On Payroll, Durham Charges


The shadowy Russian operative who was allegedly the key source for the discredited Steele dossier that launched the FBI’s Trump-Russia collusion probe was put on the bureau’s payroll despite prior concerns he was an agent of Moscow, according to Special Counsel John Durham.

Durham revealed the explosive claim about Igor Danchenko in a Tuesday court filing. Danchenko was paid by the bureau to be a confidential human source in the Crossfire Hurricane investigation of Trump’s 2016 campaign even though officials had reason to know he had lied about the wild claims in the dossier and had previously investigated him for espionage, the prosecutor said.

“In March 2017, the FBI signed the defendant up as a paid confidential human source of the FBI,” Durham wrote in the newly

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