‘Smear,’ ‘So-Called’ Investigation: Networks Ignore And Spin Steele Dossier Indictment

‘Smear,’ ‘So-Called’ Investigation: Networks Ignore And Spin Steele Dossier Indictment


Although the most lurid allegations of the Steele dossier about alleged connections between Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia received saturation coverage for more than two years, the legacy media have largely ignored the indictment of the dossier’s prime source. When they have covered Special Prosecutor John Durham’s indictment of Igor Danchenko for lying, they have referred to it as a “smear,” a “so-called” investigation, or proof that the dossier has been “further vetted.”

On Wednesday, November 3, John Durham issued a 39-page indictment of Igor Danchenko, a U.S.-based Russian citizen who formerly worked at the left-of-center Brookings Institution. Fiona Hill introduced Danchenko to Christopher Steele, who was hired by the Democratic National Committee to compile a dossier of allegations about the Trump campaign’s ties

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