The first real evidence of “Russian collusion” was revealed by “dossier” source Igor Danchenko, not linked to Donald Trump or his campaign but Hillary Clinton’s associates.
Russian-born Igor Danchenko, a U.S.-based researcher, had worked from 2005-2010 at the Brookings Institution with Strobe Talbott, a former official from Bill Clinton’s State Department.
Later, he became the primary “Russian” source for Christopher Steele, a former British spy, who compiled the fraudulent “Russia dossier” on Donald Trump on behalf of Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm, secretly paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
The FBI and press were fed the “dossier.” It was used in a FISA surveillance warrant on Trump aid Carter Page. Page’s communications gave the Clinton-friendly Obama administration visibility into Trump’s campaign.
All this was known before Thursday; however, the indictment revealed more.
As Breitbart News reported, a figure identified as “PR Executive-1,” and later confirmed to be communications consultant (and Clinton official) Charles Dolan Jr. was working with Danchenko.
Dolan had Russian contacts that were sought by Trump’s enemies when they persecuted the 45th president. Had Special Counsel Robert Meuller found similar contacts near Trump, the hoax would have been vindicated.
Dolan “spent much of his career interacting with Eurasian clients with a particular focus on Russia,” the indictment noted. He had even handled “global public relations for the Russian government and a state-owned energy company.”
Dolan had relationships with “senior Russian Federation leadership,” including Russian President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary and staff. He also was friendly with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. and his deputies.
Dolan attended meetings at the Russian embassy in Washington, DC. He arranged meetings in Moscow where Danchenko met with Russian officials and “sub-sources” who gave him information that later ended up in Steele’s sensational dossier.
The infamous “pee tape” allegation story was told in Durham’s indictment; Trump was alleged to have hired prostitutes to urinate on a bed where President Barack Obama slept during a visit to a Moscow hotel. The indictment alleges, in June 2016, Dolan and “Organizer-1” stayed in the same hotel, where management gave a guided tour.
Durham told the court: “According to Organizer-1, during the aforementioned tour of the Presidential Suite, a Moscow Hotel staff member told the participants, including PR Executive-1, that Trump had stayed in the Presidential Suite. According to both Organizer-1 and PR Executive-1, the staff member did not mention any sexual or salacious activity.”
Therefore, the entire prostitute story was made up – now Danchenko is being charged with lying to the FBI about whether Doland was a source for “Trump’s stay and alleged activity in the Moscow hotel.”
Dolan and Danchenko attended a conference in Moscow in October 2016 with “several Russian government officials.” The conference included meetings in the Kremlin itself.
According to Dolan, the Clinton campaign supposedly did not know about his activities; one “sub-source” believed Dolan was an “advisor” to Hillary Clinton, who he hoped would win. He expected to be invited to the State Department when Hillary Clinton defeated Trump.
Danchenko provided information to Steel; the campaign funded his research. Whether Dolan was acting on the campaign instructions, he ensured Danchenko had information that Steele could use.
Dolan’s had direct contacts with officials close to Vladimir Putin himself.
Some of his sources made clear they wanted Hillary Clinton to win. One asks for her autograph.
The possibility of Steele’s dossier being Russian disinformation is the “Russian collusion.”
Danchenko and Dolan were colluding with Russia, and they manufactured evidence of Trump’s supposed “collusion” with Russia.
Durham’s indictment is just the tip of the iceberg.
Trump-haters welcomed the “Russian collusion” leak by announcing “the walls are closing in” or that it was “worse than Watergate.”
Now the walls are closing in on the Clinton’s. It is worse than Watergate.