For the entirety of Donald Trump’s first term, (and then some), the liberal left worked to convince us that the former New York City business mogul was some sort of Russian double agent, beholden to the Kremlin on account of some kompromat that Vladimir Putin had on him.
This already sounded like something from a rejected spy-movie script, but it gets wilder: As it turns out, the alleged blackmail material in question was bought and paid for by Democrats with the express purpose of affecting Trump’s chances at election.
Then, as if things couldn’t get weirder, the suggestion was that Putin had evidence of Trump spending some unsanitary time with Muscovite prostitutes, and that the whole thing was caught on tape.
It was so ridiculous that Trump wound up appoint John Durham as a special counsel to investigate just how far the Democrats took their ploy, and it now appears as though that probe is getting some serious results.
Igor Danchenko is the third person, and second in a two-month span, to face charges in special counsel John Durham’s probe into the origins of the Russia investigation.Trending:
Danchenko functioned as a source for Christopher Steele, a former British spy who was paid by Democrats to examine ties between Russia and Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. The research was used by the FBI as it applied for and received surveillance warrants targeting a former Trump campaign aide.
Both the dossier and the Durham probe are politically charged. Trump’s Justice Department appointed Durham as Trump claimed the investigation of campaign ties to Russia was a witch hunt and pointed to the dossier, some of which remains uncorroborated or has been discredited, as evidence of an unfair probe.
At this time, there is no indication of the charges being faced by Dachenko, but his arrest alone is evidence that Durham’s seemingly dormant probe is still chugging right along.