The entire case against Donald Trump on the so-called “Russian collusion” has now been fully discredited.
While Democrats and the left continue to accuse Trump of phantom crimes made up by his enemies, new information further discredits the accusations.
Because it turns out a Russian analyst living in the U.S. was the main source for the discredited Steele dossier.
The charges of “Russian collusion” against Donald Trump and his 2016 campaign for president were fully investigated, fully discredited, and fully rejected by any rational person who cares about truth and the rule of law.
Yet, many on the left continue to promote the fantasy of some secretive and expansive Trump-Russia campaign to influence American elections.
They continue this despite the fact that the entire case against the President was based on a totally discredited “Steele dossier” and on a DOJ/FBI operation that was, as it turns out, not just biased, but flat-out illegal.
As investigations into the major Deep State players involved in the coup attempt against Trump continue, new information further bolsters the case that the attacks on Trump were actually part of a Russian plot AGAINST him, not for him.
It turns out a Russian-born analyst living here in the United States has been identified as the primary source for Christopher Steele.
Steele, of course, is the author of the now-debunked dossier regarding Donald Trump and members of his 2016 presidential campaign allegedly working with the Russians to affect the results of the 2016 elections.
An FBI memo released on July 17 identified Igor Danchenko, 42, as the main dossier source.
While the FBI had redacted all information in the memo that might identify Danchenko as well as six of his so-called “sources”, a tricky Twitter troller was able to piece together clues from the FBI’s memo to identify the likely source. The Twitter detective then created a blog laying out information about the Russian-born Danchenko. Last weekend, The New York Times confirmed that Danchenko was, in fact, Steele’s main source.
“Mr. Danchenko stands by his data analysis and research and will leave it to others to evaluate and interpret any broader story with regard to Orbis’s final report,” said Danchenko’s lawyer Mark Schamel, referring to Orbis Business Intelligence, the London-based firm owned by Steele.
And not only is Danchenko a possible Russian asset, but he is also a former analyst at the ultra-left-wing Brookings Institution, which focuses on a socialist worldview and liberal foreign policy.
So, his attempts to take down the President are clearly far more than altruistic and patriotic efforts.
And as the new revelations show, his efforts were merely speculations based on rumors of rumors. In fact, Danchenko told the FBI that he shared “rumor and speculation” with Steele.
The Steele dossier’s major allegations of course involved Carter Page and Michael Cohen, the former Trump lawyer.
Steele alleged that Page, a member of the 2016 Trump, was a key figure in the “well-developed conspiracy of coordination” between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.
The special counsel’s report, however, clearly proved that no Trump associates or campaign officials conspired with Russia or helped release emails through WikiLeaks. A Justice Department report on the FBI investigation went further that the Cohen allegation may have been the product of Russian disinformation.
The FBI and Justice Department then identified Danchenko as Steele’s source.
Danchenko attended high schools in the United States in the 1990s as part of a student exchange program with Russia. He graduated from Perm State University in Russia and then received a master’s degree from the University of Louisville in 2005.
He worked for five years at the left-wing Brookings Institution as a Russian analyst.
Brookings itself played a large role in the dossier saga. In 2016, its then-president, Strobe Talbott, contacted Steele seeking a copy of the dossier.
The Deep State connections and intrigue get even worse.
Danchenko told the FBI that Steele asked him to look into Paul Manafort, the longtime Republican political operative who joined the Trump campaign.
But it turns out, this request was because Steele worked for a law firm that represented Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch who had a business dispute with Manafort.
And, Steele was hired in June 2016 by Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm employed by the Clinton campaign and the DNC to investigate Trump’s possible ties to Russia.
We will keep you updated on this breaking story as more information comes out.