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 October 14, 2022 3:36pm EDT
Judge throws out one of five counts against Danchenko
Special Counsel John Durham charged Danchenko with five counts of making false statements to the FBI
By Jake Gibson , Brooke Singman | Fox News

U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga acquitted Russian national Igor Danchenko on one of five counts against him, after Special Counsel John Durham charged him with making false statements to the FBI.

Trenga threw out one of the five counts of making a false statement to the FBI after a standard Rule 29 proceeding where the defense brings a motion to dismiss the case, arguing that the prosecution has not brought sufficient evidence to prove it

Durham's team completed laying out evidence on Friday.

Trenga on Friday agreed with Danchenko’s defense attorneys to throw out Count one. Counts two through five will go to the jury for consideration.

Count One alleges that Danchenko lied to FBI Special Agent Kevin Helson when he said he had not "talked" to longtime Democratic operative and PR executive Charles Dolan about information that went into the Steele Dossier.

Trenga ruled that the criminal statutes on false statement charges, "are not to be loosely construed," and that the "burden is on the questioner to pin the witness down."

In that interview, the transcript shows that Helson asked Danchenko: "You never talked to Dolan about the dossier?"

Danchenko replies, "No... nothing specific."

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