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Did Danchenko Lie To The FBI? As Jury Decides His Fate, Here’s What You Need To Know


Did Danchenko Lie To The FBI? As Jury Decides His Fate, Here’s What You Need To Know
The Federalist, Oct 17, 2022, MARGOT CLEVELAND

A Virginia jury will begin deliberations Monday in the criminal case Special Counsel John Durham brought against Steele dossier primary sub-source Igor Danchenko for allegedly lying to the FBI. Here’s what you need to know about the charges, the law, and the evidence presented during last week’s trial to understand the case and the eventual jury verdict.

The Charges
In November of 2021, the special counsel’s office charged Danchenko in a five-count indictment with lying to the FBI related to his role as Christopher Steele’s “primary sub-source” for “the notorious dossier that enabled Obama administration surveillance of the Trump campaign.”

The first count of the indictment alleged that Danchenko lied when, on June 15, 2017, he responded “no,” to this question from his handler, identified during the trial as Special Agent Helson: “You had never talked to Chuck Dolan about anything that showed up in the dossier, right?”

Dolan, a longtime Democrat operative and Clinton crony, had worked with Danchenko in mid-2016 through the fall, with Danchenko assisting Dolan in organizing a conference in Moscow. Danchenko had also introduced one of his friends who was looking for a public relations firm to Dolan. Amid these interactions, Danchenko emailed Dolan, asking Dolan for any inside information about Paul Manafort’s removal from the Trump campaign.


A thorough article incuding information on:

* The Charges
*  Sergi Millian Counts II-V
*  The Evidence

A little about the author of the article---

--- Quote ---Margot Cleveland is The Federalist's senior legal correspondent. She is also a contributor to National Review Online, the Washington Examiner, Aleteia, and, and has been published in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Cleveland is a lawyer and a graduate of the Notre Dame Law School, where she earned the Hoynes Prize—the law school’s highest honor. She later served for nearly 25 years as a permanent law clerk for a federal appellate judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
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