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  • Igor Danchenko trial: Anti-Trump dossier source found not guilty in Russia investigation trial

    10/18/2022 1:38:53 PM PDT · by Revel · 116 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-18-22 | Jerry Dunleavy
    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia — A jury has found Russian national Igor Danchenko not guilty on four false statements charges, declining to convict him for the allegations that the main source of British ex-spy Christopher Steele had lied to the FBI about his sourcing for the discredited anti-Trump dossier. The jury reached their decision on Tuesday after less than two days of deliberations, delivering John Durham another defeat in his long-running investigation of the Trump-Russia investigators, after the special counsel lost another false statements case against a Clinton campaign lawyer in May. According to Durham’s November 2021 indictment, Danchenko anonymously sourced a...
  • Anti-Trump dossier source says 'anti-Russian bias' could prevent a fair trial (Durham)

    08/02/2022 5:43:17 PM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 8/1/2022 | jerry dunleavy
    The alleged main Russian source for British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s dossier has claimed anti-Russian bias could stop him from getting a fair trial. Igor Danchenko’s lawyer, Danny Onorato, raised the issue during a pretrial hearing on Monday. The lawyer backed up the claim, noting there are a number of Ukrainian flags around Alexandria, Virginia, amid Russia's invasion, which started in February. The attorney suggested the defense team may try to find a way to address that issue in the questionnaire for jurors during the selection process in the trial, brought by special counsel John Durham. Danchenko was charged last year...
  • 4 Special Counsel Revelations Tying Spygate To Hillary Clinton’s Campaign

    02/21/2022 9:25:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 21, 2022 | Margot Cleveland
    Last week saw the corrupt media spinning explosive revelations from Special Counsel John Durham’s office as a big ol’ nothingburger. Yet, as I explained on Friday, none of the narratives pushed by the Durham deniers countered the evidence in court filings showing that “enemies of Donald Trump surveilled the internet traffic at Trump Tower, at his New York City apartment building, and later at the executive office of the president of the United States, then fed disinformation about that traffic to intelligence agencies hoping to frame Trump as a Russia-connected stooge.” Although The New York Times, CNN, and other legacy...
  • Durham Court Filing Reveals DOJ Inspector General Horowitz Withheld Key Evidence From Special Counsel

    01/28/2022 1:01:46 PM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    https://www.theepochtimes.com ^ | January 28, 2022 | By Jeff Carlson and Hans Mahncke
    A new court filing by special counsel John Durham reveals that Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael Horowitz concealed crucial information from Durham in connection with the ongoing prosecution of Michael Sussmann, a former attorney to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. The filing also reveals that Horowitz failed to disclose that his office is in possession of two cellphones used by former FBI general counsel James Baker. The phones may contain information that’s important to the Sussmann case, as well as to a separate criminal leak investigation of Baker that Durham personally conducted between 2017 and 2019. Horowitz first...
  • Durham and the Clinton Dossier (No pay wall)

    11/05/2021 4:37:11 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 26 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | 11/04/2021 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    The nation argued for five years over the infamous “Steele dossier,” the document on which the Federal Bureau of Investigation relied to investigate Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. It should have been called the Clinton dossier. Special counsel John Durham this week obtained an indictment of Igor Danchenko, a Russian who provided information for the dossier. ---SNIP--- Never forget the original claim. According to the FBI, Democrats and the media, Mr. Trump harbored secret and nefarious ties with Russia. We knew that because—as Mother Jones explained in a 2016 article that became the reigning story line— Christopher Steele was a “credible...
  • Durham. Carter Page Says FBI Agent Used Fake Name During Interviews

    09/16/2021 9:02:46 AM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/30/20 | Chuck Ross
    Attention John Durham, reference Stephen Somma “Carter Page alleged in a lawsuit filed last week that an FBI counterintelligence agent used an alias during interviews with him in 2017. A retired FBI official who has worked in undercover operations says that an agent using an alias in that situation would be highly unusual. Page said in the lawsuit that Stephen Somma, a veteran counterintelligence agent, introduced himself as Steve Holt during their interviews. An inspector general’s report criticized Somma’s actions during the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane probe. (Snip) According to Page, veteran FBI counterintelligence agent Stephen Somma introduced himself as Steve...
  • Treasury employee accused of leaking documents to reporter

    10/17/2018 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 17, 2018 12:27 PM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    A Treasury Department employee has been charged with leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Federal prosecutors say Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards is set to appear in court Wednesday in Virginia. The 40-year-old Edwards is a senior official at the department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. She’s accused of leaking the material to a journalist — who’s not named in court papers. Prosecutors say reports on Paul Manafort, Richard Gates and Maria Butina were among those leaked. …
  • Her Leaks Exposed Global Financial Corruption. Now She Is In Prison.

    09/04/2021 6:17:07 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 3 Sept 2021 | David Mack
    ...she is a whistleblower who sent suspicious activity reports to BuzzFeed News after trying in vain to work through lawful channels. Her actions became the basis for the global FinCEN Files investigation. They also described her disclosures as “unparalleled in FinCEN’s history,” having sent approximately 50,000 documents, including 2,000 SARs, to Leopold over the course of a year and running searches within internal systems at his request.
  • Weissmann Lashes Out at Trump Over Manafort, Stone Pardons – Cooks Up New Plot to Prosecute Them for Perjury and Obstruction

    12/23/2020 8:31:34 PM PST · by White Lives Matter · 57 replies
    GP ^ | December 23, 2020 | Cristina Laila
    President Trump on Wednesday evening asserted his authority and announced 26 new Christmas pardons including ones to Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. Trump’s 2016 campaign manager Paul Manafort was hunted down by Mueller’s goons after he helped President Trump win the 2016 election. Manafort was sentenced to 7 years in prison for tax evasion and other crimes stemming from his Ukrainian lobbying. Andrew Weissmann, the real prosecutor in charge of Mueller’s witch hunt lashed out at President Trump on Wednesday night following his pardon of Manafort and Stone. Weissmann took the pardons personally since he’s the one who hunted down...
  • McCain associate planned anti-Trump leaks to Washington Post columnist [David Ignatius]

    08/28/2020 3:46:36 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 28, 2020 | Rowan Scarborough
    The associate of John McCain who spread anti-Trump dossier claims around Washington planned to leak a story to Washington Post columnist David Ignatius about Paul Manafort, according to court testimony. Ignatius wrote the Jan. 12, 2017 column that eventually doomed retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. The source was an Obama administration official, Ignatius wrote. The McCain evidence emerged in a London courtroom, where dossier creator Christopher Steele faces a defamation lawsuit from a Russian CEO. Steele compiled the dossier for the Democratic Party. After Trump won the presidency Steele provided memo copies to the Republican McCain and his associate David...
  • How Paul Manafort promoted Russian disinformation that has been embraced by Trump

    08/20/2020 6:31:49 PM PDT · by elpadre · 20 replies
    Thw Washington Post ^ | August 20, 2020 | Rosalind Helderman
    <p>The effort began only days after Paul Manafort resigned as chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in August 2016.</p> <p>Manafort faced scrutiny for accepting millions in off-book payments from pro-Russian Ukrainian officials — an uncomfortable situation for the longtime lobbyist, since accusations were then emerging that Russia was interfering in the White House race to help Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.</p>
  • Senate Report Concludes Russia Used Paul Manafort, WikiLeaks To Boost Trump In 2016

    08/18/2020 10:08:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Reuters via Huffington Post ^ | 08/18/2020 | Mark Hosenball
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia used Republican political operative Paul Manafort, the WikiLeaks website and others to try to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election to help now-U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign, a Senate intelligence panel report said on Tuesday. WikiLeaks played a key role in Russia’s effort to assist Republican Trump against Democrat Hillary Clinton and likely knew it was helping Russian intelligence, said the report, which is likely to be the most definitive public account of the 2016 election controversy. The report found President Vladimir Putin personally directed the Russian efforts to hack computer networks and accounts affiliated with...
  • Clinesmith Charging Documents: FBI Withheld Page’s CIA Work From FISA Court, Then Lied About It

    08/16/2020 8:37:47 AM PDT · by bitt · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/14/2020 | Mollie Hemingway
    Clinesmith falsified documents and helped the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Team omit exonerating evidence about Carter Page on four separate FISA applications. The FBI was told Carter Page was a U.S. intelligence agency source months before the agency began keeping that information from the secret court that authorized spying on him and nearly a full year before the agency altered documents to claim otherwise. Federal charging documents against Kevin Clinesmith, the top FBI attorney who was expected to plead guilty today to altering documents, show that the FBI withheld in three separate spying applications the fact that Page had served as...
  • Manhattan DA Targets Trump After Giving Epstein and Weinstein a Pass

    07/13/2020 2:13:50 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    frontpagemag ^ | Jul 13, 2020 | Jul 13, 2020 Daniel Greenfield
    New Yorkers are dying, but DA Vance is going after Trump. NYPD Twitter accounts are usually boring. So it was highly unusual when the police account for South Manhattan blasted the borough’s DA. “Manhattan DA Cy Vance where are you? No show at any shooting scene!!! Our community is being attacked, there have been 24 people shot in the city in the past 24 hours....Where Are You!!!,” the official police account blared after a bloody July 4th weekend. "Complete No Show in Manhattan North!! Shame!!" the account for Manhattan North chimed in. The Manhattan district attorney’s poor relationship with the...
  • NO EVIDENCE NEEDED FOR COLLUSION PROBE, JUST A PRETEXT DEVISED BY THIS MAN (David Laufman)

    06/22/2020 7:13:59 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 12 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 6/19/2020 | Paul Sperry
    Newly released documents reveal the FBI never had even preliminary evidence of a Trump campaign conspiracy with Russia, and instead used a rarely enforced statutory relic – the Foreign Agents Registration Act – as the legal rationale for opening investigations in 2016-2017 and surveilling Trump campaign aides. On July 31, 2016, the FBI opened a counterintelligence probe of the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with Russia – nicknamed Crossfire Hurricane – not under espionage conspiracy laws but under FARA. The next month the FBI opened four separate FARA cases into people associated with the Trump campaign. Two other FARA cases were...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 5/13/2020

    05/13/2020 8:27:22 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/13/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board Jerome Powell says more stimulus spending is needed to prevent a slow and painful economic recovery...... In Washington state authorities are gearing up for testing, contact tracing and quarantine efforts that will include children's "camps" in the name of fighting Covid-19..... More clashes tonight in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem as Orthodox Jewish residents sought to meet publicly in spite of Israeli government restrictions.... "Gestapo" was the message shouted at police in Lakewood, New Jersey Monday..... Police in Ukraine asking for the addresses of all the Jews in one community.... The family...
  • Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort released to home confinement amid coronavirus concerns

    05/13/2020 5:25:53 AM PDT · by blueyon · 12 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | May 13 , 2020 | Katherine Faulders and Luke Barr
    President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been released from prison to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement because of concerns over the novel coronavirus, two sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. Manafort was released from FCI Loretto in central Pennsylvania early Wednesday morning, the two sources said.
  • Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee [Fusion GPS]

    07/28/2017 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Fedora · 23 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 25, 2017 | Rosie Gray
    [Subtitle: “I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers to achieve major foreign policy goals without disclosing those interests,” Browder writes.]The financier Bill Browder has emerged as an unlikely central player in the ongoing investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 elections. Sergei Magnitsky, an attorney Browder hired to investigate official corruption, died in Russian custody in 2009. Congress subsequently imposed sanctions on the officials it held responsible for his death, passing the Magnitsky Act in 2012. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government retaliated, among other ways,...
  • Key witness told Team Mueller that Russia collusion evidence found in Ukraine was fabricated.

    02/06/2020 3:46:55 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Just the News ^ | February 06, 2020 | By John Solomon
    Editors Note: Just The News officially launches later this month but we are offering you a sneak peek with this story of the sort of reporting we will be doing. One of Robert Mueller’s pivotal trial witnesses told the special prosecutor’s team in spring 2018 that a key piece of Russia collusion evidence found in Ukraine known as the “black ledger” was fabricated, according to interviews and testimony. The ledger document, which suddenly appeared in Kiev during the 2016 U.S. election, showed alleged cash payments from Russian-backed politicians in Ukraine to ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. “The ledger was completely...
  • Shadowy (Obama-Linked) Liberal Group Began Investigating Trump-Ukraine Months Before the ‘Whistleblower’ Complaint

    01/11/2020 12:09:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jan 2020 | KRISTINA WONG
    Months before a whistleblower complaint that would spark the Democrat effort for impeachment, a shadowy liberal group founded and staffed by Obama administration alums and former Democrat congressional staffers launched an outside investigation into whether President Trump’s allies were seeking “foreign interference” from Ukraine in the 2020 elections. The group, American Oversight, began investigating the issue in May — more than two months before the “whistleblower” filed a complaint alleging Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country to investigate one of the President’s main domestic political rivals.” The group’s purpose is to...