Kash Patel: FBI hired ‘Dossier’ source Igor Danchenko one month after firing Steele

by WorldTribune Staff, October 7, 2022

Silence from the major media is greeting the trial of Igor Danchenko, the alleged main source in the bogus Trump-Russia dossier authored by ex-British spy Christopher Steele.

The trial, scheduled  to begin on Oct. 11, is the result of special counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax.

One man who is paying close attention is Kash Patel, who served in the Trump White House as Senior Director of Counterterrorism on the National Security Council and later as Deputy Director of National Intelligence.

Having earlier served as a key investigator for Republican Rep. Devin Nunes in unraveling the Trump-Russia collusion hoax, Patel described himself as stunned by new information that has come out of the Durham investigation.

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The filings by Durham are a revelation “even to a guy like me,” Patel said in an interview with conservative podcaster Dinesh D’Souza. “I’m learning four or five years later a whole swath of new information.”

For example, Danchenko was hired by the FBI just one month after the bureau had fired Steele, he noted.To begin with, Danchenko told the FBI that what he told Steele was ‘barroom banter’ Patel said. “He made it up and gave it to him over beer in a tavern. But the FBI went with it anyway.”

“Here’s the part that floored me,” Patel said.

After we showed Christopher Steele to have lied about his involvement and the FBI fired him, the next month (and I’m talking about wind the clock back to 2017) … the FBI goes and hires Danchenko to be a confidential human source. And that is just some of the most outrageous conduct I have ever heard of. They did it for one reason. They knew the Danchenko material to Steele was bogus, they … kept Danchenko on the FBI payroll for three years. as a confdential human source and they did it for one reason.

Patel explained: With Danchenko as a confidential human source, the FBI could say they could not jeopardize “our sources and methods” and would not even tell Congress about the investigation.

The charges against Danchenko stem from false statements he gave the FBI during multiple interviews from January 2017 through November 2017 and “might answer an important question: Whether the Clinton campaign directed or controlled Danchenko’s activities,” the Oct. 6 Techno Fog blog noted.

Following is Kash Patel’s Oct. 6 appearance on the Dinesh D’Souza podcast:

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