“Durham charges Steele dossier sub-source with five counts of making false statements to the FBI”

Igor Danchenko

 “… a federal grand jury indictment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Durham is charging Danchenko, a Russian citizen residing in Virginia, with five counts of making false statements to the FBI. The charges stemmed from statements Danchenko made relating to the sources he used in providing information to an investigative firm in the United Kingdom. 

Danchenko is scheduled to make his first court appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Theresa C. Buchanan Thursday afternoon. 


Danchenko is believed to be the sub-source for former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who compiled the dossier that served as the basis for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against Trump campaign aide Carter Page. The dossier was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign through law firm Perkins Coie.

According to the indictment, in March, May, June, October and November of 2017, Danchenko made false statements regarding the sources of certain information that he provided to a U.K. investigative firm that was then included in reports prepared by the U.K. investigative firm and subsequently passed to the FBI. 

The June 15, 2017, false statement count alleges that Danchenko denied that he had spoken with a particular individual about material information contained in one of the “Company Reports” when he knew that was untrue. 

The March 16, 2017, May 18, 2017, Oct. 24, 2017, and Nov. 16, 2017, counts involve statements made by Danchenko on those dates to FBI agents regarding information he “purportedly had received from an anonymous caller who he believed to be a particular individual, when in truth and in fact he knew that was untrue,” Durham’s office said Thursday. 

The information purportedly conveyed by the anonymous caller included the allegation that there were communications ongoing between the Trump campaign and Russian officials and that the caller had indicated the Kremlin might be of help in getting Trump elected,” Durham’s office said in a statement. 

“The Special Counsel’s investigation is ongoing,” Durham’s office said. 

Comment: IMO this trail of guilt is going to lead to Hillary Clinton. pl


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16 Responses to “Durham charges Steele dossier sub-source with five counts of making false statements to the FBI”

  1. Fred says:

    What is Fiona Hill’s connection to Danchenko? Wasn’t she an impeachment witness against Trump?

  2. Jim says:

    Fiona Hill — “Think Tank Employee-1” as Durham politely refers to this one in the indictment — she is mentioned as TTE-1, though not by her name.

    She, the Senior Director for Europe and Russia of the National Security Council, appointed by Trump, and in office April 2017 – July 19, 2019. She was not appointed when Flynn was briefly at NSA as director, rather by HR McMaster,

    Durham says that in addition to Fiona Hill introducing Igor Danchenko to Steele in 2010:
    “In or about February 2016, Think Tank Employee-1 – the aforementioned individual who introduced DANCHENKO to U.K. Person-1 in 2010 [Steele] – introduced DANCHENKO to PR Executive-1 in connection with potential business opportunities.”

    “At all times relevant to this indictment, PR Executive-1 was a Virginia-based public
    relations professional employed by a Washington, D.C.-based public relations firm,” the indictment states.

    PR Exec 1 is Chuck Dolan? I would bet he’s already been interviewed and spilled his guts. As has ID.

    References of KGLOBAL and Chuck’s– entry on website now all gone, wiped.

    “Chuck Dolan is a senior vice president at kglobal and was appointed by President Clinton as vice-chair of the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. He is a lecturer at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs.”

    And this link works still:

    And his alma mater

    We all remember Fiona Hill during Impeachmentgate, Yes?

    Besides Hillary, who would now appear dead in the water, who else?

    Fiona Hill was Danchenko’s meal ticket. What else went on at NSA while she was there? Bolton replaced McMaster in 2018; she left less than two months before Bolton’s Sept. 10 2019 exit; she July 19.

    Durham’s scope of work includes, directly, investigating the Bob Mueller and his posse, the SCO, in place May 2017 until Barr came along in 2019.

    Today’s indictment of Denchenko is very damning to many others; we’ll see . . . .

    • Pat Lang says:


      Let’s hope he does not disappear.

      • Eric Newhill says:

        Could be some Epsteining happening in the near future.

      • Jim says:

        I’ve given this much reflection, once Barr made public after Nov. 2020 election his appointment of Durham.

        Barr’s scope of work ties the knot so tight no one can untie it. Quite the legal masterpiece.

        As you remarked recently, it is possible and/or likely Biden, or his “Silhouettes” may end the whole thing — no matter what the consequences and irrespective how ugly that is.

        Briefly, the old special counsel law required court approval at some level and was congressionally authorized.

        Now, it’s the AG-only, using DOJ regs, — as what Barr applied [and as what Rosenstein applied circa May 2017].

        Disappearing . . . Durham: either by death/killing him; or firing him, both very very messy options, obviously.

        The DOJ regs require that Special Counsel can only be removed for cause.

        And the AG must explain to congress the reasons.

        Magnificent Merrick Garland’s latest Senate performance was a professional disaster.

        This, involving the Loudon rapes. . . and this: a prime mover in men now stepping into governor and AG chairs to replaces the mouses in Old Dominion — plus a very pleasant surprise as Lt. Gov. . . . who vows no red flag laws.

        Assuming Durham is not killed, and assuming Magnificent Merrick is actually supervising the SC [which I don’t believe Garland is] — what kind of reception would he get in the US Senate, trying to explain this?

        He would be torn to pieces, and worse, if Durham is fired by the Democrats, would Manchin switch parties on the spot? And thus put the body out of Democrat control?

        And Biden’s performance ratings are dropping faster than covid vac effectiveness.

        It is possible the cartel running Biden would Disappear Durham. . . and no doubt want to, BADLY — but they didn’t on Jan. 20. For reasons I am not privy to, but they did not.

        Also, if he is fired, and since there would be no cause, and if Manchin turns R. . . and the Senate files an action for it to go to the Supreme Court, alleging Durham’s firing broke the law?

        This too would be a hot mess.

        Garland would have to argue to supreme court why he had cause to fire Durham.

        This would be after the Senate not only mopped the floor with Garland, but after he had to lick it as well.


        And though this seem like a long shot. . . as a practical matter. . . should Garland end up before supreme court trying to make the case on why he was correct to fire Durham. . . the court would become, de-facto, the “new Durham” investigation. . . because all the material he already has on whoever, likely including Hillary, would all be a public jamboree in public. . . the evidence against Garland’s decision [firing Durham] would be of the same cloth that the indictment of Danchenko today was, and Sussmann before him. . . and those still to come. It would all come out, as part of this court case.

        In other words: the Supreme Court would become the de facto Durham probe.

        This is exactly why congress let the special counsel law lapse in the first play — so as to get rid of any court oversight of executive branch corruption, and only have the AG “handle it” with DOJ regs, regulating a special prosecutor function.

        In a mythical sense, allegorical sense, legal sense and in a practical senses: a lot is riding on the integrity of the Durham investigations.

        It is also not out of the question to mention or ask: what exactly is Hillary Clinton’s current actual health condition?

        She Tweeted, Nov. 1, 2021, day before election, a photo of her and McAuliffe, with message: “Virginia, are you ready to vote for @TerryMcAuliffe tomorrow? Keep Virginia moving forward by turning out to the polls, and by asking your friends and family to join you.”

        I am not saying her support cost him the election; however, the photo of her and him in that Tweet is more than six years old.

        The rap against Hillary has always been she’s a liar and a phony.

        Using a six year old photo of her and him, especially of her, only adds to that rap against her, deserved on or not.

        Here is that Tweet with the photo:


        And here is the two of them, in a Time Magazine story [at the top of page] from circa June 26, 2015 — with that photo taken at George Mason University’s Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.


        Lastly, I don’t think it’s too strong or wrong to say her using a six year old photo of the two of them is pathetic.


  3. Deap says:

    Slowly and surely moving up the food chain. Good work, Durham.

  4. Too little, too late: the damage has been done

    • EEngineer says:

      It has, but it sets the stage for a purge of their minions, eventually, and puts a stake through the heart of the Democratic party leadership.

    • Fred says:


      Come now, after 2 years of investigation, Durham has indicted a Russian citizen.

  5. Babeltuap says:

    Have to get Marc Elias. The main architect of the scheme if not the architect. From him it goes straight to Hillary.

  6. Jim says:

    ‘Crisis Communications’ and the —“Company Report” aka Steele Dossier — [spoiler: it appear Chuck Dolan was up to his ears creating the Trump/getting Pissed on at Moscow Hotel by hookers libel and slander]

    Biographical Information about “PR Executive-1” named in the Danchenko indictment — PR E-1, also known as Charles “Chuck” Halliday Dolan, Jr., — that until yesterday was viewable at


    Has also been wiped.

    Below is what was at that now dead link: [[‘he focuses on high-stakes international and public affairs issues and crisis communications’]]

    “Charles “Chuck” Dolan
    Senior Counsel

    Charles Halliday Dolan, Jr. is an experienced public relations executive who brings many years of Washington and international expertise to public affairs engagements. A former Congressional Legislative Director, State Department official and Democratic National Committee official, he focuses on high-stakes international and public affairs issues and crisis communications.

    Chuck previously served in leadership positions with Ketchum and with the government relations firm of Cassidy and Associates, where he coordinated joint lobbying and public affairs projects involving the U.S. Congress as well as the Executive branch. He led legislative teams for Fortune 100 Corporations with a focus on telecommunications, banking, aviation, mining, defense and energy.

    President Bill Clinton appointed Chuck to two four-year terms as the vice-chairman of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. He also served as executive director of the Democratic Governors’ Association, where he supported the election and re-election of Democratic governors in all fifty states. Active in political campaigns, Chuck served as an advisor to Senator Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire, and was a senior communications consultant for Senator John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004. He was state chairman of the Virginia Clinton-Gore Campaigns in 1992 and 1996, and a member of President Clinton’s Presidential Exploratory Committee.

    He currently serves on the board of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), which has worked in over 145 countries around the world. He also serves on the advisory boards of the Political Science Department of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellowship at the College of William and Mary.

    Chuck is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he earned a B.A. and of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where he earned an M.P.A. in Government and Business.”

    Danchenko indictment refers to Steele Dossier as “Company Report” throughout.
    [[Beginning in or about July 2016 and continuing through December 2016, the FBI
    began receiving a series of reports from a former British government employee (“U.K. Person-1”) [aka Steele] that contained derogatory information on then-candidate Donald J. Trump (“Trump”) concerning Trump’s purported ties to Russia (the “Company Reports”).]]

    [[PR Executive-I’s role [PR E-1 = Dolan] as a contributor of information to the Company Reports was highly relevant and material to the FBI’s evaluation of those reports because (a) PR Executive-1 maintained pre-existing and ongoing relationships with numerous persons named or described in the Company Reports, including one of DANCHENKO’s Russian sub-sources]]

    [[PR Executive-1 maintained historical and ongoing involvement in Democratic politics, which bore upon PR Executive-1’s reliability, motivations, and potential bias as a source of information for the Company Reports, and (c) DANCHENKO gathered some of the information contained in the Company Reports at events in Moscow organized by PR Executive-1 and others that DANCHENKO attended at PR Executive-1’s invitation.]]

    [[In preparation for the October [2016] Conference [in Moscow], Organizer-1 and PR Executive-1 planned and carried out a trip to Moscow in or about June 2016 (the “June 2016 Planning Trip”).]]

    [[PR Executive-1 asked DANCHENKO to assist PR Executive-1 and Organizer-1 with the October Conference, which DANCHENKO agreed to do.]]

    ——–The below is interesting information to include in an indictment, and would otherwise seem to be innocuous and therefore irrelevant——-

    [[On or about June 13, 2016, PR Executive-1 and Organizer-1 traveled to Moscow for the June 2016 Planning Trip. PR Executive-1 and Organizer-1 stayed at the Moscow Hotel. On or about June 14, 2016, DANCHENKO, who, at the time was already present in Russia working on behalf of U.K. Investigative Firm-1, met with PR Executive-1 and Organizer-1 in Moscow. DANCHENKO did not stay at the Moscow Hotel during the June 2016 Planning Trip.]]

    And a few paragraphs later:

    [[In addition, and as described in further detail below, references to the Moscow
    Hotel, the Presidential Suite, and a Moscow Hotel manager and other staff would all later appear in the Company Reports.]]

    [[On or about June 17, 2016, DANCHENKO flew from Moscow to London. While in London, DANCHENKO met with U.K. Person-1 [Steele] to provide him with information that would later appear in the Company Reports.]]

    [[In particular, PR Executive-1 maintained connections to numerous people and Events described in several other reports, and DANCHENKO gathered information that appeared in the Company Reports during the June Planning Trip and the October Conference. . .mirrored and/or reflected information that PR Executive-1 himself also had received through his own interactions with Russian nationals. . . these facts rendered DANCHENKO’s lies regarding PR Executive-1’s role as a source of information for the Company Reports highly material to the FBI’s ongoing investigation]]

    [[DANCHENKO’s Allegations Regarding Trump’s Salacious Sexual Activity . . . According to Organizer-1, during the aforementioned tour of the Presidential Suite, a Moscow Hotel staff member told the participants, including PR Executive-1, that Trump had stayed in the Presidential Suite. According to both Organizer-1 and PR Executive-1, the staff member did not mention any sexual or salacious activity. [Absent Danchekno’s lies] the FBI might have taken further investigative steps to, among other things, interview PR Executive-1 about (i) the June 2016 Planning Trip, (ii) whether PR Executive-1 spoke with DANCHENKO about Trump’s stay and alleged activity in the Presidential Suite of the Moscow Hotel]]

    It appears Chuck Dolan may have been not only among those creating the “pee tape” slander and libel, also: the snake in the grass as to getting all of this blasphemy into willing and lustful hands of big media, our big biased and partisan media.

    Clearly, it would seem he has not only been interviewed by Durham team, they have all his electronic communications.

    Such as this one, see below, alluded to in this indictment. Worth nothing that here, Dolan is claiming to have been, a week before — Jan. 13, 2017 –Trump was sworn into office, in constant contact at least with Washington Post and London Times.

    This Dolan email does not say he was quoted in any of the stories — rather, this is indication of his contacts, obviously. . . in propaganda and smears and lies targeting Trump all along.

    Danchenko indictment states: [[on or about January 13, 2017, PR Executive-1 [Dolan]
    replied to an email sent by a U.S.-based person discussing a recent news article regarding the Company Reports. . .”I’ve been interviewed by the Washington Post and the London Times – three times over the last two days over the (Foreign Intelligence Service-1) Dossier on Trump and I know the Russian agent who made the report (He used to work for me). My client in [Country-1] [Business-1] has been accused of being the party that organized the hacking. Presently speaking with the barrister in London who is filing a brief against Former British [Government Employee] [U.K. Person-l] has been unmasked as the man behind an explosive dossier about US president-elect
    Donald Trump. Also in conversation with former British Ambassador who knows [U.K. Person-l]. Quite right – Oh what a boring life.]]

    But boring no more.


  7. jim ticehurst says:

    Very Good Data Jim..I Read some Background on Charles Halliday Doland Jr Yesterday Also…and saw his data had been wipied..I Looked at the International Foundation For Electoral Reforms..and first at “Who We Are..”…Board of Directors…On That Board with Charles Doland Jr Is STENY HOYER..They have a Large Team Of Experts in all Areas
    and very International…Several that .are Legal..or For achieving Social and Political Objectives that match those of the Democrats…Very worth taking the Time to Look at…One area of Expertise is Electoral Conflict Security..and Electoral Technology…The 2021 Election Results Come to mind..

  8. Deap says:

    OT: Covid injection bait and switch is as convoluted as Russiagate – same players – our own government.

    Stage one – get approval for experimental use and ban all possible therapeutics.

    Stage two – change the dose and get it approved for kiddies and skate in on immunity exemptions for all future use for any age group.

    Stage three – market changed dose as “approved” for all ages, but still coattail special immunity exemption for kiddies.

    So says the following article – The Real Reason You Can’t Find Comirnaty: https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/heres-the-real-reason-comirnaty-is

  9. Jim says:

    No subterfuge here

    Perverts, lying Machines and what passes for Public Discourse

    Donald Trump’s spectacular if unintended? Achievement, for which the diagnoses, Trump Derangement Syndrome was named, on full display, once more, following Danchenko Indictment.

    The perverts, lying machines of all stripes and their hysteria, once more interrupting reason and knowledge and simple logic.

    Common denominator these rabble, riff raff and scum: no conscious, none when it come to all those harmed, slandered, libeled and lives destroyed by the criminal operation, variously known as Crossfire Hurricane, Obama-gate, Russia-gate and take your pick.

    Whatever we call this, it was the pillaging and raping and a terror/bullying campaign — targeting average citizens’ ability and right to participate in political processes, as well.

    And, in this manifold dimension: harbinger of more, the more recent, from past two years, involving Operation CORONA-911.

    With public health deployed as raison d’être to:
    1] block and ban person to person social interaction
    2] block and ban attending worship with our fellow man
    3] etc. — all under threat of arrest, imprisonment, and various and sundry other coercions.
    4] etc. etc.

    Back to Danchenko Indictment [DI], the spores and mutations and these gaggling hordes and whores.

    Besides body politic, all of us, insidiously and intentionally harmed by Obama-gate/Russia-gate/Crossfire Hurricane that Obama birthed. . . .—there are as well the interesting “cases” of the Belarussian, Sergei Millian and the Russian, Svetlana Lokhova.

    Millian, now exonerated via Danchenko Indictment, that shows he [his ‘handler’ and/or de-facto handler[s] we can now conclude included Chuck Dolan, heretofore kept out of “the limelight” by our big media scum that knew all about his partisan aims]. . . that shows Millian was smeared by [such as but not limited to]:
    1] Danchenko and Steele, and by those they worked for and with – e.g., Hillary and Company
    2] FBI/DOJ/CIA — that used “dossier” to obtain Oct. 2016 FISA warrants against Carter Page — absent any legal basis
    3] And in particular, Comey and Loretta Lynch and Sally Yates, on behalf of their boss, Barry
    4] etc.

    Millian shared a cryptic message on his Twitter six day prior to [Oct. 29] public release [Nov 4] of DI:

    “Looks like three of my enemies are going to jail very soon, folks”


    Lokhova – made out to be Flynn’s paramour and worse by media scum and the “rat fu**kers” feeding them, is teaching this scum all over again age-old lesson: hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

    Her Tweets continue to put this sorry and pathetic episode in perspective, [that includes plenty on the, what looks like, criminally insane former FBI director’s Russia-gate statements over the years].

    As for media scum, just this morning she wrote: [[Quite a gathering of Russia Hoaxers (“journalists”) flocking to my twitter feed. Is there something going on?” – including this, ”Oh look if it isn’t Chris Steele’s friend Matt Rosenberg of the New York Times!]]

    Be that as it may, when the NYTimes’ Charlie Savage, at 5 p.m. on Nov. 4 confirmed Chuck Dolan as PR executive # 1, in the DI – well, Clinton Crony Seth Abramson swung into action – to set the record straight *coughs *.

    Not sure what’s more pathetic, NYT pushing the lies and getting Pulitzer – and, now, being forced to report on facts that undercut all their previous lies; or Abramson — at this late hour — “going to bat” for veracity of dossier under guise of setting the record straight with the NYT.

    [[I’m going to itemize every factual inaccuracy in this NYT article—while telling you in advance that none of them will be fixed. I wrote a NYT bestseller on the subject these men have written a story on, so I know *exactly* what needs correcting.]]


    Which feed includes, from SA: [[ERROR #6: The NYT writes that the Steele dossier contained “a salacious claim about a purported sex tape.” No, it didn’t. The tape in question *wasn’t* said to include any sex, let alone Donald Trump involved in any sex. And it wouldn’t be right to call it “salacious,” either.]]

    And: [[ERROR #3: The NYT darkly calls Steele’s work “a compendium of rumors and unproven assertions.” In fact, it’s what’s called “raw intel,” and was *always* presented that way to *everyone*. Raw intel often comprises rumors and uncorroborated assertions. There was no subterfuge here.]]

    It would be one thing if big media always tries their best to work for and in public interest.

    Like artists, their core mission and skill set must always include fact they are working on behalf of all of humanity, instead of this or that partisan agenda, group, and individual.

    As the great Texan Katherine Anne Porter prophetically said, June 21, 1940, in preface to collection of stories, Flowering Judas: “. . . .all the conscious and recollected years of my life have been lived to this day under the heavy threat of world catastrophe, and most of the energies of my mind and spirit have been spent in the effort to trace them to their sources and to understand the logic of this majestic and terrible failure of the life of man in the Western World. . . .”

    Taibi sums up the Derangement Syndrome as follows:
    [[Now, we find out that the actual construction of the reports [Steele Dossier] was like something out of a Three Stooges episode, with Igor, Chuck, and a Bronx Zoo zebra standing in for Moe, Larry, and Curly. The mere fact that some of Steele’s supposed “Russian sources” turned out to be this absurd stateside parade would have any honest journalist fuming. Rachel [Maddow] not only isn’t upset, she’s expressing pride in having been burned, and is digging in for more.]]

    But not according to Seth Abramson’s lecture to NYT: [[ERROR #7: I don’t know if this is an error or unprofessional omission, but Steele is called simply a “former British intelligence agent” rather than what he was—the MI6 *Russia desk chief* for years, so trusted by the MI6 for his skill and Moscow sources he *trained other spies*.]]

    Unwittingly or not, SA is inviting Durham to completely remove the shower curtain from any and all British involvement in this matter, for all the world to see all of the naked truth surrounding this.

  10. Email * says:

    How Interesting to get behind the Smoke..and Mirrors..In The Control Rooms of The Wizards of UZ..Pull the Curtains Back….And Expose..All those who Twist the Brains..and Pull Levers..and Cackle (Those Chickens Who Came Home to Roost,,,) ..and Do Corrupt things..To Gain Power and Control over ALL The People..And Disgrace themselfs..in Diverse and Perverted Ways..While Calling Themselfs..”Public Servants..”Even In The Oval Office,…With All Its “Stains..”To Be Able To Still…”Know the Truth”..Enough…To Set Minds Free..When The Truth is Disclosed..and Published..in a Society..Still Free Enough To ..Wake Up..and Believe. That.Truth .is The Foundation of Our Republic..We Must Always Honor and Respect Those who were the First to “Publish”….Gather…Pass The Torch.and .Remember thier Sacrifices…. As Paul Harvey Said..In That Light..It was Interesting while doing my Own Research of The Clinton People recently charged in the Durham Investigation..That Her Attorney …Michael Sussman..born in 1954. whose grandmother ws known as a Radical Socialist..lived in Flatbush..Brooklyn..and that His Uncle..Barry Sussman..was Editor of the Washington Post..in 1973….and that Michael would go down to Barrys home in Potomac, Maryland..at that Time..and Listen to Woodward and Bernstein hold meetings there to the Watergate Story together and Bring Richard Nixon down..Perhaps that was His Inspiration to want to be Part..of the Garbage Dump Meetings..to to the same thing to President Donald Trump…Interesting…

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