Newly declassified information reveals that the primary source used for the discredited, DNC-funded Steele dossier was a suspected Russian agent who had been the subject of an earlier FBI investigation. The investigators running the Crossfire Hurricane team knew this by December 2016 but withheld that information from the court that authorized using the dossier as a basis to go after President Donald Trump and spy on his affiliates.
According to documents released by Attorney General William Barr to Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., declassified Thursday, a previously redacted but now-unveiled footnote in Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s December report shows the primary sub-source “was the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011 that assessed his/her documented contacts with suspected Russian intelligence officers.”
The documents further show that those running the Crossfire Hurricane investigation, which relied on the fake Steele dossier deriving its information from the sub-source, knew that Danchenko had been under a counterintelligence investigation. Federal officials pushed forward with their deep-state operations anyway as part of the conspiracy theory that the president was serving as an undercover agent for the Russian government.
“[F]ailure of the FBI to inform the court that the Primary Sub-source was suspected of being a Russian agent is a breach of every duty owed by law enforcement to the judicial system,” Graham said in a statement.
A more than two-year investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller would later conclude in the spring of 2019, finding no evidence at all that the president or any other American colluded with the Russian government to capture the 2016 election. The Kremlin did, however, attempt to interfere in the U.S. election, purchasing between $200,000 and $300,000 worth of Facebook ads with the primary goal of sowing division and “undermin[ing] public faith in the U.S. democratic process.”
The Democratic witch hunt, orchestrated by deep-state operatives using the Steele dossier, which in turn collected its information from a suspected Russian agent, appears to have done just that, with Democrats now raising hysterical Post Office conspiracies and dystopian fantasies just weeks from the November election, which they claim Trump might refuse to concede. In fact, Democrats are now gaming how to steal the election again if Trump wins, even after launching an impeachment over a phone call and perpetuating a four-year Russia hoax still ongoing.
Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee faced no investigation for the use of the dossier, which was authored by the unregistered agent of a Russian oligarch and sourced to the Russian national who had been investigated as a Russian agent.
The news that Crossfire Hurricane officials weaponized the FBI to accuse Trump of being a Russian asset — by using a suspected Russian asset — comes on the heels of another major revelation to emerge from The Federalist Thursday. Agents on the Russia collusion probes were so concerned that what they were doing was illegal that they purchased liability insurance just before Trump’s inauguration.