The wheels of justice in the Durham probe into the FBI investigation of “Crossfire Hurricane,” have turned slowly.
But that doesn’t mean the accountable always escape justice.
Although three investigations—including one by a Republican-led Senate committee—concluded that Russia meddled in election to Trump’s benefit, allegations of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian officials never amounted to a hill of beans.
In contrast, there’s more controversy than ever around the Steele dossier. The infamous report first entered the public’s imagination when ex-British spy Christopher Steele gave it to the FBI in 2016.
Despite Steele’s ties to Democratic Party power brokers, the media breathlessly reported on his alleged findings. Democrats used them to paint the president as the Kremlin’s newest stooge.
Only now are some outlets coming around to the realization that the Clinton campaign “ginned up bogus investigations” into Trump.
New Indictments Reflect Poorly on the Mainstream Media
Fox News explains, breaking down the latest indictments from Special Counsel John Durham:
A researcher who added key allegations to the largely debunked Steele dossier was arrested last week on charges that he lied to the FBI during five interviews. In September, a former Perkins Coie partner who fed information tying Russia to Donald Trump – and has suspected ties to the Clinton campaign – was also accused of lying to a top FBI official.
Both men, Igor Danchenko and Michael Sussmann, pled not guilty.
Danchenko was a key source for the Steele dossier’s core allegations that the Trump campaign was colluding with Russia to win the 2016 election. According to Durham’s indictment, the Russian-born researcher lied about having communicated with a Russian-American business magnate who’s been suspected of supplying information for the dossier.
Sussmann met with a top FBI official to share information that linked Trump to a Kremlin-tied bank and lied when he said he wasn’t representing anyone, according to the indictment. The lawyer has maintained that he told the official that he was representing a tech executive and has denied that he was involved with the Clinton campaign.
At the time, Sussmann was a partner at Perkins Coie, which represented both the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign.
Democrats have been tight-lipped in response, especially following Danchenko’s indictment:
Fox News sought comment on Danchenko’s indictment from seven Democratic members who sat on the House Intelligence Committee during its Russia probe and promoted or defended the dossier, including Reps. Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell, Joaquin Castro, Mike Quigley, Jackie Speier, André Carson and Jim Himes.
None of their offices responded. However, Schiff was confronted about the latest developments in an appearance on “The View.”