The alleged Russian collusion accusations against former President Donald Trump are falling apart with new details coming out after the arrest of Igo Danchenko.
Danchenko was the main person behind the Steele dossier that made the volatile claims when Trump ran against Hillary Clinton. He was employed by Steele’s company and was arrested for lying to the FBI regarding the information.
Igor Danchenko, the key “sub-source” and “primary researcher” for Christopher Steele, has been arrested. https://t.co/2QNaTbHArk
— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) November 4, 2021
The evidence increasingly points to a blend of facts and fiction used in an attack on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
2017: “The idea that the Steele dossier represents an exercise in Chekist provokatsiya gets more plausible the more you look at it.”
— John Schindler (@20committee) November 4, 2021
The story had a strong impact on the presidential campaign. Hillary Clinton often used the Russian collusion claims in the lead up to the election as fuel against Trump.
After the election, alleged Russian collusion was also an excuse to explain Trump’s win, suggesting that he had in some way cheated to defeat Clinton.
Instead, the evidence now shows Clinton’s campaign used fabricated information to harm Trump’s campaign.