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Igor Danchenko, source for Steele dossier, arrested as part of Durham probe

Posted on AllSides November 4th, 2021
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Former president Donald Trump (Rachel Mummey/Reuters)

An analyst who was a primary source for a 2016 dossier of allegations against Donald Trump has been arrested on charges arising from special counsel John H. Durham’s probe of that matter, a spokesman for Durham said.

Igor Danchenko’s role in providing information to British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who compiled the accusations about Trump in a series of reports, has long been a subject of investigators’ scrutiny.

Steele presented the dossier to the FBI, and it became part of the basis for secret surveillance court orders targeting former Trump adviser Carter...

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