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Authorities arrest Steele dossier contributor Igor Danchenko

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An analyst who was the key source behind the shady “Steele dossier” about former President Donald Trump and Russia was arrested Thursday on charges he lied to the FBI regarding his sources — one of whom was an associate of Hillary Clinton.

Igor Danchenko, 43, was busted as part of special counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the FBI’s Russia probe, which Trump has long insisted was a witch hunt.

Danchenko, a Russian citizen living in Virginia, was a primary source for Christopher Steele, the former British spy who was paid by Democrats during the 2016 presidential campaign for intelligence examining ties between Russia and Trump.

The dossier of unverified opposition research included the wild claim that Russian security services possessed a tape of Trump in a Moscow hotel room with prostitutes who were supposedly urinating on a bed where the Obamas had previously stayed…


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