Russian analyst who worked on Steele dossier charged with lying to FBI


A Russian analysts who provided information for a dossier used during the trump Russia investigation has been charged with lying to the FBI the case was brought as part of special counsel John dorms investigation into the origins of the F. B. I.'s probe of ties between Donald trump's twenty sixteen presidential campaign and Russia a grand jury indictment issued in federal court in Virginia charges Igor Danchenko with five counts of false statements to the FBI about his sources of information Danchenko functioned as a source for Christopher Steele a former British spy paid by Democrats to examine trump's Russia ties Steele's dossier was used by federal authorities as they sought surveillance warrants targeting a former trump campaign aide however it had no role in launching the investigation led by special counsel Robert Muller Ben Thomas

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