A leading Russiagate investigator is raising expectations for next week’s trial in special counsel John Durham’s investigation looking for misconduct in the FBI‘s Trump-Russia inquiry.
Kash Patel, a former top House Intelligence Committee aide and Trump administration official, made a prediction based on Durham’s claim in court that the alleged source for disgraced former British spy Christopher Steele’s infamous anti-Trump dossier was a paid confidential human source for the FBI.
Durham’s prosecution will “explode” the FBI’s “confidential human source corruption coverup network” being used for, in his view, a “disinformation campaign to the American public,” Patel said in a recent interview on Real America’s Voice.
As RTM previously reported, “Virginia federal judge authorized special counsel John Durham to keep his list of witnesses against Igor Danchenko temporarily secret.”
U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga for the Eastern District of Virginia approved a motion from Durham to seal the witness list.
“Given that this case has garnered significant media attention, the government is concerned about the potential harassment of its witnesses should they be identified this far in advance of trial,” said Michael Keilty, a prosecutor with Durham’s legal team.
Igor Danchenko, a Russian citizen residing in Virginia, was indicted November 4 and charged with five counts of making false statements to the FBI. The charges stem from statements Danchenko made concerning sources he used in providing information to a U.K. investigative firm that prepared the infamous “Steele Dossier.”
The Russian defendant has pleaded not guilty, asserting he told the truth when interviewed by the FBI.
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