Last week, Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax took a new twist when it was revealed that a source for the infamous “Steele Dossier,” Igor Danchenko, was indicted.
According to Fox News, former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe recently reacted to the news, explaining during an interview on Fox’s Sunday Morning Futures that he believes Danchenko’s indictment is a sign of many more to come, adding that there is growing evidence to suggest collusion between Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Russians.
Ratcliffe admitted that when he first assumed the mantle of DNI, he requested to see the supposed evidence that could reveal if there was any actual collusion in the 2016 election. He went on to say that not only did he realize that the investigation was a hoax, but that there are many levels of political players involved, including Clinton.
“But what I did see in intelligence documents, some of which I have now declassified, that there was collusion involving the Clinton campaign and Russians to create a dossier,” Ratcliffe said.
Ratcliffe added: “What’s important here, John Brennan’s own notes reflect, and the other document that I declassified, show that our intelligence community and our FBI knew this ahead of time: that Hillary Clinton, we had specific intelligence, that Hillary Clinton was creating a plan to vilify Donald Trump, to falsely accuse him of ties to Russia, and that the intelligence community and the FBI knew this.”
The former DNI’s revelations and predictions came just days after Danchenko, one of former British spy Christopher Steele’s sources for the dossier, was arrested on charges regarding lying to the FBI.
As the New York Post reported, Steele was hired by the Clinton campaign to dig up ties — which there were not — between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russian operatives.
Danchenko is now the third individual who faces criminal charges as a result of Durham’s investigation, which has played out for nearly two years.
“I continue to think there will be many indictments based on the intelligence that I gave to John Durham and that I have seen,” Ratcliffe predicted.