Indictment of Steele dossier source reveals Clinton crony’s role in Russia hoax

With the latest indictment to emerge from Special Counsel John Durham’s Russia inquiry, the depth of Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the hoax that consumed much of President Donald Trump’s term in office has been further revealed, and, according to Gregg Jarrett of Fox News, more confirmation of her team’s machinations could still be on the way.

Last week saw the arrest – on charges of lying to the FBI – of Igor Danchenko, a U.S-resident native of Ukraine who worked for the left-leaning Brookings Institution at the time it was being lead by Clinton ally Strobe Talbott.

Far from a shadowy figure from Russia imparting all sorts of weighty, inside dirt on Trump during the 2016 campaign, he was actually someone who was simply paid to come up with scurrilous material for inclusion in a opposition research dossier commissioned and financed by the Clinton camp.

As Jarrett points out, along the way, Danchenko himself admitted to his paymasters that the information he was feeding them was little more than rumor, innuendo, and barroom gossip, but that mattered little to those working on behalf of Mrs. Clinton to lure the media into covering the salacious allegations designed to sink Trump’s candidacy.

What’s more, Jarrett notes, is that many of the anecdotes used to smear Trump and gin up the impression of conspiratorial scheming with Russia actually originated with a man named Charles Dolan Jr., a longtime Clinton crony, whose relationship with Bill and Hillary goes back decades.

As the Danchenko indictment reveals, Dolan played a key role in fomenting the Russia hoax in that he provided the Ukrainian-born source with all sorts of gossipy tidbits for him to pass on for use in the discredited dossier, which was used to obtain surveillance warrants against the Trump campaign.

Among the things about which Danchenko is now charged with lying to the FBI is the fact that Dolan was indeed a source of information that he subsequently passed on for use in the dossier, and the language of the indictment, according to Jarrett, makes plain that Durham has the goods to connect the Clinton insider to the entire scenario.

As Jarrett describes it, Durham continues to carefully assemble pieces of the collusion hoax puzzle that inescapably point to the Clinton campaign in that “the genesis of the smear came from Hillary herself as a strategy to distract from her own email scandal. It was magnificently devious and classic Clinton.”

Many would surely agree with Jarrett that the shameful Russia collusion episode was perhaps the “greatest mass delusion in American political history” and that “it’s hard to conceive of anyone more duplicitous and despicable than Hillary Clinton,” but whether those facts lead to any real accountability being imposed in those responsible, only time will tell.