FBI Hired Russian Spy to Investigate Trump


Jordan Sekulow

September 15, 2022

It would sound like a joke, if it weren’t for the fact that this is no laughing matter. The infamous Russian source of the infamous Steele dossier was on the FBI payroll until 2020.

Almost a year ago, we reported that the main Steele dossier source had been arrested by the Department of Justice:

The Department of Justice arrested Igor Danchenko who is responsible for lying to the FBI over the claims that he made that contributed to Christopher Steele’s dossier. The dossier basically claimed that Donald Trump was working for the Russians, when really it appears that it was the Clinton campaign colluding with a Russian national the entire time.

At the time we asked how the FBI could miss this? Well, now we know that it was no mistake. The FBI was paying the Russian asset.

You read that right, as absurd as it sounds. Newly unsealed documents in the filing by Special Counsel John Durham have now revealed that a suspected Russian asset Igor Danchenko was paid by the Deep State FBI to verify the Steele dossier, the main source presented to a FISA judge to obtain a warrant to spy on members of the Trump campaign.

As reported:

Igor Danchenko, a primary contributor to the Steele dossier, was hired by the FBI as a confidential informant in 2017, Special Counsel John Durham revealed in a new court filing . . . The new filing reveals the FBI hired Danchenko as a confidential informant in March 2017 after having interviewed him about his work on the dossier months earlier. Danchenko is accused of having made false statements regarding the sources of some information that he provided to a U.K. investigative firm in 2017 that was later passed to the FBI.

So let me get this straight, the FBI was already investigating this guy for essentially being a Russian spy, and then said Igor, you’re our kind of guy, a BAD guy and hired him to act as their own asset. Danchenko remained on the FBI’s payroll, which don’t forget is funded by your tax dollars, through 2020 – in other words essentially through the next election cycle. Oh yeah, and then he was charged in 2021 for lying to the FBI. You cannot make this up.

My dad, ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow broke down how the FBI turned this potential Russian asset into a paid informant:

They hired the guy, right? He’s hired. He’s paid by our taxpayer dollars. He was investigated as Jordan said as a counterintelligence officer for the Russian intelligence. They then hire him to verify aspects of the Steele Dossier. They keep him on payroll until a month before the election two years ago. Why? Because if they had him not on the payroll, then he’s not a human asset. And he could be disclosed to all the government agencies with all the oversight.

None of this information was disclosed during the Mueller investigation of President Trump regarding alleged Russian collusion? And some wonder why people talk about bias and corruption running rampant on the Left. As my dad points out:

Folks, nobody was made aware of this during the course of the Mueller probe. Are you going to tell me Bob Mueller and his team didn’t know about this? That this was false? They never should’ve opened Crossfire Hurricane, but it should have been closed immediately. And this just shows you how it reeks.

ACLJ Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy Ric Grenell called out the Deep State FBI for its incompetence and corruption:

Let’s be very clear, Dachenko was hired and paid by the FBI while the FBI absolutely knew that he was a liar. They knew that he had lied so many times that they couldn’t trust him, but yet they paid him. Now you ask why would the FBI retain someone that they don’t trust, and I can’t answer that. What I can tell you is that FBI agents rank and file, DOJ officials rank and file, all knew that the Steele dossier was filled with fake news. That Steele himself was compromised and paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign. And that Danchenko was the source of the Steele dossier and he was not a credible source. Everybody knew that he was a liar. The FBI continued to pay him. Someone in the Senate has got to go crazy with oversight. This is an outrage. American taxpayers, we’re paying a liar.

This is just further evidence that Crossfire Hurricane was a circus sideshow meant to ruin an Administration based on personal bias and vendettas, and everyone involved needs to be exposed and held accountable. Deep State operatives entrenched in the FBI and DOJ must be ferreted out for the sake of our constitutional republic.

Today’s full Sekulow broadcast includes further in depth analysis of this bombshell revelation about the FBI, as well as discussion with Ric Grenell regarding pressing issues that you won’t hear about in the mainstream media.

Watch the full broadcast below: