Durham Whiffs Again

Danchenko Found Not Guilty On All Counts
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 25: (NY & NJ NEWSPAPERS OUT) Special Counsel John Durham, who then-United States Attorney General William Barr appointed in 2019 after the release of the Mueller report to probe the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, departs after his trial recessed for the day at the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on May 25, 2022 in Washington, DC. 
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At a glance

  • Special Counsel John Durham whiffed again, as a D.C. jury found Oct. 18 that Russian national Igor Danchenko, the primary sub-source of the discredited Steele dossier, was not guilty on all four counts of making false statements to the FBI.
  • This is the second trial in Durham’s long investigation, and the second time a jury delivered an acquittal.
  • “We’ve known all along that Mr. Danchenko was innocent,” Danchenko’s attorney Stuart Sears said Tuesday. “We’re happy now that the American public knows that as well.”

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