A Russian analyst says he is in hiding and “afraid for his life” after being unmasked by top congressional Republicans as the source behind the Steele dossier on Donald Trump and Moscow.
In his first-ever interview Igor Danchenko said he is the victim of a smear campaign by the president and the Republican senator Lindsey Graham. Both have repeatedly alleged that Danchenko is a suspected Russian spy who fed disinformation to Christopher Steele, the former MI6 officer.
Danchenko said he couldn’t discuss his sources in Russia or his methods. But he said: “I stand by my raw intelligence.”
n August the committee published its counter-intelligence findings into the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia. The bipartisan report was dismissive of Steele’s dossier, but corroborated key elements in it, saying that a Russian intelligence officer was “permanently based” at the Ritz-Carlton hotel, and spied on guests via a “network” of hidden cameras.
As if the fact that the spooks have someone at the biggest foreign hotel in Moscow is a "key element" of the Steeele Dossier. Lolol. To translate that into actual reality: "They threw the dossier out as a complete pile of fiction but this one minor thing we said was correct".
Page 846 is the start of their rubbishing of the Steele memos (which of course Luke the Spook covers with the phrase "...report was dismissive of Steele's dossier"). They weren't just dismissive, they took it apart and shat on it but now here's Luke trying to prop up the (then) redacted source (who the report is not favourable to at all) and make it seem like he's some kind of whistle blower.
Funny how he mentions Manafort but not his completely and utterly discredited claims that he had meetings with Assange. Strange that.
There have been a flurry of Luke the Spook pieces lately and that always makes me think something is in the pipeline and he's been sent some press releases to prepare the ground. Maybe 6 are doing their bit to dirty up Trump before the election.