Blackpill Hour

Danchenko walks. Debate continues on whether Durham is in on the fix, or incompetent, or unable to overcome long-entrenched DC swamp corruption. Perhaps Barr appointed Durham to bury the evidence that Mueller missed.

We will observe the traditional eight-day period of mourning for the death of a one-tiered justice system in America, dressing somberly during this period, women go veiled, avoiding strong drink, dances, antic jests and divertissements as horse-racing or bear-baiting, and thereafter return to the bloody tedium of the endless crusade, despite the lack of earthly hope.

From the Associated Press. I will not link to a specific site, as all the establishment sources are using the same wording.

The Danchenko case was the first of the three to delve deeply into the origins of the “Steele dossier,” a compendium of allegations that Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign was colluding with the Kremlin.


Most famously, it alleged that the Russians could have blackmail material on Mr. Trump for his supposed interactions with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel. Mr. Trump derided the dossier as fake news and a political witch hunt when it became public in 2017.


Mr. Danchenko, by his own admission, was responsible for 80% of the raw intelligence in the dossier and half of the accompanying analysis, though trial testimony indicated that Mr. Danchenko was shocked and dismayed about how Steele presented the material and portrayed it as factual when Mr. Danchenko considered it more to be rumor and speculation.


Prosecutors said that if Mr. Danchenko had been more honest about his sources, the FBI might not have treated the dossier so credulously. As it turned out, the FBI used material from the dossier to support applications for warrantless surveillance of a Trump campaign official, Carter Page, even though the FBI never was able to corroborate a single allegation in the dossier.


Judge Trenga nearly threw out all of the charges before the trial began, citing the legal strength of Mr. Danchenko’s defense, but allowed the case to proceed in what he described as “an extremely close call.”