Kash Patel, former senior Trump administration official and lead investigator exposing Russiagate, said U.S. Attorney John Durham’s recent indictment of Russian Igor Danchenko suggests he is building a larger conspiracy case.
“I think he’s building a bigger conspiracy case, and it’s just going to take time and that’s where he’s going,” Patel said on Sirius XM’s Breitbart News Saturday with host Breitbart News Washington Bureau Chief Matt Boyle.
“John Durham’s working hard. He’s only been at for two-plus years. When I was a federal prosecutor, I spent 3, 4, 5 years building some prosecutions, so it takes time, but I think we are heading in the right direction,” he added.
Durham last week issued an indictment for five counts of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against Igor Danchenko, a Russian researcher who worked at the Brookings Institution in Washington and provided the most salacious lies for the “pee dossier.”
Patel found while working as the lead investigator that the Hillary Clinton campaign had paid for the dossier, which was put together by opposition research firm Fusion GPS and ex-British spy Christopher Steele and then funneled into the Obama Justice Department and FBI and used to get a secret surveillance warrant on the Trump campaign.
The indictment also found that Danchenko, who worked from 2005-10 with Democratic policy luminaries at the Brookings Institution, also worked with a longtime Bill Clinton operative Charles Dolan Jr., referred to as “PR Executive-1″ in the indictment. Dolan’s lawyer confirmed that he was “PR Executive-1.”
As previously reported by Breitbart News, Durham’s indictment suggests that Dolan introduced Danchenko to his Russian acquaintances as Danchenko was reporting information to Steele. Those Russian acquaintances then allegedly provided some information Danchenko gave to Steele.
“[Christopher] Steele’s number one source … is indicted for lying to the FBI five times over, and he’s shown to be a total fraud and in bed with another Clinton ally that’s named in the indictment,” Patel said.
“It shows, full circle, that John Durham is building conspiracy cases outlining the likes of Fusion GPS, Comey, McCabe, Jake Sullivan — all these people are in trouble, and finally the American people are getting some accountability,” he added.