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Politics FBI Docs: Primary Sub-Source for Steele Was Suspected Russian Agent and ‘Threat to National Security’

04:02  25 september  2020
04:02  25 september  2020 Source:   nationalreview.com

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The document also revealed that Steele ’s primary sub - source “disagreed with and was surprised by” how information he gave Steele was then conveyed by Steele in the dossier. For instance, the source told the FBI he “did not recall” where some of the information attributed to him or his sources came

The Primary Subsource was in reality Steele ’s sole source, a long-time Russian -speaking contractor for the former British spy’s company, Orbis Business In turn, the Primary Subsource had a group of friends in Russia . All of their names remain redacted. From the FBI interviews it becomes clear that

The “primary sub-source” for the Steele dossier was suspected of being a possible Russian agent and a “threat to national security,” according newly declassified FBI documents.

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) announced the revelations on Thursday after the Justice Department declassified a footnote of the DOJ Inspector General Report on FISA abuse by the FBI. The agents on the Crossfire Hurricane probe, who investigated alleged contacts between the Trump-campaign and Russian intelligence, were aware that the Primary Sub-Source was a suspected Russian spy by December 2016 and did not notify the FISA court.

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The mysterious “ Primary Subsource ” that Christopher Steele has long hidden behind to defend his discredited Trump- Russia dossier is a former Brookings Institution analyst -- Igor “Iggy” Danchenko, a Russian national whose past includes criminal convictions and other personal baggage ignored by

“The Primary Subsource was in reality Steele ’s sole source. From the FBI interviews it becomes clear that the Primary Subsource and his friends peddled warmed-over rumors and laughable gossip that Steele dressed up as formal intelligence memos.” Senate Judiciary Chair Graham said FBI and DOJ

According to footnote 334 of the Inspector General Report, the “Primary Sub-Source was the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation form 2009 to 2011 that assessed his/her documented contacts with suspected Russian intelligence officers.”

At the request of Attorney General William Barr, the FBI made available a declassified summary of the counterintelligence investigation.

“[T]he FBI commenced this investigation based on information by the FBI indicating that the Primary Sub-source may be a threat to national security,” the summary states. The Primary Sub-Source was an employee at a “prominent U.S. think tank,” and “in December 2016, the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation identified the employee as Christopher Steele’s Primary Subsource.”

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The suspect sources included a person described as a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton's campaign and a Russian intelligence figure under separate The same month the FBI learned from an interview with Steele ’s main subsource of intelligence that the central and later disproven allegation that Page

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