If You Want to Know How the Administrative State Handles Corruption Within Its Ranks, Look No Further Than Trump Derangement Syndrome and Russiagate | “The FBI Paid for Russian Disinformation While Punishing a Patriot” | Newsweek

FBI Paid Russian Agent

‘To understand the state of disrepair of our national security and law enforcement apparatus, look to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s contrasting treatment of Russian disinformation-spinner Igor Danchenko, and whistleblowing Special Agent Steven Friend.

We recently learned the Bureau rewarded the former for his lies, while punishing the latter for his truths.

Danchenko, a Russian national, was the key researcher behind the key document—the Steele dossier—behind the key effort to undermine candidate, and then topple, President Donald J. Trump: Russiagate.

Today, we know Danchenko fabricated communications with the purported central source behind some of the document’s most salacious claims. By lying to the FBI about that, and much else that would have called into question his credibility, as well as the dossier’s veracity. . .

Compounding the outrage, after the FBI learned Danchenko had misled it, it claimed in multiple FISA warrant applications used to spy on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page and Trump world that Danchenko, Steele’s “primary sub-source,” was “truthful and cooperative.”

Worse, according to a recent filing in special counsel John Durham’s five-count perjury case against Danchenko, set for trial in October, we now learn that long before helping develop the dossier, the FBI opened a counterintelligence probe into the analyst.

While at the Brookings Institution, in late 2008, according to prosecutors, Danchenko “engaged two fellow employees about whether one…might be willing or able in the future to provide classified information in exchange for money.” . . .

Counterintelligence officials opened an investigation into Danchenko from 2009 through 2011, identifying him “as an associate of two FBI counterintelligence subjects” and finding that he “had previous contact with the Russian embassy and known Russian intelligence officers.” Danchenko, according to the filing, “had also informed one Russian intelligence officer that he had interest in entering the Russian diplomatic service.”

The FBI closed its investigation after incorrectly concluding Danchenko had left the country.

So on top of the FBI’s reckless abandon in pegging Russiagate to the work of a lying Russian disinformation artist whose work it knew early on was funded and fueled by the Clinton campaign, the FBI did that pegging despite previously probing him, by implication, as a potential Russian agent, and after having incompetently lost track of him.

But the greatest bombshell from Durham’s recent filing is this: Danchenko was rewarded for his efforts. From March 2017 through October 2020, the FBI put him on the payroll as an informant.

Why? Consider the timing. That March, then-FBI Director Jim Comey told Congress the Trump campaign was under investigation for Russia ties, and then-Rep. Devin Nunes discovered that the Trump transition team had been spied on.

As Russiagate analyst Hans Mahncke writes:

…the FBI was able to use his status to conceal Danchenko and his disclosures from congressional inquiries, such as the investigation by then-Rep. Devin Nunes led by Kash Patel. Other inquiries…could similarly be stonewalled by reference to the “sources and methods” justification for concealing the identity, and even the existence, of a CHS [confidential human source].

So by making Danchenko a CHS, the FBI shielded the disreputable researcher behind the dirty dossier behind debunked Russiagate from scrutiny, and therefore shielded itself and its Russiagate partners who continued for years to peddle “treasonous Trump-Russian collusion” from scrutiny.

The FBI bought Danchenko’s silence, and paid to protect itself—with our money. . .

Now consider the case of FBI Special Agent Steve Friend. Recently, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), and House colleague Jim Jordan (R-OH) have been revealing whistleblower complaints suggesting the weaponization and hyper-politicization of our national security and law enforcement apparatus against Wrongthinkers that has been a theme of this column.

Friend, a 12-year FBI veteran, is among the ranks of the whistleblowers. For his candor, Miranda Devine reports:

He was declared absent without leave last month for refusing to participate in SWAT raids that he believed violated FBI policy and were a use of excessive force against Jan. 6 ­subjects accused of misdemeanor ­offenses.

…Friend, who did not vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 election, said he told his immediate boss twice that he believed the raid, and the investigative process leading up to it, violated…policy and the subject’s rights under the Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial and Eighth Amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment.

Friend faced reprisals for speaking up internally, his immediate boss menacingly “asking how long I saw myself continuing to work for the FBI.”

Then he was suspended, stripped of his gun and badge, and escorted from his office. He responded with a whistleblower complaint to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz—who, incidentally, had disclosed corruption in the Page FISA applications, as well as other aspects of Russiagate—detailing myriad allegations of FBI malfeasance, which Devine obtained. . .’

The FBI Paid for Russian Disinformation While Punishing a Patriot | Newsweek

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