Goals of Danchenko, Clinton ally ‘coincided,’ FBI agent says

Article originally appeared on www.washingtontimes.com.

A top FBI intelligence official testified Wednesday that a top source for the anti-Trump “Steele dossier” did not divulge to agents that a key ally of Hillary and Bill Clinton was the source for some of the allegations against the former president that found that their way into the dossier.

That FBI official, supervisory agent Brian Auten, told jurors in an Alexandria, Virginia federal court that the name of Democratic operative Charles Dolan never came up during the days of interviews with Igor Danchenko, a Russian-born analyst now living the U.S. on trial for his role in the Steele dossier and the FBI investigation of Mr. Trump.

“If [Mr. Dolan’s name] had come up during the three days of interviews, we would have documented it,” Mr. Auten said.

Mr. Danchenko is charged with five counts of lying to the FBI in interviews as agents sought to corroborate …

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