You already know of plenty of FBI corruption. The most famous recent example? The Trump-Russia probe.
Government bureaucracy is time-consuming, though. So when we think a case is ending, we can get proven wrong.
In the case of the FBI, they get to claim a need of seemingly limitless resources for an investigation. But the organization we’re supposed to trust to investigate high-profile political corruption has had their fair share of violating the law.
Recently, some very insightful news showed another aspect of FBI corruption – one that’s extremely costly and shocking.
From The Daily Wire:
The FBI offered to pay Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous anti-Trump “dossier,” up to $1 million for evidence linking Donald Trump to Russia, and paid Steele’s primary subsource hundreds of thousands of dollars even after the source was unable to provide evidence for any of his claims, according to a report from Special Counsel John Durham.[…]
The Bureau then paid that “subsource,” Igor Danchenko, $220,000 even after Danchenko was unable to provide evidence for a single one of his claims.
More shockingly, the FBI had significant evidence that Danchenko was, himself, tied to Russian intelligence.
You read that right. The FBI paid Christopher Steele’s alleged source, even though the “evidence” he gave them was bad.
Danchenko looks like he got what he wanted – immunity – in return for a false promise. That’s more than what I could say for the Democrats in their long-running witch-hunt of Trump.
They really seemed to believe they could pay a possible Russian spy $1 million to “prove” that Trump was colluding with Russia. He then pretended to leave the country by purchasing a one-way ticket.
That’s what they get for not looking closely into or caring about Danchenko’s background. Weren’t they supposed to be concerned about Russian intelligence?
The empty payoff is a really bad look for many in Washington, D.C. who seem to be involved in something huge. If Danchenko ended up being a Russian spy, we have more to worry about with FBI corruption than bogus sources.
- The FBI offered to pay $1 million to Christopher Steele for Trump-Russia evidence.
- They paid $220,000 to his primary subsource, Igor Danchenko, although he couldn’t come up with any proof.
- Danchenko is probably a Russian spy, with the FBI finding significant evidence while investigating him from 2009 to 2011.
Source: The Daily Wire