Federal authorities arrested Russian analyst Igor Danchenko on Thursday. Danchenko was the “primary researcher behind the Steele Dossier, a collection of unsubstantiated opposition research linking the 2016 Trump campaign to the Kremlin” reports National Review.
Individuals with direct knowledge of the matter told the New York Times Danchenko’s indictment is the result of John Durham’s federal probe. Durham was tapped by the Trump administration to audit the Russia investigation.
The Steele dossier began the Russia collusion hoax that claimed Trump “accepted a regular flow of intelligence from the Kremlin, including on his Democratic and other political rivals.” Just months following the 2016 presidential election, it was determined that Steele and Danchenko’s “research” was either unverified or erroneous.
The Steele dossier was paid for by the Clinton campaign through its law firm Perkins Coie. Steele was eventually accused of peddling the Russian interference hoax to subvert Trump’s presidential campaign.
Perkins Coie also employed Clinton’s campaign lawyer and former federal prosecutor Michael Sussmann. Sussmann was charged recently for making a false statement to the FBI about the Trump Organization’s use of a secret server to communicate with the Kremlin-connected Russian bank Alfa Bank.
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Texas has raised over $55 million from private donations to secure border, build a wall
As of September 12, the state of Texas has raised a little over $55 million in private donations, to secure the southern border and build a wall. “While securing the border is the federal government’s responsibility, Texas will not sit idly by as this crisis grows. Texas is responding with the most robust and comprehensive border plan the nation has ever seen,” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement.
“The State of Texas is working collaboratively with communities impacted by the border crisis to arrest and detain individuals coming into Texas illegally,” Abbott’s statement reads. “Our efforts will only be effective if we work together to secure the border, make criminal arrests, protect landowners, rid our communities of dangerous drugs, and provide Texans with the support they need and deserve.”
In addition to finding money for a border wall, Abbott has signed legislation which designated Mexican drug cartels as domestic terrorists, and has called on President Joe Biden to do the same.
“Fentanyl is a clandestine killer, and Texans are falling victim to the Mexican cartels that are producing it,” said Governor Abbott in a statement. “Cartels are terrorists, and it’s time we treated them that way. In fact, more Americans died from fentanyl poisoning in the past year than all terrorist attacks across the globe in the past 100 years. In order to save our country, particularly our next generation, we must do more to get fentanyl off our streets.”
“As of now, Biden has not responded to Abbott’s request to designate Mexican cartels as terrorist organizations” reports Just The News.
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