Former President Donald J. Trump joined Allie Beth Stuckey for Monday's episode of "Relatable" on BlazeTV and discussed the bombshell indictment of Igor Danchenko, the man who lied to the FBI about the fabricated Steele dossier. The FBI used the dossier as a basis for the Trump-Russia investigation.
Allie asked President Trump who knew the dossier was fake. In Trump's view, Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, and the Democrat Party in general knew.
"They concocted this scheme of Russia, Russia, Russia. ... They knew it was a phony ... and they went out there and demanded that Trump and his children be put in jail," Trump explained.
Allie asked the former president to connect the dots to help Americans understand why the Steele dossier scandal should matter to every American. Simply put, Trump expressed that many people were hurt and had their lives destroyed over a hoax.
The New York Post reported:
Danchenko has been charged with five counts of lying to the F.B.I. in interviews during 2017, as the bureau struggled in futility to verify outlandish allegations that Donald Trump and his campaign were clandestine agents of the Kremlin. Those allegations were compiled in the so-called Steele dossier, which the F.B.I. relied on in obtaining surveillance warrants from a secret federal court.
The dossier was generated by the Clinton campaign. Its principal author was former British spy Christopher Steele. Steele's main source was Danchenko, a Russian native based in the United States who worked at the Brookings Institution — a Washington think tank whose former president, Strobe Talbott, is a college friend of Bill Clinton's who worked in the Clinton State Department.
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