Source of anti-Trump dossier wants to use classified info for trial defense; special counsel objects

Special counsel John Durham on Wednesday filed a motion to block Igor Danchenko, a key source for the anti-Trump Steele dossier, from using classified information as part of his defense at his upcoming criminal trial.

Mr. Durham’s team filed the objection under seal, so it is unclear why he opposes Mr. Danchenko using the information at his trial, which is set to start in October.

A brief, one-page order accompanying the motion says the government objects to the “use, relevance and admissibility” of the classified information. Source: Washington Times

Former DNI Ratcliffe: ‘Lost the Battle, But Clearly Winning the War”

John Ratcliffe, Former Director of National Intelligence, stated, “John Durham’s prosecution may have lost this battle, but they’re clearly winning the war.”

He continued on to say he is optimistic that Durham will successfully prosecute and would “expand the indictments.”

Sussman Acquitted … Issues with Judge and Jury?

“I mean, he (Durham) was facing a jury that has three Clinton donors, an AOC donor, and a woman whose daughter is on the same sports team with Sussmann’s daughter. With the exception of randomly selecting people out of the DNC headquarters, you could not come up with a worse jury,” stated Jonathan Turley, professor at George Washington University Law School.