An analyst who exposed the Russian collusion investigation dossier has been indicted and charged with lying to a federal law enforcement agency.
A federal court in Virginia recently indicted Igor Danchenko on five counts of giving false testimonies.
A Department of Justice investigation revealed the Russian national, who now lives in the Mother of States, provided incorrect information during several FBI interrogations back in 2017.
Donald Trump had appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham to probe origins of the FBI investigation into alleged Russian election interference.
Durham found Danchenko was an informant for former British spy Christopher Steele, who the Democratic National Committee allegedly funded to investigate then-presidential candidate Trump.
The FBI used rumors and unsubstantiated claims of possible ties between Trump and Russia to monitor former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page a month before Election Day in 2016, according to the Associated Press.
One of the charges leveled against Danchenko is he lied about never communicating with an American public relations executive linked to the Democratic Party.
The 43 year-old is also accused of lying about a phone call in July 2016 with who he believed to be the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce president. The pair discussed intelligence he gathered on the Trump campaign and Russian officials.
The analyst is the third person criminally charged in Durham’s investigation.
Attorney Michael Sussman was previously indicted in a federal case for lying to the FBI during the 2016 campaign, according to The Hill.