Special counsel John Durham loses key assistant ahead of trial against Steele Dossier source

Andrew DeFilippis, an assistant special counsel to special counsel John Durham’s legal team, has withdrawn from the case against Steele dossier source and Russian national Igor Danchenko.

DeFilippis’s sudden departure comes as Durham and his team are preparing to take Danchenko to trial. That trial could very well have massive implications for Washington D.C. and the Democrat Party. Hillary Clinton, in particular, has a lot riding on Durham’s investigation as it is widely suspected that her presidential campaign financed the Steele Dossier.

DeFilippis has been an active part of the case against Danchenko, including making appearances in court, virtual hearings, and legal filings.

Sign of things to come

A figure like DeFilippis leaving before the trial could be a sign that things aren’t going according to plan.

Danchenko is facing five charges of lying to the FBI. Danchenko allegedly wasn’t truthful with the FBI about what information he provided for the Steele Dossier that was the foundation of allegations that former President Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election.

Those allegations plagued Trump’s presidency for years and Democrats were more than happy to spread the unvetted information for political purposes.

The Russian collusion hoax turned out to be one of the most damaging instances of misinformation undermining the nation.

Ironically, it was Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party that was responsible for the damage done by the hoax.

It is critical that those responsible are held accountable, but this is a concerning development. DeFilippis leaving could signal that the case against Danchenko isn’t as strong as it needs to be.

America must wait and see

For now, all Americans can do is wait and see what happens. The Danchenko trial will begin on October 11th, and it is expected that Durham himself will be leading the prosecution.

That will be a big change from the trial against Democrat lawyer Michael Sussmann, where Durham worked strictly behind the scenes and never spoke in court.

Considering that Sussmann was found not guilty despite the strong evidence against him, Durham being more involved in the court case may be a good thing. Americans ought to pay close attention to this case as it could finally reveal the truth behind the lies spread by Democrats since the 2016 election.

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