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Trump blames Danchenko verdict on 'disgraceful judicial system'

The former president said that although he was told Durham had a "great" case, it had "ZERO chance of winning."

Published: October 20, 2022 1:57pm

Updated: October 21, 2022 3:54am

Former President Trump on Thursday called the judicial system "disgraceful" for the jury verdict last week in which Steele dossier contributor Igor Danchenko was found not guilty on all charges of lying to the FBI.

"The disgraceful judicial system was on full display yet again with the Danchenko Verdict," Trump posted on his platform, Truth Social.

Trump said the legal process was not fair to Special Counsel John Durham, who led the probe into the FBI's handling of its investigation into whether the 2016 Trump presidential campaign colluded with Russia to influence the outcome of the election.

The dossier, a Trump opposition research document funded in part by the 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign, was in part used by the FBI in its collusion probe, despite the bureau being unable to corroborate the information.

Danchenko contributed about 80% to the dossier, which has since be discredited. 

In Durham's only other trial in the investigation, former Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann was found not guilty in June of making false statements to the FBI regarding the collusion probe. Durham will now deliver a final report to the Justice Department.

"Durham could not get a fair shake in the Swamp of biased and partisan juries, where you are told that no Republican based or supported case can be won no matter how good it is, & judges that are so biased, unfair and angry that it is literally dangerous to be in court!" Trump also said in his tweet Thursday.

The former president said that although he was told Durham had a "great" case, it had "ZERO chance of winning" in the northern Virginia federal court.

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