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Russian Analyst Arrested in Probe by Trump-Era Special Counsel

  • Igor Danchenko accused of lying to FBI agents in interviews
  • Counsel Durham is probing origins of FBI’s Trump-Russia probe
Igor Danchenko
Igor DanchenkoPhotographer: Jonah M. Kessel/The New York Times/Redux
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U.S. authorities arrested a Russian analyst Thursday who contributed to an unverified dossier written in 2016 that alleged cooperation between Donald Trump, his presidential campaign and the Russian government. 

Igor Danchenko, who’s based in the U.S., was taken into custody as part of a broad, continuing investigation by Special Counsel John Durham. He was released on $130,000 bond and will be arraigned on Nov. 10, according to the Justice Department.