A key charge in the obstruction of justice trial arising from the infamous dossier on Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia was thrown out last Friday by a federal judge.
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In the count that was tossed out, prosecutors alleged Danchenko lied when he told the FBI he never ‘talked’ with a Democratic operative about the information in the dossier.
The government charged Danchenko since there was very clear evidence that Danchenko and the operative repeatedly discussed the dossier in emails.
Danchenko’s attorneys argued his response was entirely truthful because they did not talk orally. The FBI agent, they asserted, failed to use the right words or ask the right questions.
The judge agreed, rejecting the prosecution’s argument that the word ‘talk’ had a broader context which would include writings such as the emails.