Judge sets trial date for Steele source represented by law firm linked to Clinton


The judge presiding over the case of Igor Danchenko set a trial date for October as he approved a waiver allowing the defendant to have the same lawyers as former Hillary Clinton campaign aides involved in a related inquiry.

Danchenko, a U.S.-based and Russian-born researcher and the main source for Christopher Steele’s anti-Trump dossier, signed a waiver last month agreeing to be defended by the same law firm representing members of Clinton’s presidential campaign. The waiver came despite conflict of interest concerns raised by special counsel John Durham.

Judge Anthony Trenga of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia made the rulings on Wednesday.

Although Durham raised concerns, his team accepted Danchenko’s waiver. Trenga questioned Danchenko directly to ensure he understood the implications…

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