Igor was responsible for the research and intelligence in the former MI6 officer’s “Steele Dossier”. He was the first man to expose Russian election interference and elements of Trump team/Russia collusion!
His work was deemed credible by the FBI - several campaign figures he identified have been charged/indicted, but since the 2016 election, Igor has had to lay low as officials struggled to keep his heroics a classified secret. Trump’s attack dogs would not cease until he was named and smeared with lies in public earlier this year, in an effort to undermine ongoing and completed investigations into Trump’s campaign.
Everything raised in this GoFundMe will be put into a fund dedicated to covering Igor’s huge legal costs and his lost income. He has lost his livelihood and his career as a brilliant analyst. He faces legal action by Russian oligarchs. He is forced to sue the most powerful people in the country having been publicly painted a spy by President Trump, Senator Graham, and Representative Nunes, and he fears for his and his family’s life on a daily basis
In enabling Igor to defend his reputation and demanding that Trump and his supporters retract their false accusations, donors will be helping the critical effort in de-politicising the great US institutions that Trump has sought to undermine.
President Trump and his supporters have politicized the US intelligence community, selectively declassifying and weaponizing highly sensitive raw intelligence to score political points ahead of the 2020 elections. This can’t go on!
Igor is a brilliant analyst with advanced degrees from University of Louisville and Georgetown University and a law degree from Perm State University; his areas of expertise are Russia and Eurasia. From his early days at the Brookings Institution, to his due diligence and business intelligence work in the private sector, Igor has been known as one of the finest in the field.
Igor exposed as plagiarized fraud the Ph.D thesis of President Vladimir Putin. He was the first man on the ground in Russia in 2016 to look into Trump-Russia ties, reporting massive red flags, many of which have since been confirmed by the Republican-led Senate Intelligence Committee and other investigators. Igor is accustomed to operating in hostile and dangerous environments and has contributed to hundreds of Russia-related projects across topics and industries. We know Igor as a man of moral integrity and ethics, and someone who conducts insightful and thorough research and analysis that he brings to every project.
Igor brought these skills and this experience to the project he was given in 2016, by a respected former senior intelligence officer of Britain’s MI6, Christopher Steele. A co-founder of Orbis Business Intelligence, Steele was retained to investigate the Russian connections of Donald Trump and his campaign during the 2016 presidential primaries. The document that Steele created came to be known as the “Steele Dossier.” It exposed Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, deep-dived into the Kremlin orchestration of US election interference to aid Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton, and alleged Trump himself may have been compromised by the Kremlin.
Soon after the Steele Dossier became public in January 2017, Igor was approached by the FBI and questioned about the raw intelligence he had provided to Steele. Igor met with the FBI and answered their questions. As the Inspector General of the US Department of Justice noted in his 2019 report, the FBI found Igor “truthful and cooperative.”
Over the ensuing three and a half years, Igor continued to work in his field. Despite numerous investigations into the Trump-Russia ties, people who knew of Igor’s involvement never revealed his identity. They did so in recognition that such an outing would jeopardize Igor’s life, safety, and career and the safety of his family, sources, and colleagues.
But Attorney General William Barr and Senator Lindsey Graham did not give a damn about Igor or US national security. In an effort to help President Trump’s reelection campaign and discredit the credible allegations against Trump, Barr declassified and Graham immediately posted to the Judiciary Committee’s website a poorly redacted summary of Igor’s 2017 FBI interviews. Within days, his identity was revealed.
Since then Igor has received death threats, has been wrongly accused of being a Russian spy by Graham, Rep. Devin Nunes, and others—in Congress, on national TV and radio networks, and in social media. Igor has also been subpoenaed by Russian oligarchs featured in the Senate Intelligence Report, Volume 5. Trump has tweeted about Igor multiple times drawing further attention to Igor’s identity and falsely accusing him of crimes. Because of all of this, Igor has lost his ability to work, is incurring heavy legal and security costs, and is in fear for his life.
Igor did everything right. He was the first to connect the dots about the Trump campaign/Russia coordination efforts in 2016. Igor then met with the FBI, in 2017 and provided truthful and complete answers to their questions as the FBI investigated Trump campaign and its exposure to foreign influence. As an apolitical professional, Igor never spoke out himself, either before or after the Dossier’s publication.
Igor now needs your help in fighting the coordinated, deliberate, malicious and indefensible attacks by Trump and his enablers! Please consider contributing to his fund to cover his growing legal and security expenses and his lost income. Join us in helping Igor restore his reputation ruined by President Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Lindsey Graham, Devin Nunes, Sean Hannity (Fox), Tucker Carlson (Fox), Paul Sperry (RealClearInvestigations), Gregg Jarrett (Fox commentator), Sean Davis (The Federalist), Tom Fitton (Judicial Watch), Chris Farrell (Judicial Watch), Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck (Mercury Radio Arts), and numerous other Trump apologists.
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