The infamous and salacious “Trump dossier” has been the focal point of the FBI investigation into potential Trump-Russia collusion — but while the dossier has a checkered history, it was compiled by a highly-decorated British spy, which has led many on the left to believe the dossier and all of its accusations. Now, new reports are showing that this special agent may not have been as transparent as the left once believed.
While he was confident in his dossier when it was released in 2016, a report released on Friday showed that in court for a libel suit against BuzzFeed — the publication which released the so-called “Trump dossier” to the public — former British spy Christopher Steele admitted that the dossier was merely “possible,” not fact, and based on unreliable information and “limited intelligence.”
This information puts the accusations against President Donald Trump in severe jeopardy; the Russia collusion allegations may finally be proven nonsense once and for all.
In court documents from the libel suit, author Christopher Steele revealed that many of the salacious claims made in his Trump dossier were unverified.
Interestingly, Steele has also made clear that the Russian hacking allegations and accusations of collusion against the president were never supposed to be made public.
Additionally, Steele has strongly argued that he followed proper procedure by handing the dossier to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) earlier this year. According to The Washington Times, the information given to Steele was “unsolicited” and “raw intelligence” that “needed to be analyzed and further investigated/verified.”
For his part, Steele has spoken only through his attorneys.
The 35-page “Trump dossier” has a confusing history.
After being compiled by the former MI-6 British spy and funded by the Clinton campaign, along with the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the dossier was published by BuzzFeed, who has faced criticism and now even a libel suit for failing to verify any of the dossier’s claims before publication.
It is unknown how much money was spent on the dossier itself, but records from the Federal Election Commission show that the Clinton campaign paid the law firm that hired Steele — Fusion GPS — more than $5.6 million, and the DNC paid the firm $3.6 million in what they called “legal and compliance consulting.”
With the revelation of the dossier’s inaccuracy, it is time the liberals face the facts: there is no basis on which to be investigating President Trump and his transition team.
The corrupt, unfair probe should be shut down immediately.