Somewhere in the midst of this wild RussiaGate story sits Christopher Steele – a man whose time interacting white the US government hasn’t ever been on the up-and-up.
Steele’s claim to
fame infamy comes from a piece of purported research bearing his name: The Steele Dossier.
This document was widely believed, at least by the “resistance”, to contain evidence of a plan by Russian President Vladimir Putin to black his US counterpart, Donald Trump. The blackmail bait was allegedly proof that Trump had visited prostitutes in Moscow during his time as a business mogul, and during that time engaged in highly salacious and unsanitary acts.
Heck, some on the left even believed that there were video tapes proving the events did indeed occur.
Of course, the entire dossier has been rebuffed, debunked, and rebuked by those in the know, with observers noting that these rumors have existed for years and that the Wall Street Journal had already reported on them a decade ago.
Now Steele is refusing to cooperate with the US government, who is actively attempting to get to the bottom of the origins of the RussiaGate conspiracy theory.
A Reuters source close to Steele’s private investigation outfit, Orbis Business Intelligence, said the ex-spy has chosen not to answer questions from Connecticut’s U.S. Attorney John Durham, who was recently appointed by Attorney General William Barr to examine the probe’s origins. Reports of Steele’s unwillingness to cooperate with the Durham comes days after President Trump gave Barr authority to declassify intelligence materials related to the probe and ordered several law enforcement agencies, including the CIA and FBI to cooperate with the U.S. Attorney’s review.
The news comes just hours after Robert Mueller stood before the American people and poured figurative gasoline on the impeachment fire, sending democratic lawmakers into hysterics via Twitter.
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