Former British spy Christopher Steele, who created a 35-page dossier connecting Donald Trump to Russian interference of the 2016 election, has reportedly provided FBI agents with the names of his sources.
ABC News reports that, while Steele has not yet spoken with congressional investigators, he has met with FBI agents and shared how he stumbled onto information regarding Trump and possible Russian collusion.
In short, the opposition research firm Fusion GPS hired Steele to investigate Trump’s background. Steele later worked for Democrats who were also doing their own opposition research and seeking damaging information to use against Trump during the 2016 campaign season.
Steele was alarmed by what he found and chose to continue the investigation on his own dime following the election.
When it was completed, BuzzFeed released the explosive information contained in the report. Trump insists that anything connecting him to the Russia scandal is fake news and dismisses it as a witch hunt.
The dossier also alleges that Russian intelligence has blackmail material involving sexually deviant acts to use on Trump from when he stayed at the Russia Ritz Carlton — otherwise known as the #peepeetape.
ABC News also reported that a recent ruling by a U.S. District court judge could force Steele to testify under oath before congressional investigators.
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