Politics Ex UK Spy Christopher Steele Wrote Explosive Trump Memo

03:05  12 january  2017
03:05  12 january  2017 Source:   nbcnews.com

Ex-spy behind Trump dossier identified: report

  Ex-spy behind Trump dossier identified: report Christopher Steele, 52, is a former British intelligence officer.Christopher Steele created the controversial document about the Russian government's power over Trump, The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday.

Chris Steele 's whereabouts were not known Thursday, and his business partner declined to comment. An explosive 35-page memo on Donald Trump ’s relationship with Russia, which contains unverified allegations and which Trump called a "complete fabrication" Wednesday, was written by a

Trump hater: Christopher Steele , the ex -British spy who wrote the 'minimally corroborated' dossier accusing Trump of paying for prostitutes to perform 'golden showers' in a Moscow hotel.

A General View Showing the British Secret Intelligence Services Headquarters Also Know As Mi6 at Vauxhall Cross on the South Bank of the Thames Central London on 25 August 2010 © EPA/REX/Shutterstock A General View Showing the British Secret Intelligence Services Headquarters Also Know As Mi6 at Vauxhall Cross on the South Bank of the Thames Central London on 25 August 2010

An explosive 35-page memo on Donald Trump's relationship with Russia, which contains unverified allegations and which Trump called a "complete fabrication" today, was written by a former British intelligence officer working for Orbis Business Intelligence, Ltd., two people familiar with the matter told NBC News.

Separately, Rohit Kachroo, security editor for NBC News British partner ITV News, reported that his name is Christopher David Steele, a former officer with MI6 who was posted to Moscow in 1990. The memo was originally generated on behalf of Republican opponents of Trumps but was later shopped to the media by Democrats.

Newly leaked dossier on Trump circulated in DC for months

  Newly leaked dossier on Trump circulated in DC for months It was a bombshell story, emerging on the eve of Donald Trump's first news conference as president-elect: U.S. intelligence officials had presented Trump with unsubstantiated claims that Russia had amassed compromising personal and financial allegations about him. The purported RussianThe purported Russian efforts were described in a newly released and uncorroborated dossier produced in August. But they had circulated more widely in Washington in October — following early reports and opaque warnings from elected officials that something was afoot involving the Kremlin and Trump.

An explosive 35-page memo on Donald Trump 's relationship with Russia, which contains unverified Separately, Rohit Kachroo, security editor for NBC News British partner ITV News, reported that his name is Christopher David Steele , a former officer with MI6 who was posted to Moscow in 1990.

× The ex -Kremlin spy apparently poisoned in Britain has links to the man who wrote the explosive Trump -Russia dossier. Sky News. Sergei Skripal, the former Russian spy at the centre of an apparent attempted assassination plot in Britain, had links to Christopher Steele .

Orbis director Christopher Burrows told the Wall Street Journal he wouldn't "confirm or deny" that Orbis had produced the report, and a neighbor of Steele's told the newspaper he would be away for a few days.

A two-page summary of the 35-page memo was included in supporting material prepared for the officials who briefed President-elect Trump on Friday about a U.S. intelligence report on Russia's interference in the U.S. presidential elections, according to multiple officials. However, Trump was not orally briefed on the two-page "annex" outlining the allegations about him, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official with the knowledge of the preparation of the briefing. Trump said he learned the gist of the summary "outside that meeting."

BBC claims a second source backs up Trump dossier

  BBC claims a second source backs up Trump dossier BBC correspondent Paul Wood came forward Wednesday to reveal that there are multiple intelligence sources alleging Russia is in possession of potentially embarrassing or compromising material regarding President-elect Donald Trump. Formerly, only a single source was known to have been aware of the alleged material. "I saw the report, compiled by the former British intelligence officer, back in October," Wood said. "He is not, and this is the "I saw the report, compiled by the former British intelligence officer, back in October," Wood said. "He is not, and this is the crucial thing, the only source for this.

The former British spy who compiled a controversial dossier of claims linking Donald Trump to the Russian government has broken his silence over the affair. Christopher Steele issued a public statement saying he was returning to work at the London-based Orbis Business Intelligence

AN EXPLOSIVE memo alleges that the British ex - spy who authored the Trump 'dirty dossier' was President Donald Trump says Republican memo 's contents on FBI and Department of Justice 'a It asserts that Steele should have been fired in September, adding: " Steele said he 'was desperate that

The two-page summary about the unsubstantiated material was made available to the briefers to provide context for Trump should they want to draw a distinction for Trump between analyzed intelligence and unvetted "disinformation," according to the official. The briefers also had available to them unvetted "disinformation" about the Clinton Foundation, though that was not briefed to Trump either.

The existence of the two-page synopsis was first reported by CNN yesterday afternoon. Their decision to report on the synopsis, as well as the publication of the complete 35-page memo by BuzzFeed, was harshly criticized by Trump. (BuzzFeed is partially funded by the parent company of NBC News.) "I think it was disgraceful, disgraceful that the intelligence agencies let any information that turned out to be so false and fake to get out," Trump said a press conference in New York today. "That's something that Nazi Germany would have done and did do."

The memo, which suggested that Trump could be blackmailed by Russian intelligence, was circulated among Trump opponents over the summer and was eventually passed to the FBI. Today, Republican Senator John McCain admitted that he also passed the memorandum to the FBI.

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