Former British spy Christopher Steele is credited with being the author of the infamous 35-page dossier on then presidential candidate Donald Trump. Parts of the dossier have since been proven to be false and we all learned that the Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid around $12 million for the dossier, which was prepared by Fusion GPS, a firm with ties to Russia.
With many questions still surrounding the dossier, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-84), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is demanding to see the video of the deposition given by Steele during legal proceedings in Great Britain as part of a litigation fight with a Russian tech guru.
(Fox News) – A key lawmaker has ratcheted up the pressure to obtain video of a deposition Christopher Steele, author of the infamous Trump dossier, gave in a U.K. legal proceeding that could shed light on events that led to the appointment of a special counsel to investigate President Trump.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley wants to review the deposition given by Steele, a former British spy, as part of ongoing civil litigation against online publisher Buzzfeed and Steele’s U.K.-based company Orbis Business Intelligence LTD.
On both sides of the Atlantic, a multimillion-dollar civil litigation fight is underway. Russian tech guru Aleksej Gubarev claimed that his companies, Webzilla and XBT Holding, were defamed after Buzzfeed published the 35-page unverified dossier authored by Christopher Steele in January 2017. Steele wrote a series of memos which became known as the “Trump dossier” and one of the memos alleged that Gubarev’s companies “used botnets and porn traffic to transmit viruses, plant bugs, steal data, and conduct ‘alerting operations’ against the Democratic party leadership.” …
One of the questions Grassley wants answered is who Steele was paid by to put together the dossier. At one time he was paid as a ‘confidential human source’ by Obama and Comey’s FBI at the same time he was working for Fusion GPS. In many investigations, they follow the money and that’s what Grassley is trying to do.