It’s been many months since America first learned about the Christopher Steele dossier when Buzzfeed took it upon themselves to release it to the public. While initially criticized for the move, as Republicans claimed it was irresponsible to release such an unverified dossier, more and more of that dossier seems to be truth, rather than fiction.
The dossier, compiled by a well respected former British MI6 agent, Christopher Steele, centers around the Trump campaigns interactions and collusion with Russia. It also goes deeper and claims that Russia has ‘kompromat’ or compromising material on President Trump, that they could use in order to get the President to act on matters they deem to be in Russia’s favor. While such allegations seem to suggest multiple crimes on the part of Trump, the vagueness of the sources of the information that Steele compiled has left many on the right and the left continuing to question its legitimacy.
That may all be about to change, however, as IR.net has just learned that Christopher Steele has been in communication with the FBI and has turned over the names of the individuals sourced in his 35-page document. According to reports from the New York Daily News, Steele has identified virtually all of the individuals who were referred to only as letters in the dossier. In doing so, the FBI, as well as Special Counsel Robert Mueller, should have most of the information necessary to either refute or verify many of the the salacious claims made in the document.
It is unknown what other material Steele may have provided to the FBI in his recent communication. Additional progress is also being made from information provided by Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson, who had hired Steele initially to compile the dossier. Simpson has provided over 40,000 pages of documents recently to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Let’s hear your thought on Steele’s recent communications with the FBI and what it may mean for the Trump/Russia investigation. Discuss in the comments section below.