Bush’s “Dirty Tricks” Team at the Core of the Fake Dossier on Donald Trump
Christopher Steele, 59 anni, who wrote reports on compromising material Russian operatives allegedly had collected on US President Elect Donald Trump, is a former officer in Britain’s MI6 aka Secret Intelligence Service according to people close to this story.
Former British intelligence officials said Mr. Steele spent years under diplomatic cover working for the agency, also known as in Russia and Paris and at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.
After he left the spy service, Mr. Steele supplied the US FBI with information on corruption at FIFA, international soccer’s governing body.
It was his work on corruption in international soccer that lent some degree of credibility to his reporting on Donald Trump’s entanglements in Russia, US officials say.
People familiar with Steele’s activities said his London-based company, Orbis Business Intelligence, was hired by the Football Association (FA), England’s domestic soccer governing body, to investigate FIFA. At the time, the FA was hoping to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cups. British corporate records show that Orbis was formed in early 2009.
Amid a storm corruption allegations, the 2018 World Cup was awarded to Moscow and Qatar was chosen to host the Y 2022 competition.
The FBI Squad whose members met Steele subsequently opened a major investigation into alleged soccer corruption that led to dozens of U.S. indictments, including those of prominent international soccer officials.
Senior FIFA officials, including long-time president Sepp Blatter, were forced to resign.
And then what happened…?
The Bush Family then set up a salacious misinformation against political outsider Donald Trump.
Remember, Jeb’s father, GHWB (41) is the former head of the CIA, and now a sick, dithering, evil old man.
Mr. Steele was initially hired by FusionGPS, a Washington-based political research firm, to investigate DonaldTrump on behalf of Republicans who wanted to stop Donald Trump’s bid for the party’s nomination. The BBC said Wednesday, “He (Steele) was compiling this report on behalf of initially Donald Trump’s opponent Jeb Bush,” one of Donald Trump’s 16 opponents in the Y 2016 Republican primary.
“Low Energy” Jeb Bush’s spokeswoman denied any involvement between Mr. Bush and Mr. Steele.
Mr. Steele was kept on assignment by FusionGPS after Donald Trump won the nomination and his information was circulated to Democratic Party figures and members of the media.
Mr. Steele’s dealings with the FBI on Donald Trump, initially with the senior agent who had started the FIFA probe and then moved to a post in Europe, began in July.
Notably, Mr. Steele cut off contact with the FBI about a month before the November 8 election because he was frustrated by the bureau’s slow progress.
The FBI opened preliminary investigations into Donald Trump and his entourage’s dealings with Russians that were based in part on Steele’s reports, according to people familiar with the inquiries.
However, they said the bureau shifted into low gear in the weeks before the election to avoid interfering in the vote. Then Mr. Steele grew frustrated and stopped dealing with the FBI after concluding it was not seriously investigating the material he had provided.
Then Mr. Steele’s reports circulated for months among major media outlets, but neither the news organizations nor US law enforcement and intelligence agencies have been able to corroborate them.
BuzzFeed published some of Mr. Steele’s reports about Donald Trump on its website Tuesday, but the President Elect and his aides said the reports were false. Russian authorities also dismissed them.
Associates of Mr. Steele said Wednesday he was in hiding and unavailable for comment.
Partner, co-founder of Orbis, Christopher Burrows that he could not confirm or deny that Orbis produced the reports on Donald Trump.