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Christopher Steele: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at Trump Tower on January 11, 2017. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The former British spy who wrote the unverified report on President-Elect Donald Trump’s alleged activities and connections in Russia has been identified as Christopher Steele, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Sources told the Wall Street Journal, that Steele, 52, wrote the dossier, which includes accusations that Russian officials have blackmail on Trump, and that his campaign staff maintained close ties with Russian connections during the election.

Steele, a former intelligence officer who was based in Russia in the 1990s, now runs an intelligence firm in London.

Trump has denied the allegations and said the information in the report is fake. Russia has also said the information in the report is not true and is a “hoax.”

“It’s all fake news,” Trump said at a Wednesday press conference. “It’s all phony stuff. It didn’t happen.”

At a press conference, Dmitri Peskov, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, said, “The Kremlin has no compromising dossier on Trump, such information isn’t consistent with reality and is nothing but an absolute fantasy,” the New York Times reports.

The full report was published Tuesday by Buzzfeed News, after it was reported on by CNN, which said Trump and President Barack Obama had been briefed on a synopsis of the document. Another report, by NBC News, disputes that Trump was briefed about the synopsis. NBC reports that U.S. intelligence leaders were prepared to brief Trump on the synopsis, but did do so.

The 35-page document had been circulating among Washington D.C. insiders for several months, dating back to before the election. Its release came 10 days before Trump’s inauguration.

The document, made up of memos apparently written by Steele from June to December 2016, contains many spelling errors and other mistakes, and some of the information has already been proven to be untrue.

Here’s what you need to know about Steele and the report:


1. Steele Runs a London-Based Intelligence Firm & His Partner Would Not Confirm or Deny That They Were Behind the Report

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A screengrab of Christopher Steele’s Linkedin profile.

Chris Steele, of Surrey, runs a London-based intelligence firm called Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd., according to his Linkedin profile.

The company was founded in 2009.

His business partner, Christopher Burrows, would not “confirm or deny” Orbis produced the Trump dossier when contacted by the Wall Street Journal, the newspaper reports.

Orbis, “a leading corporate intelligence consultancy that provides senior decision–makers with strategic insight, intelligence and investigative services. We then work with clients to develop and implement strategies which protect their interests worldwide,” Burrows writes on his Linkedin profile.

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Christopher Burrows is Christopher Steele’s business partner and co-founder of Orbis. (Linkedin)

According to the Journal, Steele’s neighbor told a reporter Steele would be away for a few days. The newspaper reports that Steele has declined “repeated requests for interviews” because the subject is “too hot.”

Steele’s London-based company provides corporate intelligence, along with investigations and insight, according to its website:

The team now draws on extensive experience at boardroom level in government, multilateral diplomacy and international business to develop bespoke solutions for clients.

Our tailored approach means the Directors are closely involved in the execution and detail of every project, supported by an in–house team of experienced investigators and professional intelligence analysts.

Our global network of senior associates is made up of regional, industry and academic experts, as well as prominent business figures. We call upon their expertise and closed network of contacts to help our clients frame business decisions, protect our clients’ reputations, and problem–solve for companies facing complex issues worldwide.

Ethical business practice is a fundamental value for the Orbis Business Intelligence team. Our documented procedures, developed in conjunction with external legal counsel, ensure compliance with relevant UK, US and EU legislation.

Burrows, 58, told the Journal that the company’s “the objective is to respond to the requirements set out by our clients. We have no political ax to grind.”

Speaking generally about corporate intelligence, he said when a client asks Orbis to investigate something they “see what’s out there,” and later do a “stress test” of their findings against other evidence, according to the Journal.

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2. He Was Stationed in Russia for Several Years & Has a ‘Good Reputation’ in the Intelligence World

Steele in British intelligence and was stationed in Russia for several years, the Wall Street Journal reports.

John Sipher, who retired from the CIA in 2014, told the Wall Street Journal that Steele has a “good reputation” in the intelligence world. Sipher specialized in Russia and counterintelligence while in the CIA, the Journal reports.

Steele’s Linkedin profile does not provide details of his career prior to working for Orbis Business Intelligence, but CNN reported the author of the report is a former MI6 agent who worked in Russia in the 1990s and is considered to be credible.

According to the Wall Street Journal, “Intelligence officers often use diplomatic postings as cover for their espionage activities.”

He is named on a diplomatic service list published by the British government as being posted at its Moscow embassy in 1990 with the title “Second Secretary (Chancery),” Forbes reports.

It does not say how long Steele was stationed in Moscow, but he is also listed as having been a “First Secretary” with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2003, and as “First Secretary (Financial)” at the British embassy in Paris in 1998, according to Forbes.

Steele is also listed as a “former intelligence officer” as a speaker at a black tie gala celebrating the 100th anniversary of MI6, according to Forbes.

Forbes reports that Steele is also a director of Walsingham Training, a company that according to its website provides “understanding and mitigating the cyber and physical risk posed by hostile states, criminals and companies,” in “how to gain traction in complex markets like Russia” and “how to recognize misinformation.”

The Guardian describes Steele as “a retired western European former counter-intelligence official, with a long history of dealing with the shadow world of Moscow’s spooks and siloviki (securocrats).” But the newspaper did not name him in its report on the dossier.

One of Steele’s first assignments in the private sector was helping the FBI bring down corruption in FIFA, the international governing body for soccer, Reuters reports.

U.S. officials told Reuters they gave credence to his memos on Trump because of his work with the FBI in the FIFA case.

Emails seen by Reuters indicate that, in the summer of 2010, members of a New York-based FBI squad assigned to investigate “Eurasian Organized Crime” met Steele in London to discuss allegations of possible corruption in FIFA, the Swiss-based body that also organizes the World Cup tournament.

People familiar with Steele’s activities said his British-based company, Orbis Business Intelligence, was hired by the Football Association, Britain’s domestic soccer governing body, to investigate FIFA. At the time, the Football Association was hoping to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cups. British corporate records show that Orbis was formed in March 2009.

According to Reuters, Steele was looking into corruption allegations surrounding the awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Moscow and the 2022 competition to Qatar. Steele met with FBI investigators leading to a major investigation that led to dozens of indictments in the United States, including several prominent soccer officials, and the eventual resignation of FIFA’s longtime president Sepp Blatter.

Chris Burrows, the co-founder of Orbis, worked as a first secretary with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1990 to 1999 and as a counsellor with the same office from 2000 to 2009, according to his Linkedin profile.

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3. Steele Left His Cat With a Neighbor & Went Underground, Fearing ‘Potentially Dangerous Backlash’ From Russia

The Telegraph reports that that Steele went underground prior to his name was released, fearing “potentially dangerous backlash,” from Russia.

He left his cat with a neighbor and said he would be gone “for a few days,” disappearing on Tuesday after realizing his name would be released, according to The Telegraph.

A source told The Telegraph that Steele was “horrified” when he learned his nationality had been published in the CNN report and is “terrified for his and his family’s safety.”

He is married and has children. They were also not at his home Wednesday, according to The Telegraph.

“He asked me to look after his cat as he would be gone for a few days,” his neighbor told The Telegraph. “I’m not sure where he’s gone or how to contact him. I don’t really know much about him except to say hello. We’re all pretty secretive round here to be honest. All I know is he runs some sort of consultancy business.”

After Christopher Steele’s name was published Wednesday by the Wall Street Journal, the British media received a “D-Notice,” from Andrew Vallance, the Air Vice-Marshal of the Defence and Security Media Secretariat, according to The Register.

A “D-Notice,” essentially a gag order, is a “peculiarly British arrangement, a sort of not quite public yet not quite secret arrangement between government and media in order to ensure that journalists do not endanger national security,” according to The Guardian.

The notice relating to Steele says that “in view of media stories alleging that a former SIS officer was the source of the information which allegedly compromises President-Elect Donald Trump, would you and your journalists please seek me for advice before making public that name. Irrespective of whether or not the stories are true, the public disclosure of that name would put the personal security of that individual directly at risk.”

At least one British-based news organization, The Telegraph, appears to have deleted its story on Steele, while another, the Financial Times, does name the former spy in its report.

But the notice was later lifted and British outlets have published Steele’s name.

According to The Mirror, Steele worked with former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was fatally poisoned with polonium-210 in 2006 in London. Litvinenko was a former FSB agent who fled from Russia after criticizing Vladimir Putin.

A source told The Mirror that emergency measures were taken to secure Steele after he was named:

Once his name came out the view was that he could be under threat so steps are being taken to protect him and put him in a more secure environment. The safest place for him is in Britain but it’s highly probable that MI6 will want to distance themselves from this as it was done commercially. He will likely plug into a well-established network of contacts and disappear for a while to a safe place or safe house with friends or contacts. Any protection will almost certainly be a police matter in terms of security but it is possible MI5 may be consulted about whether there is a threat to him here from Russia. Russia does have a history of exporting violence against people who act against its interests as we saw with former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.

According to The Mirror, the “D-notice” asked British newspapers and media outlets not to name Steele until after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, to allow for more time for him to be made safe. Sources told the news site that it is possible he was taken to an emergency safe house, possibly in a different country.

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4. Trump Has Said the Unverified Report Was Funded by His Political Opponents & Is a ‘TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE’

Trump has claimed the document was paid for by his political opponents.

His first reaction to the report came in a tweet on Tuesday, which read “FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!”

He took to Twitter again Wednesday morning to fire back at the report, tweeting , “Russia just said the unverified report paid for by political opponents is “A COMPLETE AND TOTAL FABRICATION, UTTER NONSENSE.” Very unfair!”

He then followed that with a series of tweets in which he asked, “are we living in Nazi Germany?”

CNN has reported that the report paid for first by anti-Trump Republicans during the presidential primary, and then was also funded by Democrats.

The BBC reports a super PAC supporting Jeb Bush’s campaign first commissioned the report from the D.C. firm FusionGPS. Steele continued working for FusionGPS after Trump’s win, and his research was passed on to Democratic Party figures, and eventually the media.

According to the Wall Street Journal, “No presidential campaigns or super PACs reported payments to Orbis in their required Federal Election Commission filings. But several super PACs over the course of the campaign have reported that they paid limited liability companies, whose ultimate owners may be difficult or impossible to discern.”

According to The Telegraph, Orbis was hired by a Washington, D.C. firm, and Steele gave his information to them. He also passed along the information to the FBI, The Telegraph reports.

At the same time, Steele began providing the dossier to several journalists, including David Corn, of Mother Jones. Corn wrote about the report in October 2016, but did not reveal any details of the report, saying it came from an unnamed “former spook.”

The Guardian, which did not name Steele in its story, reports that the former agent grew frustrated at the lack of action taken by the FBI after he gave them the report. The Guardian also reports, however, that the FBI applied for a warrant through the FISA court to monitor members of Trump’s campaign as part of an investigation into the campaign’s alleged ties to Russia, but the application was denied.

According to The Guardian, the report was first paid for by a Republican opponent of Trump, but by the time Steele completed his investigation, the primary was over. A Democratic client of the D.C. firm that contracted Steele to investigate Trump’s Russian ties then paid for further research, according to The Guardian. It is not clear if the person who purchased the report was connected directly to Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

“Opposition research is frequently financed by wealthy individuals who have donated all they can and are looking for other ways to help,” according to The Guardian.

The Guardian reports that Steele collected his information from Russian sources he trusted, including those in Moscow and oligarchs living in the western part of the country.

“He delivered his reports, but the gravity of their contents weighed on him. If the allegations were real, their implications were overwhelming,” The Guardian reports, so he went to the FBI as well. He never heard back from them.

He later met with Senator John McCain after a former senior western diplomat who had seen the documents told the Arizona senator about them, according to The Guardian:

The emissary hastily arranged a transatlantic flight and met the source at the airport as arranged. (The Guardian has agreed not to specify the city or country where the meeting took place.) The meeting had a certain cold war tradecraft to it, as he was told to look for a man with a copy of the Financial Times. Having found each other, the retired counter-intelligence officer drove the emissary to his house, where they discussed the documents and their background.

The emissary flew back within 24 hours and showed McCain the documents, saying it was hard to impossible to verify them without a proper investigation. McCain said he was reluctant to get involved, lest it be perceived as payback for insulting remarks Trump had made about him during his rambunctious campaign.

McCain later gave the documents to the FBI, despite hesitation about getting involved because he had been targeted by Trump in the past.

“Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgment about their accuracy, I delivered the information to the Director of the FBI. That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this issue,” the senator said in a statement to The Guardian.

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5. The Lurid Details of Alleged Sexual Activities Involving Trump & Prostitutes at a Moscow Hotel Blew Up on Social Media

The detail getting the most attention in the report is a detailed description of alleged sexual activities involving Donald Trump and Russian prostitutes at a Moscow hotel.

The report says that while Trump as visiting Moscow in 2013, he stayed in the Ritz Carlton’s Presidential Suite, where President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had previously stayed. The report alleges that Trump wanted to defile the bed out of hatred for the Obamas, and employed “a number of prostitutes to perform a ‘golden showers’ (urination) show in front of him.”

The report claims the hotel was under surveillance by the FSB, the Russian intelligence service, with microphones and concealed cameras. The allegation is that Russia could use that video as kompromat, or compromising information, to blackmail Trump.

That detail claimed the most attention on social media, with “golden showers” and “GoldenShowerGate” trending on Twitter.

Trump addressed “Golden Shower Gate” during his press conference Wednesday. He said when he went to Moscow, on a trip for the Miss Universe contest, he knew cameras would be watching him, and he said he tells people all the time to be careful of that.

“I told many people, be careful, because you don’t want to see yourself on television. Cameras all over the place,” Trump said. “Does anyone really believe that story? I’m also very much of a germaphobe, by the way. Believe me.”

The document also contains allegations that Trump campaign staffers had close ties to Russia officials and were coordinating with them during the election.

Russia has been accused of hacking emails of Democratic officials in an effort to interfere with the election. The report claims Trump had been cultivated for years by Russia.

At least one Trump staffer named in the report, his attorney, Michael Cohen, has denied the allegations and has said he has proof information in the report was not true.

The report claimed Cohen had met with Russian officials in Prague, but Cohen said he has never been to Prague, and was on a trip with his son at the time the report says he was in the Czech Republic, visiting the University of Southern California. Reports have confirmed Cohen was at USC with his son at the time.

On Wednesday morning, CNN reported that it was actually a different Michael Cohen who went to Prague in 2016.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in a statement Wednesday night that he does not believe the document was leaked by a member of the U.S. intelligence community, and said he spoke to Trump about the issue.

“We also discussed the private security company document, which was widely circulated in recent months among the media, members of Congress and Congressional staff even before the IC became aware of it. I emphasized that this document is not a U.S. Intelligence Community product and that I do not believe the leaks came from within the IC,” Clapper said. “The IC has not made any judgment that the information in this document is reliable, and we did not rely upon it in any way for our conclusions. However, part of our obligation is to ensure that policymakers are provided with the fullest possible picture of any matters that might affect national security.”

Clapper said he told Trump, “I expressed my profound dismay at the leaks that have been appearing in the press, and we both agreed that they are extremely corrosive and damaging to our national security.”

Trump, who earlier criticized the intelligence community, “again affirmed his appreciation for all the men and women serving in the intelligence community,” Clapper said.

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73 comments

  1. This is exactly the kind of thing we’re looking for…to substantiate. It would get him impeached. It would be Watergate all over again. He would never be able to continue a Presidency if it were found to be true and/or he could face Federal charges. I know it’s a long shot (who knows) but, fingers crossed.

    • You are so sad and pathetic….cry cry cry and hope some made up stories are “true” You liberals are the stupidest bunch of morons I have ever seen. Keep your fingers crossed, you can uncross them in 8 years when Trump leaves office and America is once again a dominant super power. Until then go color, put a safety pin on your sweater, hold hug rallies and continue to be the most hateful and racist group that has ever existed…LIBERALS

      • #goldenshowergate suck it up buttercup whether or not its true, its done its purpose. we are in post truth now thanks to your pepe the frog memes and fake news you loser, this is the battle you wanted, but it seems like YOU need the safe space now. Clown

      • You seriously think that Trump never employed hookers? You seriously think Trump loves America more than he loves money?

      • Hey Trump#1, you and your ilk believed that Ted Cruz’s Dad killed Kennedy, and that Hillary Clinton ran a human trafficking ring in a Washington DC pizza parlor . . . and you have the balls to criticize this report’s veracity? Why do you think the Russians wanted ole Donnie Boy to win . . . they OWN him!!!!

    • Please do the world a favor that your mother did not. Drink a gallon of bleach now instead so no more incesant whining will come from you over the next 8 years of a Trump Presidency.

      • That’s rich–a Trumpanzee calling out non-Trump worshippers for whining . . . just this week, Kellyanne Conway stated it’s not “fair” to judge Don-the-Con by what he says, and that this report is not fair . . . ahh, poor little Donnie and his Trumtards . . of course, 8 years of Donnie Boy’s “birtherism” was the personifiction of propriety and decency.

    • Very soon,the Muslim King Obama will be out !

      Goodbye !

      Soon all of his hatred towards this country will be undone !

      I can only watch about one minute of his speech because ,it sickened me so !

      The lies spewing from his mouth, I thought he was Satan. But !

      He’s nothing more than a black devil and he only got that half-White !

      Goodbye to your hatred !
      Goodbye to your trickery !
      Goodbye to your lies and deceit !

      And most of all goodbye to you !

      • A sex scandal? Oh, my God! I’m sure Hillary knows nothing of sex scandals or emails and transmissions going array! What of Bill Clinton meeting with the FBI the night before Hillary was exonerated? Meaningless news, covered up. We are, deep down, animals and sex, food and sleep are our natural tendencies, not fake news, fake clothes, fake music or fake families. Let’s give Trump a chance, and perhaps concentrate on all the real news that Obama is creating by pushing as many bills through before he gives up his presidency. The same goes for Trudeau, before he screws us like his dad did, years ago. Our country is divided into miles, our biggest trading partner, by far, only uses the English system. Speaking of English, get rid of the French, the French signs and the French “on hold” telephone crap that we are forced to listen to. Imagine all the time and money we have wasted with the French and the Metric system combined. Many large and very successful companies still do not use the metric system. Approximately 70% of the world speaks English. Learning French is a waste of time. The French people, for the most part, are rude and condescending of anyone who dares not to know French. Think of all the wasted time converting Metric to English, learning a language that in most provinces, only 2% claim to have a background in. Let’s let our young learn to be doctor’s instead of nurses, engineers, instead of electricians, etc. Just an example of us wasting our young people’s time in school! Get rid of Metric, French, and most of all, get rid of Trudeau, before he “selfies” us out of the fight to get our economy back on track!

        • Eight years of Bullshit Birtherism, and you want the rest of us to give Trump a chance?? Karma’s a bitch, ain’t it???

          BTW, don’t know what your French tirade is all about, but the metric system, save the Britain Commonwealth and the U.S. is measurement systemused throughout the world.

    • Anonymous typical liberal grow up snowflake take your socialist marxist rear to a socialist country , I am sure they will welcome you with open arms and loaded guns- he won fly over American has had enough of the liberal crap bringing our great nation to its knees, we will make America Great preferable without the cry babies

      • Gina, I don’t have to take my rear to a socialist marxist country . . . Russia OWNS Trump . . . or should I refer to him by his real name, “Putin’s Puppet.” With Don-the-Conmunist’s electoral college victory, we’re already a totalitarian state. And BTW, when it comes time to take your mortgage interest from your income tax, or your Social Security or Medicare, I’m sure you’ll refuse them all–afterall, their just socialist entitlement programs.

    • This is just a way for you sore losers to try and railroad Trump from doing any good for our country. The real criminals are the democrats, especially Hillary and Bill.

  2. Even if it is true. Bill was using Monica as a humidor in the Oval office. Lied under oath was impeached and nothing happened to him.

    • I don’t care about the sex. I care about the treason. Monica was not an agent of a foreign government that we cannot trust.

      • Yeah, do you think the real reason that Melania isn’t living at the WH is because she can be a better go between the Kremlin and Washington and her Commie buddies ‘cuz she might get caught in the WH being Donnie’s mule to Putin . . .

    • Again, Trumptard–Bill wasn’t running for President. Furthermore, the right wing and party conservatives thought he should be kicked out of office for . . . so, assuming you’re not a hypocrite too, you’ll want Don impeached for this too, right?

  3. If this person says it’s true, it’s true. I can’t say how I know, except to assert I’m not, nor have I ever been a spook, spy or any of that. James Bond I am not. His reputation is considered faultless and I cannot see him sexing-up facts or details to please a client. I would like, however, the identity of the client paying for the report to be aired so we can see who has what axe to grind in this. Personally, as a Brit I find Trump a bit much and feel his lack of political experience will hamper him as much as his corporate contacts will help him, but I hope he does well for the US as A: I’ve always loved the place, despite never visiting (I have family there) and B: If America is weak, Russia and China are strong by default and the balance goes. If he was dopey enough to be filmed in a honey-trap, he’s a blackmail risk and should be impeached. If it turns out to be untrue, he should be cleared and left to govern, end of.

    • How hard was for can to verify at least part of the allegations. How did 17 spy agencies missed that the Trumps lawyer was in USC when he was supposed to be in Prague as reported in the CIA. FBI. NSA endorsed briefing

    • Has any single bit of the dossier been proven to be false? The answer to that question is yes. There was a Michael Cohen in Prague but it wasn’t the Michael Cohen of President-elect Donald Trump’s legal counsel that the dossier reported.

    • You can’t say how you know it is true? Only if this person says it’s true, it’s true. Why would you make that assertion?

  4. This has nothing to do with liberal or conservative. It has to do with an idiot man-child and his attempts to use the presidency
    for more power and money (for himself and his billionaire lackies). Trump won’t last long as president. He will be booted.

  5. This is such a blatant hail mary from the absolutely desperate left and some real pieces of work like McCain. Enemies are everywhere. The big bad machine of Washington does not want an outsider and for sure does not want someone who wants to clean it up. It is crap people on the right and left.

    • Yes, John McCain who spent 7 years in solitary confinement as a POW, being regularly tortured and then permanently disabled as a POW is America’s enemy. You’re the type that would claim a heel spur to make yourself ineligible for the draft, while you judge everyone else’s patriotism. Reminds me of somebody else too!

  6. When the Watergate break-in happened, President Nixon strongly denied any knowledge of it or role in the plot. The “plumbers” who stole documents from Democratic National Committee headquarters were disavowed by the White House. In 1973 Nixon gave a speech in which he reiterated his denial to the American public. In fact, he and his aides hatched a plan to instruct the CIA to impede the FBI’s investigation of the crime. According to History.com, “This was a more serious crime than the break-in: It was an abuse of presidential power and a deliberate obstruction of justice.” It took more than a year before there was enough evidence to convene an investigation by a special prosecutor. It was even longer before Congress finally voted to impeach Nixon for “obstruction of justice, abuse of power, criminal cover-up and several violations of the Constitution.” He resigned a month later. It never would have happened without dogged work by investigative reporters and some publications that were willing to patiently bankroll the effort. That’s what we don’t have now. You go, Tom Cleary, Keep following this story. They will lie without compunction and it will take a long time for the truth to be revealed. But contrary to what the Trumpets will maintain, there IS such a thing as truth.

    • So true. Just put it on Youtube we could all do with a good laugh and lets move on.
      So what have they tried so far. The recount. The electoral collage, The 35 Russia diplomats, Upsetting Israel, now this and most worrying of all sending more troops towards Russia. All of this has happened in the last 100 days.
      Obama is acting like a rat caught in a trap. He is very dangerous there is nothing he wouldn’t do to save his skin

      • gf3 . . . WTF are you talking about . . . for chriss sake, make sense. Your typical Trumptard rabid rant is such a re-run of your fellow Trumptards . . . just a bunch of hateful blowhard comments, and nothing to back them up . . . of course, if Russia didn’t already own Trump, none of this would have happened . . . otherwise, explain Donnie’s reluctance to investigate . . . explain Donnie taking Russia’s side over American officials . . . NEVER, under any American president has any president, Republican or Democrat been so treasonous as Putin’s Boy Donnie . . .

  7. Oh, give me a break. You people are liw enough to try to find any negative issues with Trump.
    But, every bad thing that Obama has said and done that proved true should’ve had him impeached long ago. Yet, you people tried to cover it up, say that Obama was ‘just the best’ and it was all lies.
    But, now, these supposed allegations against Trump warrant impeachment?
    Hypocrites!
    So, it’s guilty until proven innocent, huh?
    Unless, It’s ‘St. Obama’.
    You guys keep trying to smear Trump every chance you get because you are all sore losers that Killary didn’t win.
    Killary is far worse. She should be in prison, not running for office. Obama should have already been in prison for treason.
    But, it’s OK for Obama and Killary?
    You people are screwed up in the head.
    So, using the phrase that you liberals used when Obama got elected and if Killary would’ve won: ‘Get over it’.
    If Killary had won, you would’ve never shut up about it and you would be telling us to just get over it.
    You can dish it but you sure can’t take it.
    Move along.

    • Stacy, everyday on this website, for more than a year, HRC was called a pedophile, murderer, criminal, and your own “Killary,”and yet she has never been convicted of any crime, or even arrested for that matter. Per Trumpanzees, Obama was guilty of EVERYTHING bad or wrong in America! But it’s absolutely fine when Donnie Boy insinuates that Ted Cruz’s Dad killed Kennedy . . . and now Trumptards want to play the “Innocent ’til proven guilty” card? Oh that”s rich! Your righteous indignation is just a wee bit selective, wouldn’t you day? Anyway, we’re just taking a page from the Trumptards’ book. So get used to it, get over it, and stopy being such a whiner

      • Just the emaail server would put a normal person out of office and possibly in jail. How do you jail some one that owns the DOJ

        • Then why aren’t Condaleeza Rice and Colin Powell in jail already–they used private servers as Secretaries of State? Or is this just some more Trumpette selective hypocrisy? BTW, who owns DOJ, and what is your substantiated, non-partisan documentation for such a claim? Oh, you don’t have any–SURPRISE, SURPRISE. People such as yourself are a cancer on America.

        • gf3, you Idiot!! Yeah, Hillary Clinton owns DOJ!!! Do you even have a single scintilla of IQ?? You imply that Hillary OWNS DOJ?? Yeah, that why she was able to stop Comey from re-opening the email issue a week before the election, so she could lose the electoral vote? Jezuus Chriss, were you born stupid, or did a truck full of rocks fall on your head/?

      • There is no denying the Clintons’ association with pedophiles and rapists. Jeffrey Epstein and Anthony Weiner are not fictional characters, the fact Bill Clinton spent so much time rubbing… shoulders… with the former should concern you. The fact it doesn’t speaks volume. For the record, Clarence Thomas was a piece of shit too. But look who his top servant works for now…

        • Jeffrey Epstein is Trump’s buddy too . . . so if the Clintons are hanging out with a rapist, so is Donnie . . . if you’re a female on a college campus, then you could claim you hang out with rapist too, just by virtue of the fact there are male students on campus . . . rapist and pedophiles are everywhere–even so-called “nice people” are rapists and pedophiles . . . they just rely on the victim’s shame, or fear of re-victimzation via the court process . . . or their power and money to extricate themselves from harm . . . why else would Trump publicly acclaim raping women?

  8. Trump looked rattled today. He doesn’t know what he is doing and in 9 days he will be sitting there in the Oval Office knowing only one thing, that he doesn’t have any answers for the vexing problems he will be facing and a bunch of neophytes who don’t even know where the bathrooms are. His only instructions to his staff will be “go make it great, or terrific, or big, or fantastic”

    • Listing an address, because you’re hoping some Trump fanatic will hunt him and his family down, so s/he they can harm them? My, what a humane piece of crap you are.

  9. The nature of espionage always devolves to the balance of probabilities. Christopher Steele is a man of experience and integrity, particularly knowledgeable in the murky world of modern Russia – his knowledge of what went down in FIFA is a case in point.

    All we have from Donald Trump is just his usual threats, side and snide comments and no attempt to explain.

    I think any reasonable man – that man on the Clapham omnibus – can only draw one logical, rational and credible conclusion.

  10. All I hear is hate. I don’t know if you people even hear yourselves. No facts just hate. Left or Right doesn’t matter. You are the one destroying the country.

  11. Since McCain is a Progressive puppet of the Globalist NWO War Mongering Oligarchy, it’s easy to see this as the combined effort between Clinton, McCain & Soro’s. President Trump is an astute businessman who travels frequently & has warned his travel partners to never do or say anything in a foreign hotel room, they wouldn’t want on the front page of the NYT’s.

    This is a repulsive, Fake News Job, that would probably have been successful…. before we were exposed to the lies by Snowden & Assange. Now it’s simply evildoers who need to be prosecuted.

    • You are repulsive to question the patriotism of a 7-year POW . . . and how old are you anyway . . .”Trump is an astute businessman”–my god, he has 6 bankruptcies to his name!!! Then you go on to say: “has warned his travel partners never say anything in a foreign hotel”—I guess you don’t know that “travel partners” is code for prostitutes . . . and because Donnie told you his version, you take it to be gospel–OMG, why the fudge do you think he’s run in the other direction from investigating the Russian leaks . . . you’re not only an ingrate for trashing POW heroes like McCain, but simultaneously make known your room-temperature IQ.

  12. THIS IS AN UNVERIFIED REPORT!!!!!! It seems no one posting here understands what that means. All of these wild, outlandish retard
    remarks and assumptions, are all from people that can’t or didn’t read the article, and are no more important or true, just like the claims
    made in the UNVERIFIED REPORT!
    So, until any part of this can be VERIFIED, it needs to be ignored and tried as fiction!

    • Tony, now you’re upset by an unverified reports … now documented facts matter … where the fuxk were u the last 18 months … boo-hoo, crybaby!

    • Everything that comes out of Trump’s mouth is unverified, but it doesn’t stop you from believing it. Turnabout is fair play, TONY.

  13. Interesting. I thought deviant sexual behavior of Presidents was flushed out with Clinton; the rally cry from the left that was ‘his personal life’ shouldn’t matter. Another double standard.

  14. It couldn’t be Christopher Steele because the golden showers part has Rick Wilson’s son’s “feetprints” all over it. His son, Andrew Wilson, runs or ran a website called pimpfeet dot com, dedicated to Pimping for prostitutes and treating them to golden showers, – writing such fantasy fiction on Reddit as /u/pimpfeet, moderator of /r/pimpfeet … This was uncovered in an article back in January 2016 that attacked Rick Wilson of Buzzfeed:

    rachelvaltrexacote.kinja.com/when-a-gop-pundit-attacked-trolls-responded-what-they-1754204712

    — Also see the hashtag #pisspimp on twitter for more information.

  15. Michael Steele and his security firm’s previous employers include the DNC and Planned Parenthood.
    Why was this not mentioned in this article?

  16. Hilarious! Such absurd allegations are funny as hell! However we have verified reports that not only did Hillary serial rape MANY women, but had children kidnapped and killed to satisfy her fetishes. This is all well known in the intelligence world, and a number of videos of Hillary assaulting women tied in various positions, have been available online for years! Also, Bill Clinton’s rapes and major cocaine deals, and the support of tenticled organizations such as ACORN are COMPLETELY authentic and verified… so, them getting some moron to lie for them, is to be expected. McCain on the other hand was broken in Vietnam and used for information and persuasion of other prisoners, and has been using Republican money to climb the political ladder while receiving cash payments from many nefarious sources. This is also authenticated and verified. Share this to everyone you know!

    • Tom, your authenticated, verified, vetted sources, please. Or is this just another rabid, delusional Trumptard rant? BTW, how many AKs do you own?

  17. The only way to solve this is for CS to make a public appearance to state all that is needed to prove his dossier is fact base. I could care less about DT and his sexual escapades. Such is irrelevant. We need to know of all else that can hurt our country and the American people.