Ex-spy admits anti-Trump dossier unverified, blames Buzzfeed for publishing
Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the infamous anti-Donald Trump dossier, acknowledges that a sensational charge his sources made about a tech company CEO and Democratic Party hacking is unverified.
In a court filing, Mr. Steele also says his accusations against the president and his aides about a supposed Russian hacking conspiracy were never supposed to be made public, much less posted in full on a website for the world to see on Jan. 10.
He defends himself by saying he was betrayed by his client and that he followed proper internal channels by giving the dossier to Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, to alert the U.S. government.
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WNU Editor: The key part of this post ....
.... Mr. Steele acknowledges that the part of the 35-page dossier that identified Mr. Gubarev as a rogue hacker came from “unsolicited intelligence” and “raw intelligence” that “needed to be analyzed and further investigated/verified.”
For the past few months I have lost count on the number of media reports, Trump critics, former intelligence officials, etc. who have used this report to justify their belief that there was collusion between the Trump team and Russia. And now .... the author of the report itself is admitting for the first time in court that a major part of it was never verified (i.e. not proven). In short .... it was all hearsay and rumor. The media's response to this admission that a major part of the report should be considered as discredited .... with the exception of the Washington Times and a few websites .... silence.