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Spy Behind ‘Trump Dossier’ Admits to Judge That it is Unverified Intel

The famous ‘dossier’ on Donald Trump that was leaked to reporters and published by BuzzFeed was unverified, “raw intelligence,” according to the former spy responsible for its release.

Now, Christopher Steele is blaming the news outlet for publishing the 35-page report and an alleged hacker for the whole thing, which blew up prior to the inauguration.

The ‘dirty dossier,’ linked to a Democratic opposition research outfit called Fusion GPS, was widely believed to be flawed – especially when Trump’s attorney, one of the targets of the dossier, was alleged to have had a secret meeting with Russians in Prague and was verifiably in the United States at the time.

Washington Times reporter Rowan Scarborough reports that since the former MI6 spymaster is being sued for defamation, court documents show he’s doing a lot of backpedaling:

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.”

The Washington Times reports that Steele blamed BuzzFeed News and the man for whom he alleged hacked the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Aleksej Gubarev. The Daily Mail reports that Gubarev is suing both BuzzFeed and Steele for defamation.

The New York Times reports that the FBI was so alarmed by the supposed connections between Trump and the Russians that agents made a secret deal to pay $50,000 to Steele’s firm to try to verify the stories. The money reportedly was never paid.

The Daily Caller reports that the FBI involvement in the chain of events is key, because it used the tantalizing “not verified” and “raw” dossier to get a FISA warrant to spy on Trump’s campaign adviser:

The report raises questions about the degree of confidence that the FBI had in the dossier. And that level of confidence is important because the FBI reportedly relied on the dossier in a September application for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

As The Guardian reported back in January, even Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was brought in to receive the sordid document.

The Washington times reports that the Democrats have used the dossier to argue for an independent prosecutor to investigate Trump in order to impeach him.