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Trump Dossier Author Steele Visited State Dept in Oct '16

Trump Dossier Author Steele Visited State Dept in Oct '16
Trump dossier author Christopher Steele (Victoria Jones/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 20 June 2018 04:49 PM

Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the infamous Trump dossier, visited the State Department weeks before the 2016 presidential election to discuss his findings about then-candidate Donald Trump.

"Based upon our review of the visitor logs at the State Department, Mr. Steele visited the State Department, briefing officials on the dossier in October 2016," Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., said, The Daily Caller reported.

The dossier was compiled over several months and made allegations Trump had ties to the Russian government. Some of the claims in the document were scandalous.and most unverified.

The dossier was leaked to the media and published by BuzzFeed News a short time before Trump was sworn in as president in January 2017.

Steele's visit to the State Department had not been made public until Wednesday.

Burr cited an exchange he had with former State Department official Victoria Nuland — who worked for the department during the Obama administration — in revealing Steele's trip to Washington, D.C. Nuland said she saw portions of the dossier in July 2016.

Former FBI Director James Comey briefed President Donald Trump on the dossier after he won the election but before he took office. It has also been reported former Secretary of State John Kerry and others might have seen the document before its publication.

The Steele dossier was one of the sources FBI officials used to obtain multiple FISA warrants to spy on certain members of the Trump campaign in 2016.

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Author of the infamous dossier on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, Christopher Steele, visited the State Department weeks before the 2016 presidential election to discuss his findings, according to The Daily Caller.
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