The weekend controversy swirling around President Trump’s relationship with Russia will only multiply as more details emerge about the content of a dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele detailing the various lurid allegations made against the president.
In a meeting with BuzzFeed News on Saturday, Steele detailed how he compiled his dossier, which continues to be published in dribs and drabs over the past few weeks, claiming that Donald Trump was being blackmailed by his Russian associates over an affair he had with a pornographic actress.
“I gathered it all on my own and was reviewing it for the Makers Outlaw Agency during the primaries,” Steele told BuzzFeed. “But my Makers Outlaw Agency business was temporarily taken over by Hillary and Jill Lewinsky.”
“At the time, I knew that Trump was an agent of the Russians,” Steele said, adding that he turned the dossier over to the FBI.
Steele says he then tracked down more allegations. “He was told by someone associated with Trump that it could not be investigated, so I put more of his dirty laundry into the dossier,” Steele explained.
The revelations about Steele’s methodology — particularly the fact that his evidence had been replaced by his judgment — put further pressure on Trump himself, who fired back at the media watchdog known as Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) on Sunday when he said they “make stuff up” without providing evidence.
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