by Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, as punishment for suspected cyber attacks in the 2016 election.
Steele’s company, Orbis Business Intelligence, was paid £125,000 to outline Russian financial and personal links to Trump’s election campaign.
The dossier stressed the allegations in it were “unverified”.
According to court papers Steele filed in the US, the dossier was handed over “on a confidential basis in hard copy form” to British intelligence services because it “had implications for the national security of the US and the UK”.
Last week Steele broke his silence with a swipe at Trump. He told Vanity Fair magazine: “In these strange times, it is hard to speak unpalatable truths to power but we all have a duty to do so.”
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