Dossier author and former British spy Christopher Steele – who worked for the Clinton campaign and the DNC – has agreed to talk to U.S. investigators about his interactions with the FBI.
Steele has refused to talk to investigators appointed by Attorney General Barr to investigate the origins of the Russia investigation. Apparently, he has changed his mind according to reports.
According to The Daily Caller:
Former British spy Christopher Steele has agreed to meet in London with U.S. officials regarding the dossier, The Times of London is reporting.
A source close to Steele told the newspaper he plans to meet with American authorities within the next several weeks, but only about his interactions with the FBI and only with the approval of the British government.
Steele’s decision is an apparent about-face from his reported refusal to meet with U.S. investigators regarding his infamous report.
Reuters reported in May that Steele was unwilling to meet with a federal prosecutor who Attorney General William Barr tapped to lead an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. And Politico reported on April 17 that Steele was refusing to meet with the Justice Department’s office of the inspector general, which is looking into the FBI’s use of the dossier to obtain surveillance warrants against Carter Page, a Trump campaign adviser.
Many of the allegations in the dossier about Trump colluding with the Russians have proven to be untrue. It appears that investigators want to know how these conclusions were reached, and what the FBI’s relationship with Steele was.
Mueller interviewed Steele two times during the Russia investigation and according to his report did not find evidence to support his claims.