Former British spy Christopher Steele, the author of the anti-Trump dossier of salacious and unverified claims about the president’s ties to Russia, has agreed to be questioned by investigators from the United States, according to a report in Britain.
The Times (UK) cited sources close to Steele on Tuesday in reporting that the 54-year-old is set to be interviewed in London within weeks. The development comes as attention has returned to the dossier authored by Steele — especially since its more sensational claims were not substantiated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose report found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.
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The paper did not specifically say who Steele would be interviewed by.
But there are several ongoing investigations in the U.S. related to the origins of the Russia probe, and federal investigators are probing how the Democrat-funded anti-Trump dossier written by Steele was used to secure surveillance warrants for a former Trump campaign adviser in 2016.
Congressional committees have unsuccessfully sought testimony from Steele.
Attorney General Bill Barr recently announced that he appointed John Durham, the U.S. Attorney in Connecticut, to review the FBI’s probe.
And the Justice Department’s inspector general, as Fox News has reported, has focused on how the dossier was used by the FBI as part of a long-running internal review of alleged surveillance abuses during the 2016 campaign.
BARR HAS NOT RECEIVED ‘SATISFACTORY’ ANSWERS FROM INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY IN RUSSIA PROBE ORIGINS REVIEW
Last week, Barr said he has not received answers from the intelligence community that are “at all satisfactory” in the early stages of his review into the origins of the Russia investigation.
“Like many other people who are familiar with intelligence activities, I had a lot of questions about what was going on,” Barr told CBS News. “And I assumed I’d get answers when I went in, and I have not gotten answers that are at all satisfactory.”
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.