Former British spy Christopher Steele gave the FBI a copy of a second dossier on Donald Trump, this one put together by a Democratic political operative who has been referred to as a “hatchet man” for the Clinton family.
The Guardian reports that Steele passed the so-called “Shearer memo” — compiled by Cody Shearer — to the FBI in October 2016. Steele, an ex-MI6 officer, had been given the document by an American contact who is unnamed in The Guardian report.
According to the newspaper, Steele told the FBI that he could not verify the information in the memo, but he said that he gave the bureau a copy because some of the information in it matched up with what he had reported in his own dossier.
Steele first met with the FBI in July 2016, shortly after being hired by Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that had been hired by the Clinton campaign and DNC to investigate Trump. The ex-spy met with FBI agents a couple of months later and struck an informal agreement to continue providing information about Trump’s activities in Russia.
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