FOX NEWS: Christopher Steele Suddenly Bails On ‘Long-Requested Deposition’ Amid FISA Memo Firestorm
Former British intelligence agent and author of the Fusion GPS dossier, Christopher Steele, was a no sh0w at a London court Monday amid fallout stemming from the FISA abuse memo released last Friday.
Fox News reports:
On both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, former British MI-6 Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele is going to extremes to avoiding answering questions from the United States Congress, while at the same time avoiding being videotaped and deposed in a multi-million dollar libel case brought against Buzzfeed.
The media outlet published the unverified Trump dossier just over a year ago, setting off an international firestorm.
Steele was a no-show Monday for a long-requested deposition in London, Fox News has learned. The news comes as Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have announced a criminal referral on Steele.
When Fox News reached out for comment, Steele associate Chris Burrows, replied “I regret that for a number of reasons, Chris Steele is not available to speak on or off the record about this subject.”
In a letter released Monday, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC ) accused Steele of penning a separate memo about then-candidate Donald Trump, based on information given to him by both a Hillary Clinton contact and unnamed Obama State Department official.
Steele, who was tasked with compiling the ‘Trump dossier’ for opposition research firm Fusion GPS, has admitted in court that the discredited document contains “limited intelligence.”
Steele also admitted part of “his final December memo,” was unvetted.
“Such intelligence was not actively sought; it was merely received,” Steele added.
According to a recent WSJ report, the Obama Justice Department relied on information obtained by Steele, to spy on Trump campaign aide, Carter Page, during the final days of the 2016 presidential election.
Steele infamously compiled the discredited dossier detailing alleged sex acts performed by then-businessman Donald Trump inside a swanky Moscow hotel suite in 2013.