British spy Christopher Steele is refusing to cooperate with US Attorney John Durham, who is investigating the origins of the Trump investigation. That makes sense. He has already been caught in lies and he could get caught in more. That doesn’t mean he is in the clear.
We have an extradition treaty with Great Britain and Steele could very well face charges for attempting to influence an American election. AG Bill Barr personally selected Durham for this investigation for his hard hitting but fair investigating.
The Deepm State is worried, because without Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein running the show, all their crimes will come to light.
The FBI relied heavily on Steele’s dossier to obtain surveillance warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Barr has said that he is concerned about the FBI’s use of Steele’s document, which had several of its core allegations debunked by the special counsel’s report.
Steele alleged in his dossier that the Trump campaign took part in a “well orchestrated conspiracy” with Kremlin operatives to influence the 2016 election. But special counsel Robert Mueller was unable to establish such a conspiracy, he said in a report last month.
Mueller also debunked Steele’s claim that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen visited Prague in August 2016 to meet with Russian government officials. The report said that Cohen did not visit Prague. He also denied the claim in testimony before the House Intelligence Committee in February.
A source close to Steele told Reuters that the former MI6 officer is open to cooperating with a different investigation headed by the Justice Department inspector general into the FBI’s surveillance of the Trump campaign.