Skip to comments.British spy behind Trump dossier ordered to give deposition in Buzzfeed suit
Posted on 08/25/2017 6:07:02 AM PDT by McGruff
The former British spy who put together an unverified dossier of explosive allegations about President Trump during last years campaign has been ordered to give a deposition in a multi-million-dollar libel case brought against a media outlet that published the document.
Former MI-6 British Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele is fighting the decision by U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro, of the Southern District of Florida that he must answer questions in the suit against Buzzfeed. A lawyer directly involved in the case said the issue will likely be argued before the British courts where a similar libel case is being heard.
Steele's London-based company, Orbis Business Intelligence, authored the 35-page dossier while working for American-based Fusion GPS and its founder Glenn Simpson. The document, which was crafted as opposition research for unknown political rivals of Trump, contained salacious charges involving Trump and Russian prostitutes, but none of the claims have been corroborated and most media outlets steered clear of the dossier.
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Yes, let’s get the dirt out on the table.
Make the rats own this one.
Maybe Jeb can step up to the microphone and provide color commentary on this topic. /sarc
Maybe it would be quicker if Trump filed a slander suit?
Republican campaign people think someone besides R commissioned the opposition research on Trump that turned into the dossier. We have always been directed to Jeb. It made sense, but maybe an intentional re-direction?
I don’t care which branch of the UNIPARTY, what foreign entity or what private individual was behind it. I just want it brought to light and let the chips fall where they may.
This should be cleared up within 10 years. Another $hit $how to hide from the masses. Charge this person criminally and get on with it.
How come Glenn Simpson is sitting a jail cell until he squeals?
Drain The Swamp. NOW!
Studiously missing from this report
Who are the plaintiffs in this libel suit?
Report says not Trump directly - but then
Who is claiming damages?
Last year Melania Trump successfully won libel suit vs 2 media sources
Gubarev vs. Buzzfeed.
Not just the ‘Rats. I want to know if any EU government had a hand in this.
He’ll refuse to answer.
In January, Buzzfeed set off an international firestorm when it chose to publish the entire dossier, which also included seamy allegations involving Russian technology guru Aleksej Gubarev and his companies, XBT Holdings and Webzilla.
I have heard that is the guy who is suing, Gubarev. This Fox report did leave that out of this report.
It would be supreme justice if a Russian wins this lawsuit
Trump now thinks that Comey told him about the dossier as a THREAT, not a warning.
Has Jeb or any of the other shrubs made a plainly worded statement denying their association with the dossier?
If no, the shrub clan is still on the list.
Well, nothing from the dossier came out until long after the R primary was over. In fact, none of the information was released until after the election was over. So if it was Republican “political rivals” of Trump, I would look at the Senate, after all, the farthest back we can trace the dossier is to John McCain so far.
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