DOJ inspector general’s investigators question author of Steele dossier

Attorneys from the Justice Department Inspector General’s office interviewed former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, author of a controversial dossier on alleged ties between President Trump and Russia, as part of an inquiry into the origins of the FBI’s investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion by Trump associates.

The Steele dossier, which was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, alleged that Russia tried to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, possibly with collusion by Trump associates, and that Moscow had dirt on Trump. Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s office has conducted more than 100 interviews since starting its inquiry in March 2018.

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