Former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele provided a second “ file ” of information on Donald Trump to the government, according to a new report, even after the publication of his infamous dossier memos and after Trump took office.
He continued to produce some the Daily telegram referring to a ‘second file’, which contained ‘information on alleged sexual exploitation’.
The memos that formed Steele’s original file included allegations of Trump’s ties to Russia, as well as unverified information about his alleged behavior in a Moscow hotel room during the Miss Universe pageant in 2013.
Former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele will arrive at the Supreme Court in London on July 24, 2020. Steele continued to provide information to the government after his infamous file leaked in January 2017, according to a report
Trump has repeatedly protested the file, as well as the Russian probe of former special counsel Robert Mueller, which he calls a “ hoax. ”
Steele compiled the 35-page file between June and December 2016. Buzzfeed published it in January 2017, before Trump took office, and former FBI director James Comey informed Trump of his existence at Trump Tower during the transition.
Steele filed “a series” of intelligence reports with the FBI during Trump’s presidency, according to the Telegraph – after the explosive disclosure of the existence of his initial reports.
He provided the “raw information” to the US federal authorities through his company, Orbis Business Intelligence.
The unverified raw information includes additional claims of Russian electoral interference and allegedly refers to claims about sex tapes, and is based on “separate sources.”
According to declassified information released in September 2020 by former Attorney General Bill Barr and US Attorney John Durham, Steele’s primary sub-source for the file was “ the subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011 detailing his / her documented contacts with suspected Russian intelligence officers. ‘
According to his own memo on the incident, Comey told Trump of the file’s “ unverified allegation that the Russians had compromising ties to the president’s behavior when he was a private individual while on a trip to Moscow in 2013 for the Miss Universe. election’.
Comey wrote that Trump said he was considering having the FBI investigate Steele’s allegations to prove them false.
Steele’s original file has been the subject of multiple investigations
The original file memos referred to Trump’s alleged behavior during the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013
The incident featured in the Mueller report, as well as Trump’s initial impeachment and explosive congressional hearings, as Comey says Trump asked him for “ loyalty. ”
Last August, the Senate Intelligence Committee produced the final part of its own multi-year investigation into Russia’s ‘active measures’ campaign and Russia’s own investigation.
The Senate report refers to the Steele file, citing “ the 17 reports that make up the publicly available 35-page Steele file ” in a section on former Trump adviser Cart Page. The passage leaves open the possibility of additional reports that are not publicly available.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has tracked down information on witnesses who said businessman David Geovanis ‘claimed he had information about Trump’s relationships with women in Moscow’
The report includes footage of a cocktail party for Trump during one of his Russia trips
Investigators spoke to several men who were in contact with Geovanis about the events in question
The report refers to a cocktail party for Trump during his trip to Moscow in 1996
The Senate investigators found that the FBI “believed Steele’s allegations to be unjustified, based on an incomplete understanding of Steele’s previous reporting.” It gives the FBI an error for using the file in a FISA application – referring to surveillance on page.
It also said the FBI “ had not effectively changed its approach to Steele’s reporting after one of Steele’s sub-sources provided information that raised serious concerns ” about the information on the file.
Even as he punished Steele for his reporting methods, the bipartisan committee dropped its own Russia clues about Trump’s personal conduct and revealed explosive allegations that again raised the possibility of Trump ties.
The report ran through streams of information about David Geovanis, who, according to witnesses to the panel, “claimed he had information about Trump’s relationships with women in Moscow.”
Geonvanis is a Russian-American businessman who, according to the committee, has links with oligarchs linked to the Kremlin.
The report details a 1996 cocktail party that Geovanis helped organize with Trump at the Baltschug Kempinski Hotel in Moscow, where “ Trump may have started a brief relationship with a Russian woman named [redacted]. ‘
A 1998 “ historical report ” quoted by the committee has Trump treating the unidentified Russian woman in a speech. Donald Trump gave a warm welcome to the guests, including the charming one [redacted] , “Miss Moscow [redacted]. Trump recalled that two years ago, during his stay in Moscow, [redacted] was for him the most beautiful hostess in the capital, whose charms were not overshadowed even by Claudia Schiffer and Tina Turner, who lived in the same hotel. He fondly remembered the excellent company with which he was in Moscow. ‘
The report states that a “ former director of Marriott International, of which Ritz Carlton is a part, said that shortly after the 2013 Miss Universe contest, he overheard two other Marriott executives at a small business meeting discussing a recording of one of the elevator surveillance cameras. at the Ritz Carlton Moscow. ‘
One of the Marriot executives involved in the conversation – previously a manager of the Ritz Carlton Moscow – had clearly seen the video, which allegedly showed Trump in an elevator involved with several women who, according to the discussant, were “ hostesses ” ‘goods.’ ‘ It goes on.
The director who saw the video had asked the other senior manager what to do with the recording. The former director said the two discussants then left to continue the conversation in a more private location, and heard nothing further, “the report said.
However, neither the supervisor who allegedly conducted the interview remembered, nor did they remember seeing the recording. The committee has not been able to resolve these discrepancies, ”the committee’s report said.
The panel tried to omit the information because of Russia’s long-standing practice of obtaining ‘kompromat’ about prominent people.
The committee has made limited efforts to gain insight into the alleged collection of such information by the Russian government, not only because of the threat of a possible foreign influence operation, but also to investigate the possibility of a misinformation operation targeting the integrity of The United States. political process, ”the report said.