1Christopher Steele: ex-MI6 officer named as author of Trump dossier
Director of London-based Orbis Business Intelligence said to be behind
document that describes allegedly compromising material held by Russia
Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer, has been
identified in reports as the author of a dossier that claims Russia collated
a file of compromising information on Donald Trump.
Steele, 52, who runs London-based Orbis Business Intelligence, was widely
named as having compiled the dossier, which contains unverified allegations
that Russian security officials have material on Trump including lurid sex
videos that could be used to blackmail him.
Steele, a former MI6 officer, is one of two directors of Orbis, according to
UK company records, along with Christopher Burrows, 58.
The Telegraph said Steele left his home on Wednesday morning as it became
clear his name would become public and that he feared a backlash from Moscow.