On Friday, the FBI released 70 pages of HEAVILY REDACTED documents on dossier author Christopher Steele thanks to a FOIA lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch.
Former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele
Every payment to Steele is entirely redacted (screenshot below)
Nearly every single page was completely redacted.
The documents do, however, show the FBI paid dossier author Christopher Steele as a ‘Confidential Human Source’ (CHS) for an unknown amount of time.
The FBI docs also show Steele was “admonished” (a briefing on rules of being an informant) by the FBI for unknown reasons in February of 2016 and ‘terminated’ November 1st of 2016.
President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton had this to say about the Steele docs:
Via Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch announced today the FBI turned over 70 pages of heavily redacted records about Christopher Steele, the former British spy, hired with Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee funds, who authored the infamous Dossier targeting President Trump during last year’s presidential campaign. The documents show that Steele was cut off as a “Confidential Human Source” (CHS) after he disclosed his relationship with the FBI to a third party. The documents show at least 11 FBI payments to Steele in 2016 and document that he was admonished for unknown reasons in February, 2016. The documents were turned over in response to Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for records of communications and payments between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and his private firm, Orbis Business Intelligence (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice(No. 1:17-cv-00916)).
The documents include a “source closing communication” that states that Steele (referred to as “CHS” or Confidential Human Source) “is being closed” because:
CHS confirmed to an outside third party that CHS has a confidential relationship with the FBI. CHS was used as a source for an online article. In the article, CHS revealed CHS’ relationship with the FBI as well as information that CHS obtained and provided to FBI. On November 1, 2016, CHS confirmed all of this to the handling agent. At that time, handling agent advised CHS that the nature of the relationship between the FBI and CHS would change completely and that it was unlikely that the FBI would continue a relationship with the CHS. Additionally, handling agent advised that CHS was not to operate to obtain any intelligence whatsoever on behalf of the FBI.
The documents also show that Steele was paid repeatedly by the FBI and was “admonished” for some unknown misconduct in February, 2016. The documents include:
“These new docs show that the shady, cash-based relationship the Obama FBI had with Clinton operative Christopher Steele. The anti-Trump Russia ‘investigation’ had Christopher Steele at its center and his misconduct was no impediment to using information from his Russia intelligence collaborators to spy on the Trump team. The corruption and abuse is astonishing.”
Oppo research firm Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele to compile the 35-page Russia dossier, which of course was ultimately paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC.
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Steele’s phony dossier was then used by Obama’s corrupt FBI and DOJ to obtain a FISA warrant and three subsequent renewals on Trump advisor Carter Page.
Christopher Steele is referenced as “Source 1” many times throughout the Carter Page FISA docs which were recently released thanks to Judicial Watch.