Edition: Global  
One News Page
“Probably the fastest-access news portal in the world”
> >

Identity Of "Former Intelligence Officer" Who Prepared The Trump Dossier, Has Been Revealed

Zero Hedge Wednesday, 11 January 2017
Identity Of Former Intelligence Officer Who Prepared The Trump Dossier, Has Been RevealedWhile we learned earlier that John McCain was responsible for handing over the 35-page "dossier" of compromising, if arguably fake, revelations about Trump's connections to Russia over to the FBI, the identity of the actual creator, who was said to be an ex-British intelligence service, remained a mystery.

No longer.

Courtesy of the WSJ, we now know his name: the former British intelligence officer now working for a private security-and-investigations firm "who produced the dossier of unverified allegations about President-elect Donald Trump’s activities and connections in Russia" is Christopher Steele, a director of London-based Orbis Business Intelligence.... and before readers google him, beware, there is a male gay porn star with the same name, who may or may not be into "golden showers."

The real Chris Steele is profiled below, courtesy of LinkedIn. 

Steele, 52 years old, is one of two directors of Orbis, along with Christopher Burrows, 58.

Burrows, reached at his home outside London on Wednesday, said he wouldn’t “confirm or deny” that Orbis had produced the report. A neighbor of Mr. Steele’s said Mr. Steele said he would be away for a few days. In previous weeks Mr. Steele has declined repeated requests for interviews through an intermediary, who said the subject was “too hot.”

According to Steele's LinkedIn profile, at least before he scrubbed it, *he was a counselor in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with foreign postings in Brussels and New Delhi in the 2000s. *The Foreign Office declined to comment to the WSJ. Furthermore, the LinkedIn profile for Mr. Steele doesn’t give specifics about his career, however notes that intelligence officers often use diplomatic postings as cover for their espionage activities. That, or they are dumb enough to actually reveal where they are stationed.

Some more details courtesy of the WSJ:



Orbis Business Intelligence was formed in 2009 by former British intelligence professionals, it says on its website. U.K. corporate records say Orbis is owned by another company that in turn is jointly owned by Messrs. Steele and Burrows. It occupies offices in an ornate building overlooking Grosvenor Gardens in London’s high-end Belgravia neighborhood.


The firm relies on a “global network” of experts and business leaders, provides clients with strategic advice, mounts “intelligence-gathering operations” and conducts “complex, often cross-border investigations,” its website says.


The dossier consists of a series of unsigned memos that appear to have been written between June and December 2016. Beyond creating the document, Mr. Steele also came up with a plan to get the information to law-enforcement officials in the U.S. and Europe, including the F.B.I., according to a person familiar with the matter.



The WSJ adds that "the author of the report had a good reputation in the intelligence world and was stationed in Russia for years, said John Sipher, who retired in 2014 after 28 years in the CIA’s clandestine service, where he specialized in Russia and counterintelligence."

Private-intelligence firms like Orbis have a growing presence. Major corporations use them to conduct due diligence on potential business partners in risky areas, but quality control can be loose when it comes to high-level political intrigue, according to executives of private intelligence companies. It appears they are also used to create smear campaigns (for lots of money one assumes) targeting potential presidential candidates, not to mention president-elects.
0
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 
Source: WFMZ Allentown, PA - < > Embed

News video: VIDEO:Former intelligence officer weighs in on Trump, Russia

VIDEO:Former intelligence officer weighs in on Trump, Russia

A former CIA officer tells 69 News he read the reports in question and said the information on Trump is flimsy at best

Recent related news

Judge Napolitano's Source: I Didn't Say Obama Behind Trump Surveillance

Former intelligence officer Larry Johnson, claiming Sunday to be one of Judge Andrew Napolitano's sources in a controversial report that former President Barack...
Newsmax - US

[UPDATE]: FBI Director Comey Unleashes Two Bombshell Revelations During Testimony

[UPDATE]: FBI Director Comey Unleashes Two Bombshell Revelations During Testimony
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee heard jolting testimony Monday as FBI Directory James Comey testified there was no evidence to back up President Donald...
WorldNews - Front Page

House Intelligence Committee Members: No Evidence To Support Wiretap Claim

House Intelligence Committee Members: No Evidence To Support Wiretap Claim
Leaders of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday they have seen no evidence to support US President Donald Trump’s claim he was wiretapped by former...
WorldNews - Front PageAlso reported by •Raw Story

Senate Confirms Trump Intelligence Nominee, Security Adviser

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to confirm former Republican senator Dan Coats to be President Donald Trump's director of national intelligence...
VOA News - US


You Might Like


Other recent news in Markets

Shooting Outside UK PARLIAMENT After Vehicle "Mows Down" Several On Westminster Bridge; Assailant ShotBanks, Bonds, & Bullion Bid As Healthcare Hope Trumps TERROR Attack Turmoil
LONDON Terrorism Suspect Named As Hate Preacher Abu IzzadeenTrump "Lowers Expectations" Ahead Of Critical HEALTHCARE VOTE
How Solid are CANADA’s Big Banks?Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the Attack in London, UNITED KINGDOM
STARBUCKS To Hire More Vets, Confirms Expansion PlansWhy FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS, Nike, and Sirius XM Slumped Today
GOOGLE Maps Will Let You Share LocationGOLDMAN SACHS: OPEC’s Influence On Oil Prices Is Dwindling

Twitter

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2017 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+