Christopher Steele, the former MI6 spy who prepared the explosive Trump report, has been approached about testifying before the US Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation into the new President’s alleged links with Russia, The Independent can reveal.
Mr Steele’s friends say it is currently unlikely he would be willing to travel to the US. But it is understood Democrats – as well as some Republicans – in Congress are prepared to facilitate discreet initial meetings in the UK or on other neutral territory.
John McCain, the former Republican presidential candidate, and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent an intermediary to London in November last year to collect Mr Steele’s dossier, which was subsequently passed personally by the Senator to FBI director James Comey.
You know it is getting harder and harder to dismiss the information contained in that dossier.
Remember this follows on the news that the FBI tried to recruit this Christopher Steele guy themselves a few weeks before the election.
Donald Trump can yell "fake news" until he is even more orange in the
face, but clearly many in Washington are convinced that it is
potentially quite credible.
And the noose gets just a little bit tighter.