Former British intelligence officer and author of the famously-debunked Steele Dossier documenting the Trump campaign’s discredited ties to the Russia government told a British court last month that documents and information from meetings with his primary source for the junk report have disappeared.
In a court transcript obtained by the Daily Caller, Steele said in a legal deposition that his notes with sources related to the dossier, including with DNC-affiliated Fusion GPS were “wiped” in December of 2016 and January 2017.
Just five months ago, after the release of an earth-shattering inspector general’s report, Steele said he had evidence that would offer clearer insight into the evidence he had from his primary source for the dossier. The IG report exposed glaring omissions in FBI spy warrants further nullifying the Steele Dossier already known to be faulty intelligence. According to the Daily Caller, Steele’s lawyers disputed findings in the inspector general’s report and claimed the primary dossier source’s meetings “were meticulously documented and recorded.”
The Daily Caller reports that whether the records were written or electronic was unclear, and that it remains an open question whether Steele disposed of the notes himself.
The Caller exclusive comes after the Justice Department’s inspector general released a damming report documenting 17 glaring omissions in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications further undercutting the Steele Dossier as fake intelligence used to conduct deep-state spying on political opponents from government bureaucrats. Inspector General Michael Horowitz told lawmakers on Capitol Hill that his findings revealed the warrant applications used to conduct surveillance on U.S. citizens working for the Trump campaign relied entirely on Steele’s sources, notes from which have now apparently gone missing.