New details are emerging about the FBI’s arrangement with former British spy, Christopher Steele, working for Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that was a client of a Hillary Clinton ally.
From The Daily Caller:
According to The New York Times, FBI agents met in early October with the former spy, Christopher Steele, to discuss his future work on the dossier. Steele had started compiling research in June on Trump’s potential ties to Russia. He was working for Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that was a client of an ally of Hillary Clinton’s.
The Times reports that Steele and the FBI settled on a $50,000 payout if the ex-MI6 agent could corroborate information contained in his dossier.
As The Times notes, the payment was never made, perhaps suggesting that Steele was not able to confirm information in his memos.
This is important because this calls into question the FBI’s level of confidence in the dossier that they relied on to procure a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in September.