Christopher Steele Breaks Silence on the Disproven Steele Dossier
Christopher Steele is back. The British spy is trying to defend his dossier by appearing on an interview with ABC news. Steele’s dossier contains multiple reports that allege that former President Trump colluded with Russia to win the presidency in 2016. The top prosecutors in the U.S. have proven his dossier to be wrong. But that wasn’t enough. He was upset the FBI didn’t take his “findings” seriously, so he went to the press instead. Why is he getting another chance to spread false information to the American people? Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team of legal experts and seasoned prosecutors investigated this and found nothing. ACLJ Senior Counsel and former prosecutor Andy Ekonomou gave his take on the investigation: You had 18 prosecutors on a team assembled with Mueller at their head, and then you’ve got 40 million dollars that are spent, and really this dossier is discredited because they won’t accept it. And they won’t believe it to be anything that Steele claims that it is. Point of fact is, it is a document that is salacious, lugubrious, that is false, and mistaken in all of its aspects and all of its ways. And now he is trying to resurrect his credibility and probably resurrect his business a little bit. When asked during the ABC interview, if it does in fact hurt his credibility when he won’t accept the results of the FBI investigation, Steele responded : I am prepared to accept that not everything in the dossier is 100% accurate. I have yet to be convinced that that is one of them. ACLJ Senior Advisor for National Security Ric Grenell called out Christopher Steele’s actions: Look, the only thing I want to hear from Christopher Steele is an apology. Because the fact is that he knew, he absolutely knew, that the information he was presenting was baloney. And he knows that to be true and yet his excuse is that in the intelligence field, we are never sure. But this is all about politics, a presidential race. He could have stopped it. He could’ve come clean early to say hey, I was wrong, my sources were wrong. And he didn’t. He allowed this whole abuse to happen. And I blame him. I blame him and his recklessness. So, the reemergence of him is really to try to rehabilitate him like the Washington types constantly do. He was useful for them, so now they are trying to rehabilitate him. But he should be run out of office, run out of town, and apologize for putting one over on so many people for so long. As a former Acting Director of National Intelligence, Ric explained how intelligence actually works: Let me just state this, I believe that we should always in the intelligence community remind policy makers that intelligence is an estimate. Sometimes it is right, sometimes it’s wrong. But if you present your raw material as fact and you don’t share those individuals who are saying that this information isn’t correct, so that you give the full estimate to policy makers, then you are at fault. What we saw with Christopher Steele and all of these other individuals is they presented their information as fact even though they knew that others were saying it wasn’t fact. There was information that directly contradicted what they were presenting. And they didn’t come clean and present this as an estimate or as one idea. They presented this as absolute fact and that is where they manipulated intelligence. Even with all of the criticism Steele received, he stands by spreading false stories: I stand by the work we did, the sources that we had, and the professionalism which we applied to it. This report is just a distraction from the failures of the Biden Administration. The media is trying to resurrect the Russia collusion story to keep going after the former President. We need to stay focused on finding out the truth and focusing on the issues at hand. We will monitor this situation and provide you with updates to come. Today’s full Sekulow broadcast is complete with even more analysis of Christopher Steele’s interview. Watch the full broadcast below. Support the work of the ACLJ , as we continue to bring you expert analysis on the issues that matter most.