The sheer amount of questions surrounding the impetus of the RussiaGate investigation are staggering.
Many of us, during the 2016 presidential election, were alarmed and perplexed by Hillary Clinton’s insistence on bringing up Russia during her debates with eventual President Donald Trump. These references seemed out of place, to say the least, and planted – if we’re being honest.
Then, as Trump rose to power, the answer became clear: There was a prevailing argument among the democrats that Trump was somehow assisted by Russia in winning the White House. For the next two years, America herself would be held hostage over the theory; a reality that we’re still attempting to escape today.
But why did this become the democratic battle cry? Where was the stimulus that provided these heavy and dark accusations? Many believe that the answers lie within the pages of the Steele Dossier: A salacious document that purportedly details Donald Trump’s salacious and unsanitary sexual conquest of Russian prostitutes, and Vladimir Putin’s willingness to use his evidence of such as a blackmail tool.
Yes, this is as farfetched as it sounds. Luckily, we may be on the precipice of some answers in the case of the infamous Steele Dossier.
Former British spy Christopher Steele, the author of the anti-Trump dossier of salacious and unverified claims about the president’s ties to Russia, has agreed to be questioned by investigators from the United States, according to a report in Britain.
The Times (UK) cited sources close to Steele on Tuesday in reporting that the 54-year-old is set to be interviewed in London within weeks. The development comes as attention has returned to the dossier authored by Steele — especially since its more sensational claims were not substantiated by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, whose report found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.
There has yet to be an indication of exactly who Steele will be speaking with.
The tabloid-esque rumors contained within the dirty dossier have been tied to decades-old Wall Street Journal articles, lending Americans a massive air of doubt regarding their veracity.