The author of the Steele Dossier, former MI6 officer Christopher Steele, has become somewhat of a legend. While allies of President Trump write the dossier off as a “debunked, unproven” report, others view it as an important piece of evidence in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference and potential collusion with the Trump campaign.
Christopher Steele was recently named to VanityFair’s 100 most influential people in the media, politics, entertainment and finance, coming in ranked at #38 on the list. After discovering that he was included on this list, Steele wrote an email to the editors, which appears to indirectly attack President Trump.
“In these strange and troubling times, it is hard to speak unpalatable truths to power, but I believe we all still have a duty to do so.
“I salute those on your list, and otherwise, who have had the courage to speak out over the last year, often at great personal cost.
“At a time when governance is so distorted and one-sided, as I believe it currently is in the United States, the media has a key role to play in holding it accountable.”
In the end, the truth of the dossier will most likely be revealed to the American people and the world through a report that will be issued by Robert Mueller to Congress.
Fact is, the dossier has not been debunked like Trump’s allies want the public to believe. In fact, a U.S. judge threw out a defamation case that three Russian oligarchs brought against Steele for his accusations against them in the dossier.
Could Steele’s publicly released letter be the start of something new for Steele. Could he finally be ready to talk to the American people?