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April 18, 2019

Super-Spy Christopher Steele Refuses to Cooperate With Inspector General

Nothing to hide.

Even Politico notes the irony of a guy who used to pass documents to the DOJ every few weeks now claiming that Sacred Honor forbids him from cooperating with the DOJ.

Steele declined the inspector generalís request on the grounds that it would be improper for him to take part "in an internal Justice Department investigation as a foreign national and former British intelligence agent," Politico reported Wednesday.

The explanation is somewhat ironic given that Steele, a former MI6 officer, provided his anti-Trump research to the FBI as well as to Bruce Ohr, a Justice Department official.

Meanwhile, word is that IG Horowitz is in fact investigating Steele -- and whether he really was a Super-Spy, after all.

As you read this, bear in mind that the FIFA investigation is the only thing cited to establish what a world-beater of an intelligence operator this guy is.

In 2010, Steele delivered information to the bureau's Eurasian Organized Crime squad about corruption within the international soccer league FIFA, with links to Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, that led to the ouster of longtime FIFA president Sepp Blatter and the indictment of several FIFA officials.

The inspector general's office has concluded that Steele inflated his worth to the bureau in that case, and did little more than introduce agents to a journalist who had obtained hacked documents, according to two people who were interviewed and briefed on the matter. For the FBI to have formalized its relationship with Steele -- paying him an undisclosed amount beginning in 2013 -- as a result of his FIFA role may therefore have been bad judgment, the inspector genera'ís team has intimated. Horowitz's probe also appears set to cast doubt on the veracity of the information Steele provided about Page that the FBI included in its application for a FISA warrant.


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