The former British spy who compiled the unverified dossier on Donald Trump got so concerned by what he was learning about the President-elect that he worked without pay for months, according to a report.
Christopher Steele, a respected ex-MI6 agent, rocked the geopolitical landscape when a 35-page document he’d written on Trump’s alleged ties to the Kremlin was published in full earlier this week.
The document, which cannot be corroborated by the Daily News, contains salacious claims that Russian operatives collected damaging and sexually explicit information on Trump in order to blackmail him into obedience.
Initially, Steele was working on behalf of Trump’s Republican opponents and later for Democrats, but after Election Day, those employers were no longer interested. Instead, Steele began disseminating his findings to both British and American intelligence officials pro bono, as he reasoned that this matter was of national security concern for both parties, security sources told The Independent on Saturday.
Steele grew frustrated over the U.S. intelligence community’s apparent lack of action, and suspected that there was somebody on the inside blocking a thorough inquiry into Trump’s record, instead focusing on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, sources said.
Glenn Simpson, a former investigative reporter with the Wall Street Journal, reportedly felt the same way about Steele’s findings and joined him in his unprofitable crusade, according to people familiar with the matter.
Simpson — who runs the Washington, D.C.-based Fusion GPS — was contracted by some of Trump’s Republican opponents in September 2015 and sources said he and Steele began working together last July.
SOURCE: CHRIS SOMMERFELDT
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS