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FBI Analyst Explains Why the Agency Offered Christopher Steele $1 Million

Posted on AllSides October 12th, 2022
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Defense and Security, FBI, Steele Dossier

The FBI offered to pay ex-British spy Christopher Steele “up to $1 million” to prove allegations in his dossier about former President Trump, a senior FBI analyst testified Tuesday.

The cash offer came shortly before the 2016 presidential election during an overseas meeting between Steele and FBI agents, FBI supervisory analyst Brian Auten said during questioning by Special Counsel John Durham, noting that the money never came because the allegations could not be proven.

Still, the allegations were included in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to surveil Carter Page,...

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