Steele. Christopher Steele
It's not to get away from the media. It's to get away from the Kremlin.
Former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, described as a real-life James Bond by a former colleague to NBC News, is at the center of a tornado surrounding a 35-page dossier about Donald Trump and the Russians.
Steele, 52, allegedly created the unsubstantiated memo on the President-elect, the Washington Post reported.
It now turns out that the phony allegations against me were put together by my political opponents and a failed spy afraid of being sued....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2017
Trump weighed in on the investigation, tweeting about the "failed spy."
Totally made up facts by sleazebag political operatives, both Democrats and Republicans - FAKE NEWS! Russia says nothing exists. Probably...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2017
"Totally made up facts by sleazebag political operatives, both Democrats and Republicans."
released by "Intelligence" even knowing there is no proof, and never will be. My people will have a full report on hacking within 90 days!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2017
Trump tweeted that he expects to have a full report on the dossier in 90 days.
He's in hiding to avoid attention, neighbors say
Reports say Steele left his home earlier this week to avoid possible retribution by the Krelim.
According to a NY Times report, Steele is in hiding "to avoid attention or possible retribution for the memos."
Steele was a MI6 case officer for former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who was fatally poisoned with radiation in 2006 after seeking asylum in the United Kingdom.