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17th March 2019NEWS
Trump Dossier Author Admits Source Was Fake News Stories Found Online By Jay Greenberg

Trump Dossier Author Admits Source Was Fake News Stories Found Online

Former British spy Christopher Steele has admitted that he used fake news stories he found online as sources for the now-infamous Trump-Russia dossier he authored. In his stunning confession, Steele admits that a key source was a CNN website called "CNN iReport" that allowed users to upload unverified and unedited stories. The site allowed anyone to publish articles, fabricated or not, without needing approval and without being fact-checked. To put it into perspective, it works in the same way as any public forum, so using it as a source would equate to using a work of fiction that has been posted anonymously to a site such as Reddit or 4Chan. In other words, any person could write anything – true, fiction or fantasy, and it could have been used as the material for the anti-Trump dossier. This Trump dossier was then used as the pretense for FBI spying on Trump Team individuals and obtaining FISA warrants. Steele made the shameful confession during a deposition last year in a case involving Russian tech entrepreneur Aleksej Gubarev. Gubarev claims his companies Webzilla and XBT Holdings were defamed by Steele after the dossier was published by BuzzFeed. Steele was asked during the deposition how he verified allegations about Gubarev's companies and whether he found “anything of relevance concerning Webzilla,” according to the newly released transcripts of the deposition. “We did. It was an article I have got here which was posted on July 28, 2009, on something called CNN iReport,” Steele said.

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