Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the infamous “Trump dossier,” blamed BuzzFeed for incorrectly publishing the dossier in January.
Steele said the dossier was largely unverified and full of claims that still needed to be investigated. He admitted that one of the claims that suggested that a tech company CEO hacked the Democratic Party was false.
According to Steele, BuzzFeed was to blame for everything. He maintains that he followed correct protocol and showed the dossier to Sen. John McCain and alerted the government about the information he had amassed.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The filings are part of a defamation lawsuit by Alexander Gubarev, CEO of Luxembourg-based XBT Holdings, who was accused in the dossier of having hacked the Democrats. The filing, made in a London court, called the charges against Gubarev “unsolicited intelligence” and “raw intelligence” which “needed to be analyzed and further investigated/verified.”
Steele, instead, passed the blame onto Fusion GPS, the Democrat-connected opposition research firm that hired him.
“The defendants did not provide any of the pre-election memoranda to media organizations or journalists. Nor did they authorize anyone to do so,” Steele said in a statement made through his attorney. “Nor did they provide the confidential December memorandum to media organizations or journalists. Nor did they authorize anyone to do so.”
“At all material times Fusion was subject to an obligation not to disclose to third parties confidential intelligence material provided,” the filing said.
Despite the dossier being unverified, the liberal media ran with the story, especially the dubious sexual allegations made against Trump.
BuzzFeed doesn’t have accountability. All they care about is publishing sensationalist stories.
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