Spy who compiled Trump dossier says contents needed verification
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The ex-British spy who compiled the controversial opposition dossier on President Trump says in a court filing that some of the information he passed to government officials needed to be verified.

According to a court filing acquired by CNN, former MI6 agent Christopher Steele said some of the information within the dossier, which he provided to both the United States and his own government, "needed to be analyzed and further investigated/verified.” 

The dossier, assembled by Steele before the November presidential election, claims Russia has compromising material on Trump.

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In the court document filed in London, Steele’s attorneys argue that his work was pertinent to national security. Steele reportedly compiled one final memo following the election, which he passed on to his government and to U.S. officials.

"The Defendants were under a duty to pass the information in the December memorandum to the senior UK government national security official and Sen. [John] McCain so that it was known to the United Kingdom and United States governments at a high level by persons with responsibility for national security," the court filing reportedly said.

"These recipients had a corresponding duty or interest to receive it in their capacities as senior representatives of those governments with such responsibilities."

Aleksej Gubarev, a Russian technology CEO whom Steele accused of working for Russian intelligence, is currently suing Steele for defamation in a London court.

Gubarev is also suing BuzzFeed News, which published Steele’s opposition memo in its entirety, in the United States.