DOJ watchdogs interview 'dossier' author Christopher Steele: report

Lawyers with the Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General who are looking into the origins of an FBI investigation that was taken over by former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE reportedly interviewed the author of a dossier that alleged impropriety between President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE's campaign and Russia. 

Three attorneys with the inspector general's office met with Christopher Steele in June during Trump's state visit to the United Kingdom, two unidentified sources told Reuters


One source told the news service that the investigation has apparently been extended on the basis of Steele's information.  

The Hill has reached out to the Justice Department for comment.

Steele, a former British spy, alleged potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and that Moscow was trying to interfere with U.S. elections. 

Steele compiled the dossier for Fusion GPS, a Washington political research firm hired by Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDNC warns campaigns about cybersecurity after attempted scam Biden looks to shore up lead in S.C. Stone judge under pressure over calls for new trial MORE’s presidential campaign. He later shared the information he discovered with the British government.

He has emerged as a top GOP target, with congressional Republicans and Trump repeatedly slamming him for starting an investigation they believe was improper.