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 MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' MORE reportedly interviewed the author of a dossier that alleged impropriety between President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes 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 Clinton2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes The Memo: Democrats confront prospect of long primary Manafort sought to hurt Clinton 2016 campaign efforts in key states: NYT 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.