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 MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE reportedly interviewed the author of a dossier that alleged impropriety between President TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller 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 ClintonGeorge Takei: US has hit a new low under Trump Democrats slam Puerto Rico governor over 'shameful' comments, back protesters Matt Gaetz ahead of Mueller hearing: 'We are going to reelect the president' 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.