By Townhall. Christopher Steele, a former spy from Britain and the author of the Trump-Russia dossier, admitted in court that Democratic law firm Perkins Coie hired him in preparation for Donald Trump winning the presidency in 2016. His goal was to help Hillary Clinton challenge the results of the presidential election.
According to The Washington Times, three Russian bankers – Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven and German Khan – in London filed a defamation lawsuit agains Fusion GPS which handled Steele.
“Fusion’s immediate client was law firm Perkins Coie. It engaged Fusion to obtain information necessary for Perkins Coie LLP to provide legal advice on the potential impact of Russian involvement on the legal validity of the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election,” Steele said in a sealed Aug. 2 declaration.“Based on that advice, parties such as the Democratic National Committee and HFACC Inc. (also known as ‘Hillary for America’) could consider steps they would be legally entitled to take to challenge the validity of the outcome of that election.”
The three men filed the lawsuit because Steele claimed their bank, Alfa Bank in Moscow, paid cash bribes to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Those claims were made in his 17-page dossier. . .
Steele faces another libel lawsuit in London, filed by Russian entrepreneur Aleksej Gubarev, owner of XBT Holdings. He provides computer services to thousands of clients. In the dossier, Steele claimed Gubarev hacked the Democrats’ computers under orders from the Russian intelligence community. Gubarev said the claims are false. He’s also suing BuzzFeed, who posted the dossier in its entirety last year. (Read more from “Mission Accomplished: Christopher Steele Admits He Was Hired to Cast Doubt on the 2016 Election Results” HERE)
Christopher Steele: I Was Hired to Help Hillary Clinton Challenge the 2016 Election Results
By Breitbart. Christopher Steele, the former British spy who prepared the Russia “dossier” that has led to more than two years of investigations into President Donald Trump’s campaign, has told a London court that he was hired to provide a basis to challenge the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election in the event that Trump won.
The Washington Times reported Monday (original links):
He said the law firm Perkins Coie wanted to be in a position to contest the results based on evidence he unearthed on the Trump campaign conspiring with Moscow on election interference.
His scenario is contained in a sealed Aug. 2 declaration in a defamation law suit brought by three Russian bankers in London. The trio’s American attorneys filed his answers Tuesday in a libel lawsuit in Washington against the investigative firm Fusion GPS, which handled the former British intelligence officer.
(Read more from “Christopher Steele: I Was Hired to Help Hillary Clinton Challenge the 2016 Election Results” HERE)