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    Ex-UK Intel Officer Behind Alleged Trump Memo Met FBI on Gov't Permission

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    Christopher Steele, a former UK intelligence officer and the author of the fake memos alleging that Russia has compromising information about US President-elect Donald Trump, had been meeting with the FBI on the government permission, The Telegraph newspaper reported on Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to The Telegraph newspaper, the FBI contacted Steele and asked him if they could discuss his "findings" at a meeting. Steele, in turn, asked a permission to do so in London and received the British government's approval. The newspaper added that the retired officer had to leave his home after his name had been disclosed.

    On Tuesday, CNN and BuzzFeed reported on memos, compiled by an unnamed former intelligence officer from the United Kingdom, which allege that Trump has been groomed and supported by Russian intelligence for at least five years.

    On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported citing people familiar with the matter that Steele, who currently heads the private security and investigations firm Orbis Business Intelligence, prepared the document.


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