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    May: UK Intel Officer Behind Trump 'Dossier' Has Not Worked for Gov't for Years

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    It is clear that a former MI6 officer allegedly behind the compromising dossier on US President-elect Donald Trump has not been working for the UK government for a long time, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Tuesday, CNN and BuzzFeed reported on memos, compiled by a former intelligence officer from the United Kingdom, which allege that Trump has been groomed and supported by Russian intelligence for at least five years, among other claims.

    It is "clear" that Christopher Steele 'hasn't worked for the UK Government for years," May told a press conference as quoted by the LBC radio station.

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    The documents, which BuzzFeed admitted were unsupported and which the CNN did not fully disclose due to lack of independent corroboration, also alleged that Russian intelligence had compromising material on Trump related to his "unorthodox behavior" during a visit to Russia.

    The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that Christopher Steele, a former intelligence officer from the United Kingdom, has been identified as the author of the alleged Russian dossier on Trump. Steele currently heads the private security and investigations firm Orbis Business Intelligence.

    Earlier on Friday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the documents a forgery.

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