In early August, the FBI released documents that provide new details on how former British spy Christopher Steele cooperated as a Confidential Human Source (CHS) with the agency. In particular, the 71-page heavily-redacted document is made up mostly of payment requests and receipts to and from Steele, but also shows how the relationship with the FBI collapsed.
“Ohr told the FBI it (the Fake Dossier) wasn’t true, it was a lie and the FBI was determined to use it anyway to damage Trump and to perpetrate a fraud on the court to spy on the Trump campaign. This is a fraud on the court. The Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court is in……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 30 августа 2018 г.
…charge of the FISA court. He should direct the Presiding Judge, Rosemary Collier, to hold a hearing, haul all of these people from the DOJ & FBI in there, & if she finds there were crimes committed, and there were, there should be a criminal referral by her….” @GreggJarrett— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 30 августа 2018 г.
Republicans on the House intelligence committee have accused the FBI of illegally spying on the Trump campaign based on unsubstantiated information from Steele. The FBI’s handling of the dossier has taken on added importance in recent days amid claims by Trump that the agency placed spies in his campaign for political reasons.
Since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, the US authorities have been investigating on various levels the allegations about his campaign team's possible collusion with Russia, and have claimed that Moscow allegedly meddled in the election process to help Trump win against then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is currently leading a probe into Russia's purported meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Russian officials have repeatedly stressed that Moscow has never tampered with US election and stressed that no accusations against Russia have been substantiated.