UPDATED 1:32 PM PT — Thursday, September 19, 2019
Watchdog group Judicial Watch recently released evidence allegedly showing ties between the author of the Trump dossier and top Obama officials. The group released 146 pages of State Department documents Thursday, detailing the relations between Obama-era officials and former British spy Christopher Steele. The communications date back to May of 2014.
Documents show Steele was in touch with assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Special Coordinator for Libya Jonathan Winer. The Obama State Department was also reportedly feeding classified information to anti-Trump lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
.@TomFitton: “These new docs show that Clinton spy Christopher Steele had an outsized influence at the Obama State Dept that proved useful when the Clinton campaign needed help smearing @realDonaldTrump in 2016 and beyond,” (3/3).https://t.co/gEa0c9vfjA
— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) September 19, 2019
“But they wanted to make President Trump’s life miserable, as I said, a criminal seditious conspiracy, so they were sending this information out with the hopes, it’s clear, that their friendly partisans on the hill would use it against him,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Judicial Watch also found Steele’s work was reportedly distributed to State Department officials working on the Russia and Ukraine policy.