Amount paid to author of ‘Trump dossier’ document revealed

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After Reuters reported that the amount paid to the firm of ex-British spy Christopher Steele for producing the infamous Trump dossier was yet undisclosed, the company released a statement on Wednesday, stating exactly what it was paid.

The following report does NOT include details on amount of money paid to Fusion GPS, but only what Fusion paid to Steele’s company.

Fusion GPS, the Washington opposition research firm, paid former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele’s company, Orbis Business Intelligence, $168,000 for work on the so-called “Trump dossier” that contained scandalous material tying President Trump to Russia, the group said in a statement.

Trump had previously hinted it cost as much as $12 million.

“Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as I have concerning the lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake Dossier (now $12,000,000?),….” Trump tweeted on Sunday.

Fusion GPS, a Washington opposition research firm, was hired by lawyer Mark Elias, who represented the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to oversee the research, The Washington Post first reported. Fusion GPS then hired former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who authored the dossier.

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