Trump says FBI made PAYMENTS to Christopher Steele…

This morning Trump accused the FBI of making payments to Christopher Steele, presumably for the discredited dossier.

Here’s the tweet:



I’m admittedly a little confused by this.

Steele worked for the FBI in 2016, so of course he would have been paid by the FBI for whatever spy work he was doing.

But it sounds like Trump is implying that the FBI paid for the dossier with these 11 payments?

The only information I can find about these 11 payments is from Judicial Watch’s reporting last August:

The documents show that Steele was cut off as a “Confidential Human Source” (CHS) after he disclosed his relationship with the FBI to a third party. The documents show at least 11 FBI payments to Steele in 2016 and document that he was admonished for unknown reasons in February 2016.

I’m not sure why Trump is tweeting about this now, but perhaps there’s more to this story we are yet to learn.

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