More on the “Golden Showers” dossier prepared by former MI6 agent Christopher Steele: Sources

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Luke Harding and Nick Hopkins, “Former MI6 agent behind Trump dossier returns to work: Christopher Steele speaks publicly for first time since the file was revealed and thanks supporters for ‘kind messages’,” The Guardian, March 7, 2017 (17.17 GMT Last modified on Tuesday 7 March 2017 18.50 GMT).

David Millward “(US Correspondent), FBI ‘reached agreement’ to pay Christopher Steele, the former MI6 officer who produced the Donald Trump Russian dossier,” The Telegraph, February 28, 2017 (10:59pm).

Mikey Smith, “FBI ‘planned to put British spy behind Donald Trump Watersportsgate dossier on the payroll’; Ex-MI6 man Christopher Steele would have been paid to continue his work by the FBI, investigating Trump’s links to Russia,” The Mirror, February 28, 2017 (updated 21:54).

Tom Hamburger and Rosalind S. Helderman. “FBI once planned to pay former British spy who authored controversial Trump dossier,” Washington Post, February 28, 2017.

Robert Mendick (Chief Reporter) and Robert Verkaik, “Mystery death of ex-KGB chief linked to MI6 spy’s dossier on Donald Trump,” The Telegraph, January 27, 2017 (9:30pm).

Laura Hughes,”Former British ambassador to Russia warned US of Donald Trump ‘dirty dossier’,” The Telegraph, January 13, 2017 (11:00 a.m.).

David Williams, “Credibility of Donald Trump ‘dirty dossier’ is undermined by basic errors and spelling mistakes, claims former British spy,” The Daily Mail, January 13, 2017 (15:42 EST, updated 20:32 EST).

Ken Bensinger, Miriam Elder (BuzzFeed News World Editor), and Mark Schoofs, “These Reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia; A dossier, compiled by a person who has claimed to be a former British intelligence official, alleges Russia has compromising information on Trump. The allegations are unverified, and the report contains errors,” BuzzFeed, January 10, 2017 (3:20 p.m.; updated at 6:09 p.m.).

The purported text of Christopher Steele’s dossier on Trump and Russia, is also found here.

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