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President Trump suing Christopher Steele over discredited opposition research dossier

Former President Donald Trump reportedly plans to sue Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer, over the infamous opposition research document on Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign. The document, commonly known as the "Steele dossier," has been discredited and found to contain false, misleading, and inaccurate information.

According to Orbis Business Intelligence attorney Tim Lowles, Trump's claim seeks remedies that include the erasure or rectification of the inaccurate data in the Steele dossier and payment of damages. A two-day hearing on the matter is set to occur on October 16, but Trump is not expected to attend.

The dossier was published by BuzzFeed News shortly before Trump assumed office in 2017. However, it was publicly disavowed by the FBI in November 2022. Despite this, Steele, who subcontracted some of the research, still defends the dossier, stating that it was a series of single-source intelligence reports providing a Russian perspective on the election campaign.

In March 2022, Steele explained that the sources of the dossier were Russian and that they were reporting on how Russia viewed the election campaign. He emphasized that the Russian perspective might differ from the American viewpoint at the opposite end of the telescope.

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