Infamous anti-Trump dossier author, Christopher Steele, reportedly will not cooperate with the U.S. attorney investigating the origins of the Trump-Russia probe.
Reuters reports that a source close to Steele claims he will not answer questions from prosecutor John Durham, who was named by Attorney General William Barr to investigate the Russia probe and its origination.
The source close to Steele’s company said Steele would not cooperate with Durham’s probe but might cooperate with a parallel inquiry by the Justice Department’s Inspector General into how U.S. law enforcement agencies handled pre-election investigations into both Trump and Clinton.
Steele also cooperated with Mueller’s investigative team, voluntarily submitting to two interviews in September 2017. He also gave written testimony to the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee in August 2018, the source said.
Earlier this month, Barr appointed Durham to “ensure that intelligence collection activities by the U.S. Government related to the Trump 2016 Presidential Campaign were lawful and appropriate.”
Durham will reportedly investigate the Russia probe in the lead up to the 2016 election–including the use of FBI informants. He will also look into the use of FISA warrants to spy on Trump campaign members.