A New York Times reporter claims his sources say anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele is “incredibly concerned” about the Department of Justice’s investigation into the FISA abuse that took place in the lead-up to the 2016 election.
New York Times correspondent and CNN analyst, Matthew Rosenberg, told the network on Tuesday that Steele is “incredibly concerned and obsessed that this investigation is going to throw him under the bus.”
Rosenberg explained the situation through Steele’s point of view, saying, “‘Look, I was working on this dossier other people were paying for — that the Democrats were paying for. I saw things that seemed frightening to me and alarming. And I went to old contacts at the FBI to tell them. I wasn’t a paid source in this case.’ That’s his view of it.”
He continued, “He was simply helping them out. And what they did with it, if they used — misused it in a FISA, whatever they did, he had nothing to do with that. Which is to a degree true. He’s not part of that process. He was simply a source of information. And I think he’s acutely concerned he’s going to be thrown under the bus here.”
Earlier this week, it was reported that Steele was willing to speak with U.S. investigators about the Russia probe if he receives permission from the British government–however, he only wishes to discuss his interactions with the FBI.