Identity Of "Former Intelligence Officer" Who Prepared The Trump Dossier, Has Been Revealed

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While we learned earlier that John McCain was responsible for handing over the 35-page "dossier" of compromising, if arguably fake, revelations about Trump's connections to Russia over to the FBI, the identity of the actual creator, who was said to be an ex-British intelligence service, remained a mystery.

No longer.

Courtesy of the WSJ, we now know his name: the former MI-6 officer, now working for a private security-and-investigations firm "who produced the dossier of unverified allegations about President-elect Donald Trump’s activities and connections in Russia" is Christopher Steele, a director of London-based Orbis Business Intelligence.... and before readers google him, beware, there is a male gay porn star with the same name, who may or may not be into "golden showers."

The real Chris Steele is profiled below, courtesy of LinkedIn

Steele, 52 years old, is one of two directors of Orbis, along with Christopher Burrows, 58.

Burrows, reached at his home outside London on Wednesday, said he wouldn’t “confirm or deny” that Orbis had produced the report. A neighbor of Mr. Steele’s said Mr. Steele said he would be away for a few days. In previous weeks Mr. Steele has declined repeated requests for interviews through an intermediary, who said the subject was “too hot.”

According to Steele's LinkedIn profile, at least before he scrubbed it, he was a counselor in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with foreign postings in Brussels and New Delhi in the 2000s. The Foreign Office declined to comment to the WSJ. Furthermore, the LinkedIn profile for Mr. Steele doesn’t give specifics about his career, however notes that intelligence officers often use diplomatic postings as cover for their espionage activities. That, or they are dumb enough to actually reveal where they are stationed.

Some more details courtesy of the WSJ:

Orbis Business Intelligence was formed in 2009 by former British intelligence professionals, it says on its website. U.K. corporate records say Orbis is owned by another company that in turn is jointly owned by Messrs. Steele and Burrows. It occupies offices in an ornate building overlooking Grosvenor Gardens in London’s high-end Belgravia neighborhood.


The firm relies on a “global network” of experts and business leaders, provides clients with strategic advice, mounts “intelligence-gathering operations” and conducts “complex, often cross-border investigations,” its website says.


The dossier consists of a series of unsigned memos that appear to have been written between June and December 2016. Beyond creating the document, Mr. Steele also came up with a plan to get the information to law-enforcement officials in the U.S. and Europe, including the F.B.I., according to a person familiar with the matter.

The WSJ adds that "the author of the report had a good reputation in the intelligence world and was stationed in Russia for years, said John Sipher, who retired in 2014 after 28 years in the CIA’s clandestine service, where he specialized in Russia and counterintelligence."

Private-intelligence firms like Orbis have a growing presence. Major corporations use them to conduct due diligence on potential business partners in risky areas, but quality control can be loose when it comes to high-level political intrigue, according to executives of private intelligence companies. It appears they are also used to create smear campaigns (for lots of money one assumes) targeting potential presidential candidates, not to mention president-elects.

As for the fundamental question, are the memos in the Trump dossier real, here is the answer:

Andrew Wordsworth, co-founder of London-based investigations firm Raedas, who often works on Russian issues, said the memos in the Trump dossier were “not convincing at all.”“It’s just way too good,” he said. “If the head of the CIA were to declare he got information of this quality, you wouldn’t believe it.”Mr. Wordsworth said it wouldn’t make sense for Russian intelligence officials to expose state secrets to an ex- former MI-6 officer. “Russians believe once you are an agent, you’re an agent forever,” he said.

Yes, a rational person wouldn't believe it, but BuzzFeed and other fake news outlets certainly would.

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syzygysus's picture

Just google Chris Steele Golden Shower.  Trust me.

OfAllElaboratePlans's picture
OfAllElaboratePlans (not verified) WordSmith2013 Jan 11, 2017 2:49 PM

Chris Steele: secret code name: Benny Hill

The Saint's picture

I think Mr. Steele is about to have a dramatic turn in his career for the worse.


NoDebt's picture

Anybody heard from MDB lately?  No, you have not.  That's because he's actually Chris Steele.  Accredited sources told me so.

Also, Tyler Durden is actually Vince McMahon.

I'm still just NoDebt.  I think.  It's very confusing.


The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) NoDebt Jan 11, 2017 3:08 PM

You mean Million Dollar ButtKiss?

I think he got blown out of the water with our Bitcoin promoter Drabin.


Offthebeach's picture

What, all of a sudden you don't like snails!

GGuy's picture

I will always be Hugh Jorgen

beemasters's picture

The CIA should have engaged that guy at 221B Baker Street instead.

OfAllElaboratePlans's picture
OfAllElaboratePlans (not verified) bamawatson Jan 11, 2017 4:21 PM

I used to be ER 9000 ~ HAL 9000 was my brother.

NvrGivUp's picture

To contact Christopher Steele, a director of London-based....,


Whoa Dammit's picture

Is Christopher Steele a real person, or is he faked to stop the embarassment of being punked by 4 chan?  The photo of "him" looks suspiciously like a recycled photo of Gregory Peck.

blueberry100's picture

Gregory Peck. He's one of those Holliwood spies... Deepndercover.  I don't trust him.

BaBaBouy's picture

UK PRESS is all over this breaking story !!!!!!!!!!!

@ SHIT Hitting Fan ...

"" Mr Steele, 52, runs private security and investigations firm in London
He was previously posted to Britain's Moscow embassy in 1990
Reports say he has now fled his Surrey home and is 'terrified for his life' ""

Son of Loki's picture
  • Reports say he has now fled his Surrey home and is 'terrified for his life'   

Chrissy boy better run. If I see him at Walmart I'll scratch his eyes out!

janus's picture

so, johnny-boy, a Coors distributorship wasn't enough for ya.  First you sell-out to the red chinese, then you by graft submit yourself to Aramco's fealty.  Where is your honor, sailor?

you haven't any.

janus is going to personally destroy you.

you are a vile human being.

you have no power over me.

let me for you quote Christ Jesus:

"what profit it a man to gain the world and lose his soul?"

for you, johnny-boy, the scales are tippin to nothing.

and as with the Greeks, when it comes to nothin, i'll say nothin at all:

Fate is a funny thing, johnny-boy.  you can calculate and configure all you want; but you're bout to taste your just desserts. 

you are a spineless sack of swine-filth.  you are a traitor who's made deals.  no one left to hold up the other end of your arrangements, johnny-boy.

i'm commin for you; and i'm gonna eat you alive. 

you have no honor.  you have no valor.  you have nothing but a bunch of arab goat herders at yer back.

see if the north Vietnamese will come save ya, coors boy.



king leon's picture

This is Steele's big break, it's a big step up from Cheaters.

The Management's picture

Golden brown texture like sun
Lays me down with my might she runs
Throughout the night
No need to fight
Never a frown with golden brown

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

Gold Brown - geat tune by Tight Fit.  It was on the first cassette tape I ever bought as a kid - '1982 With A Bullet'. 

Let's hope Mr.Steele and Mr.Burrows will soon be 'with a bullet'... the arseholes. 

OverTheHedge's picture

Great tune by Tight Fit? That's ironic, I hope....


Dizzy Malscience's picture

Was he a close friend with Jimmy Savile?

JulianAD's picture

Loved '1981 Over The Top'. Remember the ads on TV for '1982 with a bullet'. Looked just recently you can still buy them as vinyl.

wolfessannie's picture

He was posted to the Moscow embassy in 1990 -- that's impressive for a 25-year-old ... he must be really good! :-)

The Gun Is Good's picture

Burrows = 40% Gregory Peck and 60% Father Ted Crilly. (Feck!)

Actually, Father Ted was originally a Channel 4 sitcom. Weird!

Pinch's picture

It's obvious this is not fake news. Rumors about Tramp and perversions have been around for 2 decades, and soon more skeletons will begin emerging from his closet.

lie_to_me's picture

President-elect Trump doesn't look like the type to be aroused by "special showers."

Now I can see "pervs" McCain and Graham enjoying those and even uping the ante...maybe golden-doodle golden showers?

These bastards need to have their necks stretched for them after they're tried for treason.

John_Coltrane's picture

Rumors around ZH is that your moniker Pinch originates from your habit of "pinching off a loaf" and then eating it. (I may have started this rumor but it certainly makes sense based upon your comments.)

The only question is: why aren't you dead yet?

Let me simply suggest once again.

Eat shit and die loser! And take Cankles with you.

beemasters's picture

Elementary, my dear Bamawatson.

two hoots's picture

Something has gone terribly wrong when the CIA becomes laughing stock.

RiverRoad's picture

Finally.  At long last.

heuvosYbacon's picture

Maybe not. An alternate theory is that there comes a time in every mans' life whereupon he comes to understand a profound truth.

That truth is simply that there are no smart people in government. There are adept liars, folks who cruise the public trough of revenues like sharks, and then there are the complete simpletons who just want a fair shot at getting some good govenrment money for themselves, on account of their daddies birthright as a liar.

But lookit, none of them are smart. Greedy and bold, yes. For sure. But not smart. None of them have any kind of compelling narrative, beyond screaming "Look over there! And alien is stealing a gay womans' baby!". Then, when you turn your head to look, they steal your stuff. But there never was an alien. They just make shit up. they always have. When you are very young, you believe some of it. And they grabbed your stuff.

Imagine you are a huge fat man with no legs and no hands, and you can't get out of bed because you are so heavy and slow.

Now imagine a bunch of hungry, retarded children with blunt knives, wandering around your bedroom. 

This is you today, and those children are government. They are going to come for ya, but it isn't going to be smart, exactly.

Four chan's picture

what did the clinton foundation know about this?

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

~" A neighbor of Mr. Steele’s said Mr. Steele said he would be away for a few days."~

So what we have here is a spooked spook who's flown the coop?

Creative_Destruct's picture

And when the spooked spook returns with his tail between his legs he should be "Gawkered" by Trump along with BuzzFeed.

Kayman's picture

Wherever dirt exists, Clinton fingerprints exist.  Golden Showers?  I can see McStain and/Or HilLiary under some old whore pissing on them- fits right in with their character(s).

Son of Loki's picture

My guess is he fled to Thailand or Burma to hide out. if I get to those places this year I'll ask around.

Ghost who Walks's picture

I will keep a watch for Christopher and let you know if I spot him. I have asked the Bandar Pygmy People to report all western looking visitors to me at my base in the Skull cave. If he heads to Thailand it will be very difficult to find him. In Burma it is much easier as there are so few Westerners coming here.

N0TME's picture

Off Topic: Anyone know how to delete a comment you make on here?

Trucker Glock's picture

"I will always be Hugh Jorgen"

Don't say that to a crazy feminist snowflake.

Hugh Mungus

Orly's picture

Too late.

I'm Spartacus.


OfAllElaboratePlans's picture
OfAllElaboratePlans (not verified) Orly Jan 11, 2017 4:23 PM


LawsofPhysics's picture

I am Spartacus and so is my wife!!!

CheapBastard's picture

News media all over should post full page sized pictures of this troll and label it "Fake News" or "Fake Intel."


There has to be some laws against this. Unfortunately, crooked Lowrenta is useless and until we get a real AG here, not much will happen to enforce any laws.

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OfAllElaboratePlans (not verified) CheapBastard Jan 11, 2017 5:51 PM

Yeah but, I'm STILL Spartacus!

chiquita's picture

Hey wait--I thought Knuckles wanted to be Spartacus...  Can't we vote on this?

Northern Heavy's picture

I want to be Chris' brother Magnum.  Or T-bone, I like T-bone.