As various claims in former MI6 agent Christopher Steele’s famous Trump-Russia dossier continue to be proven true, with nothing in the dossier having yet been proven false, the mainstream media has plenty of explaining to do. The U.S. media spent several months writing off the dossier as “unsubstantiated” or “gossip” instead of digging in and doing its job. But the dossier has gone on to play an increasing role in the Trump-Russia investigation. Now it has come front and center.
The British press has long been far ahead of the U.S. media when it comes to taking the Trump-Russia dossier seriously. So it isn’t surprising that The Independent, a major British publication, is the first one to confirm that one of the people named in the dossier is now “providing important information” to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. That’s a diplomatic way of saying the person in question has flipped on Donald Trump.
The Independent has not identified the person. Nor is it clear if the person in question is somebody who was mentioned in the dossier by their real name, or if the individual was labeled using the Source A, Source B, etc., nomenclature that the dossier utilized for some of its key players. So there is no surefire way of figuring out who it is that is cooperating. But if you are one of the people named in the dossier, you’re probably only going to cooperate with the investigation regarding the dossier if you know that the dossier, or at least the part you are mentioned in, is in fact true.
Most of the focus on the dossier has centered around the infamous “Pee Pee Tape” which allegedly involved Donald Trump and Russian prostitutes. That segment of the dossier has never been confirmed. But other parts, which include nefarious details from election collusion to negotiation of blackmail terms, show Trump and Russia as having conspired to commit serious crimes against the United States.