Its happening: Trump sues former british spy

Written by Jeppe W

Oct.16 - 2023 1:31 PM CET

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Former President Donald Trump is suing retired British intelligence officer Christopher Steele over the controversial dossier he compiled

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A controversial dossier, an MI6 agent, a former president, and Russian interference in an election.

It sounds almost like the plot of a Hollywood movie, but nonetheless, it is part of what a civil lawsuit in London is going to involve.

It made big headlines when a controversial report was leaked in January 2017, just a few days before Donald Trump was set to take over the keys to the White House.

Here, one could read allegations about how Donald Trump had conspired with the Kremlin to win the 2016 presidential election, as well as claims that Trump had engaged in 'perverted sexual acts' in Russia.

Many of the allegations in the report have never been confirmed.

Now the case is once again going to be heard in a legal setting, as Trump has sued the author of the report, the former British MI6 intelligence officer, Christopher Steele, and his private intelligence company, Orbis Business Intelligence.

This is reported by CNN, among others.

Trump is suing Steele and the company for a breach of data protection in connection with the publication of the report.

According to CNN, Donald Trump wants the false claims in the report to be deleted or corrected, and they also seek financial compensation.

Thus, London's High Court will decide over two days - starting on Monday - whether the lawsuit against the company should continue or be dismissed.

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