On Friday, the FBI released 70 pages of HEAVILY REDACTED documents on dossier author Christopher Steele thanks to a FOIA lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch.
Nearly every single page was completely redacted.
The documents do however, show the FBI paid dossier author Christopher Steele as a ‘Confidential Human Source’ (CHS) for an unknown amount of time.
The FBI docs also show Steele was “admonished” (a briefing on rules of being an informant) by the FBI in February of 2016 and ‘terminated’ November 1st of 2016.
Via Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch announced today the FBI turned over 70 pages of heavily redacted records about Christopher Steele, the former British spy, hired with Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee funds, who authored the infamous Dossier targeting President Trump during last year’s presidential campaign. The documents show that Steele was cut off as a “Confidential Human Source” (CHS) after he disclosed his relationship with the FBI to a third party. The documents show at least 11 FBI payments to Steele in 2016 and document that he was admonished for unknown reasons in February, 2016. The documents were turned over in response to Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for records of communications and payments between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and his private firm, Orbis Business Intelligence (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice(No. 1:17-cv-00916)).
The documents include a “source closing communication” that states that Steele (referred to as “CHS” or Confidential Human Source) “is being closed” because: