Former President Donald Trump recently wrote on Truth Social that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) offered British spy Christopher Steele $1 million to “frame” him.
“The FBI offered Christopher Steele One Million Dollars in order to FRAME me. Why aren’t all of the so called Special ‘Prosecutors,’ together with their bosses at the DOJ, doing something about this. Why aren’t people under arrest. They spied on my campaign, and bribed people all over the place, and then go after ME,” Trump wrote.
“The people of our once great Country won’t stand for it. How much more can they take, as the USA goes to HELL? MAGA!!!” Trump added.
The FBI offered Christopher Steele $1 Million, of Tax Payers Money, to frame President Trump! All of this and No Axshun from the DOJ further shows, We The People, that the 3 Letter Agency’s are Corrupt as Hell too! DC is a Cesspool of Lies, Deceit & Filthy Corruption!! pic.twitter.com/Xb7IT0pDDi
— Teagan1776🇺🇸 (@Teagan1776) May 22, 2023
In October 2016, the FBI offered Steele the money while the British spy met with federal agents in the U.K., according to the New York Post. As part of the deal, Steele would have to prove that Trump colluded with the Russian government to win the 2016 presidential election.
Yet, according to FBI analyst Brian Auten, Steele never received the $1 million from the FBI because he couldn’t “prove the allegations” made in his 35-page file on Trump’s connections to Russia. His files were commissioned by the Democratic National Committee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Auten said that during Steele’s meeting with federal agents, the British spy did not provide the names of his sources or give the FBI any evidence to support his allegations of Russian collusion.
Auten’s remarks came as he testified at the criminal trial of Igor Danchenko, one of Steele’s primary sources for his dossier, who was prosecuted by special counsel John Durham. Danchenko pleaded not guilty to five counts of lying to the FBI about his sourcing for information in Steele’s dossier.
The recently released Durham Report confirms Trump’s claim that Steele was offered $1 million to produce evidence of the former president’s “collusion” with Russia.
“Our investigation determined,” page 11 of the report reads, “that the Crossfire Hurricane investigators did not and could not corroborate any of the substantive allegations contained in the Steele reporting. Nor was Steele able to produce corroboration for any of the reported allegations, even after being offered $1 million or more by the FBI for such corroboration.”