This week, the BBC (generally reliable) did some research on the Trump dossier story and came to realize that former MI6 007-secret agent man Christopher Steele had his company hired (Orbis is the company name) to do a research project for Jeb Bush during his disastrous 2015/2016 campaign period.
What happened when this story came out noting Steele? He disappeared. His company only says that he's taking some time off and he'll comment later.
There are some questions here....since Jeb came out in the middle of the week and said he was not the one to sponsor this.
1. When Steele reappears and chats on this topic.....who will be the one that contracted Steele? Does it go straight back to Jeb and his inner circle, or some outsider-turned-Jeb sponsor?
2. When they contracted Steele, where exactly did he get his info on Trump? Did he actually get it from the Russians? Did he get from internal MI6 files? Did he get from some other 007-secret agents-turned independent contractor? Did he get it from the Turks? Did he get it from the CIA folks?
3. When the contract was fulfilled.....how did they pay Steele? Did they pay on the table and was it Brit-taxed? Or did they pay via an off-shore company, to a off-shore bank account?
My guess is that Steele is sitting there now with a ton of pressure by the folks who contracted him to avoid telling their participation in this episode. Course, he'll take the fall for them....perhaps....if there's some more cash involved. But the Brit tax folks might be very curious how he got paid and if this was all legit income.
The sad thing is that this might all come back to Jeb and his inner circle who crafted this idea and then realized how crazy it was....trying to just pretend it didn't exist. Then McCain, always outside of the circle, heard about some report and got someone with some money to buy a copy of it. Ask McCain what he or his associate had to do to acquire the dossier.....did they spend money? My humble thinking is that some more money crossed over....again, perhaps lacking Brit taxation.
The dossier in the end....will brand a couple of GOP folks as 'problem-children' and cause the party to invent a method of kicking them out.