So, who is Christopher David Steele?
According to reports, Steele, a former British MI6 agent, is also the co-founder of a London-based investigative firm, Orbis Business Intelligence, Ltd.
Citing people familiar with Steele’s activities Mark Hosenball of Reuters noted that Orbis Business Intelligence was hired by England’s Football Association (FA) to investigate FIFA. Reportedly, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) met Steele before opening a major investigation into alleged soccer corruption.
Hosenball noted that during the presidential campaign the former British operative was initially hired by FusionGPS, a US-based political research firm, to investigate Trump on behalf of his Republican rivals.