Christopher Steele: The ex-spy who took on Trump Image

Christopher Steele: The ex-spy who took on Trump

31 October 2022 - 42 mins explicit
Podcast Series Sweeney Talks

Once deemed “an enemy of Mother Russia” by an FSB agent, Christopher Steele was high up in secret intelligence circles at the start of Vladimir Putin’s rule. After 22 years serving Britain at MI6, Chris compiled an explosive report on the influence of the Russian secret state on then Presidential Republican candidate Donald Trump. Trump denied it all and Britain’s quiet man in the shadows was thrust into the media’s spotlight. He was in deep, deep trouble.

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42 mins

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