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Ex-British spy Christopher Steele and Ivanka Trump were 'personal' friends for years, reports say

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Ivanka and Michael SteeleA Justice Department inspector general's report released Monday revealed Christopher Steele – the former British spy whose controversial reports alleged links between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives – was personal friends with a member of the Trump family that multiple media reports have identified as Ivanka Trump.

Steele was hired by a research firm that was working for the Clinton campaign to look into the Republican presidential nominee in 2016. His reports – collectively referred to as the "Steele dossier" – alleged Russians had been "cultivating" Trump for years and made a salacious, and unverified, claim that Trump could have been vulnerable to blackmail.

The inspector general's report "determined that Steele's reports played no role" in the opening of the FBI investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, though the report also faulted the FBI for relying on uncorroborated aspects of Steele's reporting in its request for permission to wiretap Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

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