I swear you could have knocked me over with a feather.

Courtesy of WaPo:

The former British spy who authored several reports alleging links between Russia and President Trump’s 2016 campaign had been a personal friend of Trump’s daughter Ivanka, a relationship that he said made him “favorably disposed” to the Trump family.

The previously unknown friendship between former intelligence officer Christopher Steele and Ivanka Trump was alluded to in a new report released Monday by the Justice Department’s inspector general, which said Steele had “been friendly” with a Trump family member, a relationship he described as “personal.”

Steele told investigators he had visited the Trump family member at Trump Tower in New York and had once gifted the person a family tartan from Scotland.

A person familiar with Steele’s business Orbis confirmed that the family member was Ivanka Trump.

After first meeting in 2007, they emailed over the years, the person said. Between 2010 and 2012, Steele discussed with Ivanka Trump the possibility that the Trump Organization might hire his business to assist with projects in Russia and China. They remained friends through 2015, the person said.

You know at this pont I pride myself at being almost impervious to shock, however this one blew me away. 

I had no idea that Steele had even met a Trump family member, much less the ice princess herself. 

So this means that despite what Trump supporters would have you believe that Christopher Steele was not “out to get” Donald Trump but was instead favorably disposed toward him and his family. 

How is that for a plot twist?