You remember him right? The guy behind that infamous Russian dossier?
Courtesy of Sky News:
Christopher Steele, the former MI6 officer behind the Russia dossier on Donald Trump, has broken 18 months of silence with a veiled swipe at the US president.
He has written about the importance of speaking “truths to power”, a possible reference to the allegations he made about collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin in the run-up to the US presidential election two years ago.
Sky News has seen the text of an email written by Mr. Steele to the editor of Vanity Fair after he was chosen to feature on its list of the 100 most influential people in the media, politics, entertainment and finance.
The 54-year-old wrote: “In these strange and troubling times, it is hard to speak unpalatable truths to power, but I believe we all still have a duty to do so.
“I salute those on your list, and otherwise, who have had the courage to speak out over the last year, often at great personal cost.
“At a time when governance is so distorted and one-sided, as I believe it currently is in the United States, the media has a key role to play in holding it accountable.”
It’s nice to hear from Mr. Steele, and even nicer to hear him standing up for free speech.
Steele comes in at number 38 on a list of influential people that includes Michelle Obama and Beyonce and has Robert Mueller at the number one spot.
Donald Trump did not make the list.