The Steele dossier has long since obviously been simply an exercise in paid tittle-tattle. The latest developments further confirm this – though the allegation that indirectly one of the sources for the material was in fact one of the people paying for it – a Clinton associate – is quite spicy. Don’t expect the liberal media to cover this any time soon.
Incidentally – this method of getting informers to tell you what you want to hear and then using it as “intelligence” is a standard tactic of British Intelligence. This was of course how they duped the believe-what-the-papers-say section of the British public into supporting the Iraq war. Steele was just doing what he had presumably been doing or learning about for much of his professional career.