The Steele Dossier scandal has been around for a few years. The document, now discredited, was exploited by numerous organizations during the 2016 election and throughout the first year of Trump's presidency. Even as recently as 2020, a few journalists still defended it, unwilling to acknowledge that they’d been played.
Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state and failed presidential candidate, used a law firm as a proxy to hire Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer, to build a dossier against presidential challenger, Donald Trump. Steele used Russian “sources,” including the now-indicted Igor Danchenko, to spin absurd, untrue stories of collusion as well as pee fables.
This dossier was later laundered through DNC (Democratic National Committee) agents and then to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), the latter using it to back up an investigation into then President Trump, which turned into the Mueller investigation under Special Counsel Robert Mueller and witnessed many individuals changing sides. It was used for an erroneous FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrant targeting Trump’s foreign-policy adviser Carter Page.
Today, Trump has finally attempted to get some justice by suing everyone (and their mothers) who played a part in spreading the libelous claims of the Steele dossier with malicious motives.
For many, this is a pleasure to see, with Hillary Clinton getting top billing and for good reason. Why shouldn't she? Her actions were egregious in contracting then distributing the Steele Dossier, and the way she's remained unpunished has been an absolute travesty. However, there are plenty of other notable and well-known names that are on the list. Marc Elias, Democrat election lawyer, for example, is currently running a grifting operation through which he collects enormous amounts of money to lose lawsuits challenging Republican redistricting efforts.
Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, also known as the “FBI lovers,” were at the heart of the deceitful FBI investigation into Trump before they went on to work for Robert Mueller. Bruce Ohr was a DOJ official who was in direct contact with the flacks from Fusion GPS (Glenn Simpson) and Christopher Steele. You get the picture. Not one stone is left unturned. In fact, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is even in the mix. We may not know what the reason is, but we support it.
It's difficult to prevail in a defamation lawsuit and even more so when you're an elected official. However, if there was ever an instance of slander and libel (Trump’s lawsuit likely contains allegations of both) or false information being circulated with malicious intention to harm, this is it. It's hard to find a more straightforward case than this. However, many of us have no confidence left in the legal system, so we’ll believe that anything will be gained from the lawsuit when we see it.