WASHINGTON D.C. - A memo written by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa is calling for criminal charges to be considered against a British Intelligence Officer.
Grassley says Christopher Steele wrote a dossier for the law firm Fusion GPS, and was paid for by the Democratic National Committee opposition research, but then was leaked to the press as well as to the FBI.
"Director Comey testified in 2017 that that dossier was salacious and unverified." Grassley told the Senate in late January. "So, it was a collection of unverified opposition research funded by an opponent in an election. year."
The Steele Dossier accuses the Trump Campaign of colluding with Russia, but Grassley's memo says it is clear that Steele lied or misled the FBI.
Senator Grassley says he has asked for the entire memo to be declassified.