Christopher Steele, the man behind the Trump dossier, heads back to work, and breaks his silence to thank people for their support

 
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The scene at Orbis Business Intelligence back in January (Source: Getty)

The ex-MI6 agent behind the controversial dossier claiming to prove a link between President Donald Trump and the Russian government has returned to work today, stopping to have a quick word with reporters on his way through the door.

Christopher Steele, now director of London-based Orbis Business Intelligence, compiled the dossier which was published by Buzzfeed in January. It alleges Trump had been colluding with Russia, and that the latter held what could be best described as compromising information about the now US President.

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"I'm really pleased to be back here working again at the Orbis's offices in London today," Steele told the Press Association, as he arrived at work.

"I'm now going to be focusing my efforts on supporting the broader interests of our company here.

"I'd like to say a warm thank you to everyone who sent me kind messages and support over the last few weeks.

"Just to add, I won't be making any further statements or comments at this time."

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The comments mark the first time the former spy has spoken publicly since his dossier was published.

Steele's dossier is said to have been originally compiled as research for Trump's political rivals. The claims made in the documents have not been confirmed, and have been dismissed by both Trump and Vladimir Putin.

The dossier consists of a slew of memos spanning a period of months, which Buzzfeed said at the time contained "unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations".

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