Senators approach MI6 spy to testify on Trump's Russia ties

A former MI6 spy who compiled the explosive dossier on President Donald Trump’s alleged links with Russia has been approached to testify before the US Senate Intelligence Committee, according to a report.

Christopher Steele’s associates said it was currently unlikely the private security consultant would be willing to travel to the US, but a bipartisan group of senators have offered to facilitate initial meetings in Britain or on other neutral territory in order to plan for any eventual testimony, The Independent revealed on Thursday.

The Senate panel agreed earlier this week to carry out an investigation into the Trump administration’s alleged dealings with Moscow amid an outcry from members of Congress.

Senator John McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a Trump critic, sent an intermediary to London late last year to pick up Steele’s dossier. The Arizona Republican subsequently passed the 35-page document to FBI…

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