The 52-year-old, who runs London-based Orbis Business Intelligence, has been named in reports as having compiled the file on Trump, which contains unverified allegations that Russian security officials have compromising material that could be used to blackmail him.
Trump has publicly dismissed the allegations and lambasted the media for peddling “fake news,” but one of Steele’s former colleagues told the Guardian: “The idea his work is fake or a cowboy operation is false, completely untrue.
“Chris is an experienced and highly regarded professional. He’s not the sort of person who will simply pass on gossip.”
This is what we know so far...
How his cover was blownThorsten Gast / EyeEm via Getty Images
He runs London-based Orbis Business IntelligenceReuters
He knew poisoned Russian agent Alexander LitvinenkoNatasja Weitsz via Getty Images
No one knows where he is nowDimitris66 via Getty Images