(Tea Party 247) – Well, it’s about time.
Three Russian oligarchs are suing the notorious Christopher Steele, the British ex-spy and author of the anti-Trump dossier on which the Deep State based its coup attempt, aka, Russia hoax investigation.
The dossier, of course, was funded by DNC oppo research firm Fusion GPS and the Hillary Campaign.
According to the DailyMail.Com, Peter Aven, the billionaire financier Mikhail Fridman, and oil tycoon German Khan take issue with Steele’s claims and have filed suit in a London court.
The Obama administration relied heavily on the dossier to launch their spy and frame-up campaign against the Trump 2016 election, which would later be used as the basis for the Special Counsel investigation, which couldn’t prove that Trump or any of his associates had done a thing.
The London judge, Justice Warby, warned Steele that if he fails to answer his questions, it could count against him in court.
The plaintiffs accuse Steele of making inaccurate and damaging claims against him and Warby has stated that he’s after the truth.
“I may be called on to rule whether he should be compelled to answer a question,” he said, warning Steele that he’ll need to prove his report was accurate.
Last month, lawyers for the Democratic National Committee and the Barack Obama White House claimed in a petition to dismiss a lawsuit by Carter Page that the dossier is essentially “true.”
The onetime Trump campaign adviser Page sued the DNC and its law firm of Perkins Coie, which hired Fusion GPS to produce the dossier. The Obama Justice Department and FBI used the dossier as primary evidence to obtain warrants to surveil Page in its investigation of claims of Trump-Russia collusion.
The motion to dismiss the case, however, contends the “alleged defamatory statements” against Page made by Steele “were substantially true,” the Washington Examiner reported.
The Democratic lawyers argue the court lacks jurisdiction, that Page’s claims of defamation and conspiracy passed the statute of limitations, and that Page did properly allege defamation and conspiracy,
“Here, the ‘gist’ of the complained-of statements — that Page coordinated with Russian government contacts as an adviser to the Trump campaign — aligns with Page’s own description of his conduct,” the motion states. “Page’s own allegations demonstrate the substantial truth of statements that Page traveled to Russia and met with associates of the Russian government. Plaintiffs’ defamation claims should be dismissed based on that basis alone.”
Page’s lawsuit was filed in January in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois’ Eastern Division.
His lawyers said it is the “first of multiple actions in the wake of historic” abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act documented by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz in a report released in December.
Inspector General Horowitz found that the Obama administration was guilty of 17 “significant omissions and errors” in their efforts to obtain a warrant to spy on Page.
As RedState has commented, the “real goldmine” in the Page lawsuit “will not be a monetary settlement, it will be the discovery process which will give Carter Page’s legal team the ability to gain access to all manner of communications by the DNC and Perkins Coie concerning anything to do with the Steele Dossier.”
Last month, Daily Caller reported that Steele had told an audience, “I stand by the integrity of our work, our sources and what we did.”
He also stated that he would not be cooperating with US Attorney General William Barr or US Attorney John Durham in their probes into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation.