UK Judge Refuses to Hear Trump’s Case Against Christopher Steele’s Group 

Marian Weyo /
Marian Weyo /

Trump Derangement Syndrome surges well past American shores, even traveling across the pond to the United Kingdom. 

And this rabid hatred of Trump can be found everywhere, even in the UK court system.  

During an October London hearing, Trump lawyers filed a lawsuit against Christopher Steele, a former British spy, and his business entity, Orbis Business Intelligence, over fabricated documents that were provided to the Clinton campaign. These documents contained numerous wild accusations, including allegations of Trump participating in “sex parties” in St. Petersburg and engaging with sex workers in Moscow. Trump’s lawyer stated that these allegations had damaged Trump’s personal and professional reputation. 

On Thursday, a London judge dismissed Trump’s lawsuit. Judge Karen Steyn ruled that the case filed by Trump against Orbis Business Intelligence, Steele’s agency, “lacked sufficient grounds,” adding, “There are no compelling reasons to allow the claim to proceed to trial.” 

In the past, a U.S. federal judge had dismissed a similar lawsuit filed by Trump against Steele, Hillary Clinton, and FBI officials, stating that there wasn’t enough evidence to support Trump’s claims. 

But there is more than enough evidence to prove that Steele fabricated the entire dossier, that he was unable to verify its wild claims, and that the Clinton campaign funded the project. Democrats spent three years in a phony Trump-Russia collusion investigation based on the fabricated information found in the documents. 

The Steele Dossier was a compilation of intelligence reports commissioned by the Clinton campaign-tied Fusion GPS. The dossier contained a series of explosive claims, including allegations of Trump’s involvement with Russian prostitutes, financial ties to Russian oligarchs, and clandestine meetings. It also suggested that Russia possessed compromising material, such as a sex tape, which could be leveraged to manipulate Trump. 

While the FBI took the dossier seriously and integrated it into their investigation into Russian interference in the election, they struggled to corroborate its incredible claims. In October 2016, the FBI offered Steele $1 million to validate the assertions outlined in his 35-page dossier. Steele engaged with federal agents in the United Kingdom but ultimately declined the payment as he could not substantiate his claims and the dossier’s allegations.  

Igor Danchenko, a Russian analyst and a pivotal source for the dossier, faced charges related to five counts of providing false statements to the FBI. Danchenko falsely asserted he received information from Sergei Millian, a former head of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce. 

Additionally, Danchenko allegedly misled investigators about interactions with public relations executive Charles Dolan Jr., who contributed material to the dossier, including a false allegation involving Trump and Russian prostitutes. 

Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) financed the dossier, funneling funds through the law firm Perkins Coie, which then engaged Fusion GPS for the “research.” Controversy arose due to the misclassification of payments, as the Clinton campaign categorized them as legal services, obscuring their true purpose. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) probed whether this misreporting breached campaign finance laws, ultimately resulting in a settlement of $113,000 paid by the Clinton campaign and DNC. 

Further scrutiny exposed flaws in the dossier’s credibility. Steele had relied heavily on a Russian source whose information was primarily based on “hearsay” rather than verifiable facts. This revelation cast doubt on the accuracy and reliability of the dossier’s contents. And Danchenko, a key source for Steele’s dossier, had obtained information from a longtime Democratic operative actively involved in the 2016 Clinton campaign. 

In April 2019, Attorney General William P. Barr released a redacted version of the Mueller report, culminating the three-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The report’s findings concluded that there were connections between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and Russia. However, there was insufficient evidence to establish that the campaign had coordinated or conspired with Russia to interfere in the election. 

Despite overwhelming evidence that Clinton deliberately released manufactured documents full of false accusations, Trump remains unable to find the justice he deserves. And it appears he will never find an impartial judge to help him recoup his losses, on American soil or overseas. 

Following the 2016 election, anti-Trump sentiment surged across major UK cities, with protests in London, Manchester, and Edinburgh. And it seems the Trump Derangement Syndrome still lives on in the UK for the elite, like a London judge who refuses to consider overwhelming evidence that would exonerate an innocent man and demand accountability from the man who destroyed his life.