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The author of the infamous “Steele Dossier”, a memo containing numerous unverified claims about former President Donald Trump, says in a new interview that he stands by the veracity of the claims and adds that the so-called “kompromat” tape purporting to show Mr Trump involved in a lewd act with prostitutes, likely exists.

Christopher Steele, the ex-MI6 agent who ran the agency’s Russia desk for several years, said in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that the recording of Mr Trump “probably does” still exist, but added that he did not put “100 per cent certainty” on such a recording being in the possession of Russia or another entity.

“Today, do you still believe that this tape exists?” Mr Stephanopoulos asked him.

“I think it probably does, but I would not put 100 percent certainty on it,” said the former spy.

Allies of the former president argued falsely that the dossier of unverified claims, including the shocking “pee tape” claim, was the basis for the FBI investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign.

Top intelligence officials have testified that it actually stemmed from comments made by a Trump campaign official to an Australian diplomat, who alerted US authorities.

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