Court orders unsealing of Steele, Kramer depositions in ‘dossier’ defamation case

Court orders unsealing of Steele, Kramer depositions in ‘dossier’ defamation case
Christopher Steele. (Image: Screen grab of CBS video)

[Ed. – Both men are fighting the order to unseal, which indicates they and/or someone have a strong motive to not let their depositions become public.]

The depositions given by former British spy Christopher Steele and a longtime associate of John McCain must be unsealed, a federal judge said Thursday.

U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro overruled the objections of both Steele and David Kramer to make the depositions public. The pair gave testimony in a lawsuit brought against BuzzFeed in December 2018 by a Russian Internet entrepreneur.

The businessman, Aleksej Gubarev, was referenced in the infamous dossier compiled by Steele about President Trump’s alleged connections to Russia. …

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The depositions could be released as soon as March 14.

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