Dossier author Steele backs out of rare public appearance, reportedly after Cohen hearing

Dossier author Steele backs out of rare public appearance, reportedly after Cohen hearing
Christopher Steele. (Image: Screen grab of CBS video)

[Ed. – The panel Steele was to speak on could hardly have a friendlier moderator or fellow panelists.  But the subject of Cohen in Prague was bound to come up.]

Steele, a former MI6 officer, had been scheduled to speak about disinformation next Thursday at the Reawakening the Spirit of Democracy Conference at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore.

Steele was scheduled to speak on a panel moderated by Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum. The panel also features Evelyn Farkas, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia under Barack Obama, and Ed Lucas of the Center for European Policy Analysis, Epshtein said.

Though Steele is listed as a speaker in promotional materials, Applebaum said that he had gotten “cold feet” last week and canceled. She added that he backed out on advice of counsel.

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