Donald Trump is suing ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele over his infamous “dirty dossier” that claimed Russia had compromising material on the former US president.
The former president of the United States files a data protection claim against Orbis Business Intelligence and its founder Christopher Steele, who previously headed the Secret Intelligence Service. Russia desk
According to a court order released Thursday, a two-day hearing on Trump’s legal action will begin on Oct. 16, which is believed to be the first hearing in the lawsuit.
Donald Trump speaking during a 2024 presidential campaign rally in Dubuque
No other details of the case have been made available, but Trump is not expected to attend.
Steele was the author of the so-called Steele dossier, which included allegations that Trump had been “compromised” by the Russian security service, the FSB.
Trump denied the claims.
File photo dated 07/24/20 of Christopher Steele
Steele and Orbis Business Intelligence were previously sued for defamation by Russian Aleksej Gubarev over the publication of the dossier, claiming they were legally responsible for BuzzFeed publishing the dossier.
However, in an October 2020 ruling, Judge Warby dismissed the claim.