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Britain's former ambassador to the U.S. vouched for the credibility of Christopher Steele, the author of the explosive dossier detailing Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russia.
Sir Kim Darroch, who quit his post after leaked diplomatic cables revealed his outspoken criticism of President Trump's administration and personality, backed the former MI6 spy when asked by a U.S. official.
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Mr Steele's so-called 'dodgy dossier' had alleged that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to fix the 2016 election and that he paid prostitutes to urinate on him in a Moscow hotel room.
And the same leaked diplomatic cables which revealed Sir Kim's damaging comments about President Trump, in which he called his administration 'inept', also showed that Sir Kim backed Mr Steele's dossier, the Sunday Telegraph reported.
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Asked if Mr Steel, was 'legit', Sir Kim had replied: 'Absolutely'.
Steele, who runs a private intelligence firm, had supplied the dossier to an outside company used by Hillary Clinton's election committee.
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It contained unverified information that Trump was vulnerable to blackmail from Russia and had engaged in 'golden showers' with prostitutes during a 2013 trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant.
Leaked details of the dossier were seized upon by Trump's detractors as evidence that Russia's President Vladamir Putin had interfered in the election.
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As well as supplying the dossier to the Clinton campaign Steele also handed it over to American and British intelligence agencies as he was worried about the national security implications.
However, Mr Trump has since been cleared by special counsel Robert Mueller whose long-anticipated report had looked into allegations of Russian collusion.
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