Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled information on President Trump and his advisers and their ties to Russia, was paid $168,000 for his work, the Washington firm that hired him, GPS Fusion, said in a statement Wednesday.
This amount was previously undisclosed, and much less than the "$12,000,000" Trump recently said it cost. Fusion GPS was first hired by a conservative website looking for information on Trump during the 2016 presidential election, then by the Perkins Coie law firm, representing the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign. Fusion GPS said it told Congress that Perkins Coie paid the firm $1.02 million in fees and expenses, and from that money, $168,000 was paid to Steele's company, Orbis Business Intelligence.
Both Trump and Russia deny the allegations found inside the dossier, which is being looked at by investigators as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the election.