It turns out the former MI6 British intelligence agent who exposed Donald Trump’s alleged financial and political and sexual relationships with the Russians was very much indeed legitimate. And after the report he put together became public yesterday, along with just enough details for the world to figure out his identity, he an his family went into hiding – for fear that Vladimir Putin and Russia would harm him in retaliation.
The agent, whose name of Christopher Steele can be published here because his cover has already been compromised elsewhere (and has been trending on Twitter for most of the day), has now fled his home and no one knows where he went. According to a neighbor, who was tasked with looking after the family pet, Steele has simply vanished. According to an unidentified individual who is close to Steele, he’s now “terrified for his and his family’s safety” at the hands of Russia. In fact he’s so fearful of Putin that he’s gone into hiding even though he’s based in England.
That means Steele, who spent years spying in Moscow and is highly familiar with how Putin operates, believes the Russian dictator has both the means and the will to have him and his family murdered in a NATO nation. That’s not shocking, considering the lengthy list of people who are believed to have been murdered or assassinated on Putin’s orders.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report