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12/01/2017 11:37 PM AEDT | Updated 13/01/2017 3:36 AM AEDT

This Is The Spy Who Wrote The 'Golden Showers' Report On Trump

Former British intelligence officer named as man behind the explosive dossier.

Former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele has been unmasked as the man behind an explosive dossier about US president-elect Donald Trump.

The 52-year-old, who runs London-based Orbis Business Intelligence, has been named in reports as having compiled the file on Trump, which contains unverified allegations that Russian security officials have compromising material that could be used to blackmail him. 

Trump has publicly dismissed the allegations and lambasted the media for peddling “fake news,” but one of Steele’s former colleagues told the Guardian: “The idea his work is fake or a cowboy operation is false, completely untrue.

“Chris is an experienced and highly regarded professional. He’s not the sort of person who will simply pass on gossip.”

This is what we know so far...