Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the Trump dossier, is hoping to avoid giving a deposition in a defamation lawsuit filed against BuzzFeed for publishing the sensational and uncorroborated document.
Steele’s attorneys filed a motion in the U.S. District Court of Southern Florida on Thursday, asking Judge Ursula Ungaro to rescind her motion requesting assistance from a court in the United Kingdom to compel the London-based Steele to testify.
Ungaro is presiding over a lawsuit filed against BuzzFeed by Aleksej Gubarev, a Russian tech executive who was accused in the dossier of using malware and computer viruses to hack into the Democratic National Committee’s computer systems.
Earlier Thursday, Ungaro approved a request by Gubarev’s attorneys to compel Steele, a former MI6 agent with experience in Moscow, to provide a deposition in the case.
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