There are heavy hearts in Washington today.
The cat-loving silver-tail socialist, Christopher Steele, who used to be employed by MI6 – or so they say – has disappeared. And he did so fast that he left the lights burning and hurriedly asked his next-door neighbour if he could look after the cats he was abandoning.
Leaving the question trembling on everyone’s lips – who hired hired him to concoct this mistake riddled report?
So far the betting is on the Clinton camp, 6/4 on, with the sleazy Senator John McCain a willing helper to promote the report.
But the elite Republican Stop Trumpers are even money.
McCain professed, like the hypocrite he is, to have doubts about the report but felt it was his duty to hand it to James Comey, Director of the FBI who was in deep deep excrement over his ritual exoneration of Hillary Clinton and her emails. That report might help Comey to tell Trump to lay off him and Hillary. It didn’t work.
And another problem was that nobody would take it seriously until McCain claimed he got it from an ex-UK Ambassador. That give it a little bit of credibility to an unconvincing story. Unfortunately, the ex-Ambassadors are lining up to say, “It wisnae me!”
So now the world and his wife are looking for who paid Steele, and who peddled the report.
You can’t ask Steele. He has scarpered as we said, maybe they can ask his wife and four kids.
Yes, indeedy, he is not just a cat abandoner, he is a family abandoner too.
But we assume that it is only temporary until he can square matters off.
Believe it or not, he is on Linkedin. With a vagueness about his past on par with the vagueness of Barack Obama’s past.
If he was in MI6 there is no track of it. He was a ‘Second Secretary’ in Russia for a while in the 1990’s, then “First Secretary’ in Paris by 1998 then in the Commonwealth Office.
The Russians, suspicious as they should be in these circumstances, are regarding this as a cold-war hit on Russia.
So now has our spy-in-hiding got Smersh on his tail??