Of foreign meddling by UK's Christopher Steele in 2016 US election as both FBI informant and Democrat political operative, Senator Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), longtime member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said:
“You can be an FBI informant. You can be a political operative. But you can’t be both, particularly at the same time.”
"Among Steele’s actions now under scrutiny is his decision to forward to the FBI--along with his own research--a separate report detailing uncorroborated allegations [from US State Dept.] about Trump's behavior that had been written by a longtime Clinton friend.
...Steele, who is facing libel lawsuits by people named in the dossier of research he compiled, declined to comment."...
2/6/18, "Hero or hired gun? How a British former spy became a flash point in the Russia investigation," Washington Post, T. Hamburger, R. Helderman