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Woman at center of dossier lie GOES OFF on Christopher Steele amid softball interview: ‘Hold him accountable!’

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ABC News anchor and former Clinton aide, George Stephanopoulos sat down with 2016 Clinton campaign aide and architect of the debunked Steele Dossier, Christopher Steele, for the news anchor’s first documentary, “Out of the Shadows,” from his new production company and Americans are less than enthused.

Stephanopoulos announced the launch of his production company, George Stephanopoulos Productions, which remains within ABC News last Thursday after threatening to leave the network earlier this year when it was announced that his colleague, David Muir, anchor of “ABC World News Tonight,” was going to get promoted to “chief anchor,” according to the New York Post.

The production company was a bargaining chip for Disney account executives trying to redeem the situation, and now, Americans are left with a new docu-series covering old, debunked news that no one wanted or asked for.

Stephanopoulos’ first documentary is focused entirely on Christopher Steele and his unverified dossier. While the ABC News anchor will undoubtedly try to frame Steele as an American hero, Svetlana Lokhova, the woman whom Steele completely slandered in his dossier by claiming she had an extramarital affair with General Michael Flynn, had some pointed words for the washed-up campaign aide.

“Chris Steele is trying to portray himself as a hero and a patriot. He still has not answered why he chose to spread the false story that Gen Flynn had an ‘extra-marital affair’ with me,” Lokhova wrote on Twitter.

Lokhova noted that she never saw any clarification or apology for the false claims.

“Former FBI Deputy Director Andy McCabe got his pension back and also special FBI cufflinks. All I got from the ‘investigation’ McCabe ‘supervised’ is the false report that I had an affair with Gen Flynn. The FBI could not even spell my name correctly,” Lokhova continued.

Lokhova then called on British authorities to investigate Steele, an ex-employee of the British government.

“Of course Steele would defend his lies. The question is, where are British authorities in all of this? Steele is an ex-govt employee, presumably still has security clearance. What an embarrassment for the Service. The authorities must investigate him. Make the results public,” Lokhova demanded.

She pointed out that Steele refused to assist both the congressional investigation and the Durham inquiry, but agreed to speak on the record with another former Clinton lackey about it because it allows Steele to retain control over the narrative.

Surely the ABC anchor who “mistakenly” neglected to report $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation in 2015 can be trusted to conduct an unbiased interview– right.

“I’m prepared to accept that not everything in the dossier is 100 percent accurate,” Steele said of the dossier in the interview.

“So you stand by the dossier?” Stephanopoulos asked.

“I stand by the work we did, the sources that we had, and the professionalism which we applied to it,” Steele replied vaguely.

“Today, do you still believe that this tape exists?” the ABC News anchor asked in reference to claims that the Russians had a tape of Trump in a hotel room with Russian prostitutes

“I think it probably does, but I would not put 100 percent certainty on it,” Steele answered vaguely once more.

“How do you explain if that tape exists that it hasn’t been released?” Stephanopoulos asked.

“It hasn’t needed to be released. I think the Russians felt they’d got pretty good value out of Donald Trump when he was president of the U.S.” Steele responded in an attempt to deflect attention from the totally debunked contents of his report.

The interview, a whopping nothing-burger that’s about as far from hard-hitting, honest journalism as one can get, elicited negative reactions beyond just Lokhova:

To watch this self-aggrandizing interview with your own eyes, you can head to Hulu which will house Stephanoploulos’ future productions.

Kay Apfel

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