Russia's relations with Britain went into the deep freeze last night as Moscow blamed MI6 for the dossier of sordid claims about Donald Trump.In an alarming Twitter post, the Russian embassy in London suggested the dossier’s alleged author, former British spy Christopher Steele, was still working for MI6 and ‘briefing both ways’ against Mr Trump and Moscow.Pictured: Christopher Steele, 52, was President of the Cambridge Union debating society in 1986, just before he joined MI6 in Moscow to spy as the Soviet Union collapsed, pictured at a Union Bicentenary event A Russian embassy spokesman said the tweet – which said ‘MI6 officers are never ex’ – ‘reflected the mood in Russia’.A Tory MP said last night the fresh outbreak of Cold War hostilities comes at a time when relations between Britain and Russia were the ‘worst they could get in peace-time’.
Neighbours said he had asked them to look after his three cats, and there were claims last night he was in an MI6 safe house.Mr Steele served MI6 for nearly two decades in Moscow - and a stint in its Paris Station - and security sources say he once worked with murdered Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko who fled to Britain before he was poisoned in 2006.Steele was employed by enemies of Trump to dig for 'dirt' in Russia having previously worked for the FBI in helping uncover corruption at FIFA, which led to the arrest of its leadership including Sepp Blatter.One paragraph describes Chris Steele as a 'confirmed socialist from Girton who was later President himself - and subsequently joined the Foreign Office'.A spokeswoman from the Oxford Union, where now Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was president in Trinity term 1986, said no records had been kept of meetings between the two.
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Scandal: The former British spy Christopher Steele, who is alleged to have compiled a 'dirty' dossier smearing Donald Trump, fled his £1.5million home in fear last night and could be abroad or in a UK safe house The post, headed 'Christopher Steele story', also claimed that British spies had been 'briefing both ways' against both Moscow and the US.It was posted on the Russian embassy's official Twitter feed, and was published after the first picture emerged of former British spy Christopher Steele - who has fled his £1.5million Surrey mansion in fear.But lurid claims made in the salacious Russian dossier about Donald Trump's sex life and bizarre footage allegedly held by the Kremlin's blackmail unit has seen him go to ground. kostenlose sexdating Münster Mr Trump called the dossier 'fake' and 'phony', even suggesting that US secret services had leaked it to damage his reputation before his inauguration.Just days ago the Russians claimed they knew of ‘an impending official anti-Russian witch-hunt, involving the British special services’.
Russia's London embassy posted the dark message addressing former MI6 officer Steele as the diplomatic crisis deepened.
No one from The Cambridge Union was available for comment.
A source who knew him told The Mirror: 'I had no idea that this was the sort of mischief he got up to.'I think mutual friends may have mentioned he was at MI6'.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was President of the Oxford Union in the same term in 1986 when Steele was president of the Cambridge Union.
A spokeswoman from the Oxford Union said it would have been 'very unusual' if they did not meet She told Mail Online: 'We're a student organisation, we don’t keep that kind of information.‘It’s a small world, if they didn’t meet it would be very unusual.’ A spokesman for Mr Johnson said: 'Boris never met or heard of him before so they did not meet or know each other during the Foreign secretary's time at Oxford.'Sources close to the Foreign Secretary said he remembered a different student having been in the role.