By Lauren Fruen For Dailymail.com and Paul Thompson & Sarah White For Mailonline
Published: 07:09 BST, 21 April 2019 | Updated: 07:09 BST, 21 April 2019
The controversial Steele dossier which claimed Donald Trump colluded with Russia to fix the 2016 election is back in the spotlight after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.
Former British spy Christopher Steele wrote the now discredited document, which helped spark a two-year investigation into the president.
It claimed, among other outlandish things, that Trump paid prostitutes to urinate on him in a Moscow hotel room and that he had a sex tape the Russian government was holding over him. Mueller's team found no evidence of these claims or tape.
Another claim - that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen met with Russian officials in Prague - was also not stood up and no evidence of it was found by Mueller.
Steele, who runs a private intelligence firm, had supplied a dossier to an outside company used by Hillary Clinton's election committee.
It contained unverified information that Trump was vulnerable to blackmail from Russia and had engaged with 'golden showers' with prostitutes during a 2013 trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant.
Leaked details of the dossier were seized upon by Trump's detractors as evidence that Russia's President Vladamir Putin had interfered in the election.
As well as supplying the dossier to the Clinton campaign Steele also handed it over to American and British intelligence agencies as he was worried about the national security implications.
But with the release of the Mueller report this week Attorney General William Barr said there was not enough evidence to state the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin to boost his election