On January eleven, 2017, Paul Wood, of BBC News, wrote that the salacious data in Steele’s file was also reported by “a number of intelligence sources” and “at least one East European intelligence service”. John Sipher, who served 28 years as a clandestine CIA agent, including heading the company’s Russia program, stated investigating the allegations requires entry to personal data. One allegation against Michael Cohen was dismissed by the Mueller Report. A courtroom dominated that one other of the assertions was “inaccurate and misleading”. The Daily Telegraph has reported that anonymous sources consider Russian intelligence agencies might have sought to create doubt in regards to the veracity of the dossier. In January 2017, the primary sub-source said that Steele misstated or exaggerated certain data. WHCA famous that “hanks to this CNN investigation, ‘the file’ is now part of the lexicon”.