BUSTED: Republican intel chair Burr caught in lie about author of salacious Steele Dossier
Senator Richard Burr appears on CBS (Youtube/screen grab)

The Republican Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee was caught in a lie about Christopher Steele, the former MI6 officer who authored the salacious "Steele Dossier" on Donald Trump's relationship with Russia.

President Donald Trump has publicly claimed that the Senate Intelligence Committee has vindicated him.

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, was apparently caught after lying to CBS News, The Atlantic's Natasha Bertrand reported.

"Some Democratic aides were also confused at Burr’s recent claim that a key witness in the probe, former British spy Christopher Steele, had not responded to the committee’s attempts to engage with him," Bertrand reported. "In fact, Steele submitted written answers to the panel last August, two people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss the investigation told The Atlantic."

"The Senate’s subpoena for his testimony was dropped shortly thereafter—indicating that they were satisfied enough with his responses that they weren’t planning to compel further testimony," she explained.

Read the full report.