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The Russian source on the Trump dossier denies links to infamous reports


A Russian woman, identified as a key source in the dossier by British counterintelligence specialist Christopher Steele, is a former member of the state media in the Kremlin.

Steele's infamous report, leaked weeks before Trump's inauguration for having Russian influence over him, contained suspicious information about his reported behavior in a Moscow hotel room during the Miss Universe pageant.

40-year-old Olga Galkina was linked to the dossier this week and described by the Wall Street Journal as a “disgruntled public relations executive” living in Cyprus.

And while some people who know Galkina claim she was an outsider who likely didn't have access to secrets, others suggested that she was well connected.

Now, shown in exclusive pictures from DailyMail.com, Galkina stood up Friday to deny claims that she was a major source on the Steele dossier.

She used her former state media employer, RIA Novosti, to say in a statement, "My mood is pretty bad because I wasn't expecting this story at all and of course it made it (my life) quite complicated."

Olga Galkina from Russia was identified as a key source in the dossier by British counterintelligence specialist Christopher Steele

Forty-year-old Olga Galkina was linked to the dossier this week and described by the Wall Street Journal as a "disgruntled public relations executive" living in Cyprus

40-year-old Olga Galkina was linked to the dossier this week and described by the Wall Street Journal as a “disgruntled public relations executive” living in Cyprus

40-year-old Olga Galkina was linked to the dossier this week and described by the Wall Street Journal as a “disgruntled public relations executive” living in Cyprus

Christopher Steele's (pictured) infamous report was leaked weeks before Trump's inauguration for having Russian influence over him

The infamous dossier also contained vital information about Trump's alleged behavior in a Moscow hotel room during the Miss Universe pageant

The infamous dossier also contained vital information about Trump's alleged behavior in a Moscow hotel room during the Miss Universe pageant

She claimed the claims that she was a Steele source were "not true" but gave little detail.

However, she admitted to knowing her former school friend, Igor Danchenko, 42, who the WSJ claimed had recruited her to do intelligence gathering for the former MI6 spy.

"We went to the same school but after that he went to work and studied in America," she said.

“And we haven't seen each other for a long time. That's the thing … The story is that we were friends. And he helped me. & # 39;

She worked as a journalist for the state-funded RIA Novosti and worked in the Russian parliament between 2003 and 2005.

More than a decade ago, she also worked for Rosbalt, a news agency owned by Natalya Cherkesova (Chaplina), the wife of senior member of the former Security Service Viktor Cherkesov, a Putin official.

Galkina attracts surprisingly different descriptions in her homeland.

In a varied career she was also PR manager for Russia's environmental and nuclear watchdog Rostekhnadzor, which she left in 2011 when she moved to Cyprus.

In Cyprus, acquaintances told DailyMail.com that she was "intelligent and professional", a woman who always looked "well polished", although she may now have returned to Russia.

However, she admitted to knowing her former school friend, Igor Danchenko, 42 (pictured), who the WSJ claimed had recruited her for intelligence gathering for the former MI6 spy. "We went to the same school but after that he went to work and studied in America," she said

However, she admitted to knowing her former school friend, Igor Danchenko, 42 (pictured), who the WSJ claimed had recruited her for intelligence gathering for the former MI6 spy. "We went to the same school but after that he went to work and studied in America," she said

She worked as a journalist for the state-funded RIA Novosti and worked in the Russian parliament between 2003 and 2005. More than a decade ago, she also worked for Rosbalt, a news agency owned by Natalya Cherkesova (Chaplina), the wife of senior member of the former Security Service Viktor Cherkesov, a Putin official

She worked as a journalist for the state-funded RIA Novosti and worked in the Russian parliament between 2003 and 2005. More than a decade ago, she also worked for Rosbalt, a news agency run by Natalya Cherkesova (Chaplina), the wife of a Putin official, senior member of the former security service Viktor Cherkesov

Galkina allegedly implicated the company in an offer sponsored by Russian intelligence agencies to hack Democratic Party servers in order to collect malicious material on 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

Galkina allegedly implicated the company in an offer sponsored by Russian intelligence agencies to hack Democratic Party servers in order to collect malicious material on 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

The Russian businessman loses the smear battle against Christopher Steele over allegations in his Trump filth.

Aleksey Gubarev

Aleksey Gubarev

On Friday, Russian businessman Aleksej Gubarev lost his battle against ex-MI6 spy Christopher Steele, whose "dirty dossier" on Donald Trump had embroiled him in the 2016 hacking of the Democrats.

Gubarev sued Steele on "seriously defamatory allegations" that he was "knowingly involved in the DNC computer hack" during the US election.

However, a London judge ruled that Gubarev did not prove that Steele was responsible for publishing the report and therefore could not be compelled to pay damages.

Central allegations in the Democrat-funded dossier were flatly discarded and largely discarded in the Müller report.

It was posted on the Buzzfeed News website in 2017 and contained fancy allegations that Trump hired prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room, as well as allegations of Russian collusion with the Republican candidate's campaign.

Gubarev and his company Webzilla have taken legal action against Steele and his intelligence company Orbis Business Intelligence after the dossier was published.

However, her former boss in the marketing department of XBT Holding, Alexey Trankov, claimed: “She (Olga Galkina) has been in need of medical help for a long time….

"Of course, I'm not a doctor who makes diagnoses, but I just want to say that she needs a doctor."

Around the time she allegedly helped Steele in 2016, she got into an argument with Aleksey Gubarev, owner of the web services company XBT Holding SA behind the Webzilla internet hosting unit.

It turned out that Galkina had traveled to the United States in the spring of 2016, the year of the last US presidential election. The purpose of their visit is unclear.

But after Donald Trump's victory, she wrote: “I sincerely congratulate our (intelligent) ideological opponents on the victory of their candidate.

“For our comrades, we are thinking about organizing a democratic retreat here.

"There are only four years to go, Palmen again, Jay Z on the tape recorder."

Galkina allegedly implicated the company in an offer sponsored by Russian intelligence agencies to hack Democratic Party servers in order to collect malicious material on 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Webzilla and Russian-born Cyprus resident Gubarev have vigorously denied any involvement in the DNC hacking campaigns and have since sued Steele for defamation in the UK.

Some Russian sources viciously attacked a woman who had previously switched from journalism to PR and who was once the deputy head of the Saratov city administration.

Well known journalist, screenwriter, and director Roman Volobuev wrote, “Oh sh **, I know the girl WSJ was just named as the source of the Steele dossier.

"(And yes, she probably made it up)."

However, he added that she was "everyone's acquaintance" and "moderately seedy".

Others confirmed that a man's mother had a large circle of contacts.

However, the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper stated: “When she was working in Saratov, Olga remembered her frequent disappearances from the office when even her bosses could not reach her.

"Many believed this was related to alcohol."

When she lived in Limassol, she was a member of an "intellectual" Russian expat club that was formed to discuss poetry.

She was born in Perm, Urals, and has a law degree and a further qualification in philology from Peoples' Friendship University in Moscow.

Both Moscow Newsru news agency and the Russian-language Cyprus Daily News said it was behind a colorful but confused personal blog - but there was no clear evidence that this was correct. In one entry, the author stated: "I've been into palm harvesting since I was a child and I know quite a lot about it."

Both Moscow Newsru news agency and the Russian-language Cyprus Daily News said it was behind a colorful but confused personal blog – but there was no clear evidence that this was correct. In one entry, the author stated: "I've been into palm harvesting since I was a child and I know quite a lot about it."

In a personal review of 2010 - when Galkina worked for the Kremlin's environmental and nuclear watchdog - the blog attributed to her stated: “The year was calm, if not without adventure. Pleasant ... Too much bisexuality. Celebrations, hitchhiking, sea, celebrations, two weeks in Moscow, lots of games, nudity, nature, alcohol - there was free time.

In a personal review of 2010 - when Galkina was working for the Kremlin's environmental and nuclear watchdog - the blog attributed to her stated: “The year was calm, if not without adventure. Pleasant ... Too much bisexuality. Celebrations, hitchhiking, sea, celebrations, two weeks in Moscow, lots of games, nudity, nature, alcohol - there was free time.

In a personal review of 2010 – when Galkina worked for the Kremlin's environmental and nuclear watchdog – the blog attributed to her stated: “The year was calm, if not without adventure. Pleasant … Too much bisexuality. Celebrations, hitchhiking, sea, celebrations, two weeks in Moscow, lots of games, nudity, nature, alcohol – there was free time.

Galkina is portrayed by WSJ as the source of a claim that President Trump's ex-attorney (pictured in Moscow in 2013), Michael Cohen, secretly met Putin's intelligence agent in Prague to discuss payments for the hackers in the summer of 2016. According to the WSJ, the Russian woman was the “most important contribution” to the Steele dossier. She was & # 39; Source 3 & # 39; in the dossier, it was reported

Galkina is portrayed by WSJ as the source of a claim that President Trump's ex-attorney (pictured in Moscow in 2013), Michael Cohen, secretly met Putin's intelligence agent in Prague to discuss payments for the hackers in the summer of 2016. According to the WSJ, the Russian woman was the "most important contributor" to the Steele dossier. She was & # 39; Source 3 & # 39; in the dossier, it was reported

Both Moscow Newsru news agency and the Russian-language Cyprus Daily News said it was behind a colorful but confused personal blog – but there was no clear evidence that this was correct.

In an entry, the author stated: "I've been into palm harvesting since I was a child and I know quite a lot about it."

In a personal review of 2010 – when Galkina worked for the Kremlin's environmental and nuclear watchdog – the blog attributed to her declared: “The year was calm, if not without adventure. Enjoyable.

& # 39; Generally successful and happy. Too much bisexuality. Celebrations, hitchhiking, sea, celebrations, two weeks in Moscow, lots of games, nudity, nature, alcohol – there was free time. But I also worked a lot. & # 39;

Another blog is clearly hers and relates to a difficult separation from her child's father.

Galkina is portrayed by WSJ as the source of a claim that President Trump's ex-attorney Michael Cohen secretly met Putin's secret service agent in Prague to discuss payments to the hackers in the summer of 2016.

Cohen denied ever going there.

According to the WSJ, the Russian was the “most important contributor” to the Steele dossier.

She was & # 39; Source 3 & # 39; in the dossier, it was reported.

She was allegedly added to the Steele intelligence team by Danchenko, who now lives in the United States.

Christopher Steele: The British ex-spy who wrote the "dirty dossier"

Christopher Steele, 55, went down the beaten path when he was directly recruited into MI6 by Cambridge.

After a stay in London he was stationed in Moscow shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

He returned to London and was appointed head of MI6's Russia office in 2006, where he led the investigation into the poisoning of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko.

It wasn't until he became a private intelligence advisor and wrote the sensational Trump-Russia dossier in 2016 that he became world famous.

His evidence was dismissed by Trump, but was part of Special Adviser Robert Mueller's investigation into the collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

In an interview at Oxford University, Mr Steele said he had been interviewed for "two full days" but was disappointed with Müller's final report.

I was surprised that very little of what I had discussed with them appeared in the final report.

He criticized the report as "too narrow" and failed to pursue important evidence.

"There were many things about the report that were good … but other (aspects) that weren't that good," he said.

Mr. Steele said the fact that "a number of witnesses – including, for example Donald Trump Jr." had avoided being interviewed "wasn't great."

He denied longstanding allegations of political bias and referred to himself simply as "an opponent of President Putin".

He said Trump is inherently hostile to the intelligence community.

"Trump himself does not like intelligence because its basic truth is impractical for him," he said.

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