AP source: Mueller team questions ex-British spy Christopher Steele on Trump dossier

Christopher Steele, former British intelligence officer in London Tuesday March 7, 2017 where he has spoken to the media for the first time . Steele who compiled an explosive and unproven dossier on President Donald Trump’s purported activities in Russia has returned to work. Christopher Steele said Tuesday he is “really pleased” to be back at work in London after a prolonged period out of public view. He went into hiding in January. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators has recently questioned a former British spy who compiled a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's ties to Russia.

A person familiar with the investigation says the interview with Christopher Steele took place in Europe. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation.

The dossier received public attention in January when it was revealed that then-FBI Director James Comey briefed Trump in a private meeting on a summary of Steele's findings. Trump has called those allegations "fake news" even as the FBI has been investigating and working to corroborate the document's claims.

CNN first reported the interview with Steele.

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