The Trump Dossier and the Poisoning of Sergei Skripal

More than a year ago, in the small British town of Salisbury, agents of the GRU (military intelligence of Russia) poisoned a former Russian double agent and former GRU colonel, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, who came from Moscow to visit her father.  (For simplicity, we will use the well established abbreviations of the GRU, KGB, etc., even if their current names are different.) Skripal was recruited in 1995 by Pablo Miller, a British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS, better known by the acronym "MI6") agent in Madrid.  MI6 assigned Skripal his spy nickname: "Forthwith."  After a successful espionage service under diplomatic cover in Madrid, Tallinn, and Warsaw, Miller retired and settled in the small town of Salisbury in the south of England, about 80 miles from London. Skripal was at that time sitting in a Russian prison.  In 2010, an exchange of spies took place in Vienna (Russia gave up four convicts for...(Read Full Article)