“Those who believe Steele consider him a hero, a latter-day Paul Revere who, at personal risk, tried to provide an early warning about the Kremlin’s unprecedented meddling in a U.S. campaign. Those who distrust him say he is merely a hired gun leading a political attack on Trump.” As the Mueller investigation makes progress and the memo wars continue, you’re going to be hearing a lot more about Christopher Steele. Here’s WaPo with an excellent look at who he is and we got here. Hero or hired gun? How a British former spy became a flash point in the Russia investigation.

+ Meanwhile, Russian efforts to influence American politics continue, unabated (and by some, unacknowledged). This is one way they do what they do. How Twitter Bots and Trump Fans Made ReleaseTheMemo Go Viral.