Arthur Snell

Arthur Snell worked for the Foreign Office for 16 years. He now runs a business intelligence firm.

How to Read the Trump Dossier

Arthur Snell, 5 January 2017

What should an experienced reader of intelligence make of the dossier? A small number of the reports appear to contain well-sourced, triangulated intelligence. That does not make them true, but the reader may usefully assume their likelihood while considering wider evidence. Other reports are hard to credit; this does not make them false, but the reader should treat their claims with scepticism even where there seems to be corroboration or confirmation.

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