“During this time (1999) Sergei Skripal [a senior Russian intelligence officer] was recruited by Pablo Miller, head of British intelligence in Tallinn working under the cover of first secretary of the British embassy in Estonia.”
Itar-Tass news agency — March 2000
Pablo Miller — aka Antonio Alvarez de Hidalgo — was an MI6 agent. He worked as first secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours on 13 June 2015 for service to British foreign policy.
Today, Pablo Miller is at the center of three major stories: The Skripals’ poisoning in Salisbury, the Steele dossier against Donald Trump and the very murky Integrity Initiative organization.
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In the early 1990s, MI6 agent Pablo Miller recruited Sergei Skripal. Miller’s main task was recruiting Russians to provide information about their country to the British.
Fast forward. Miller is now working with a British security consultancy named Orbis Business Intelligence.
Orbis is the same private intelligence agency as that of Christopher Steele.
And now, we just learned that Pablo is on the email list of the Integrity Initiative organization.
Can we just agree that this is quite a bit of a ‘coincidence’ for a retired old man?
In the aftermath of the Skripal incident, the UK government moved quickly to ‘protect’ the identity of Pablo Miller.
On March 7, a DSMA-Notice 05 (Personnel and their Families who work in Sensitive Positions) was issued to all UK editors.
[A DSMA-Notice is an official request to news editors not to publish or broadcast items on specified subjects for reasons of national security.]
Nevertheless, we learned that Pablo Miller worked with Christopher Steele — another MI6 officer — at “Orbis Business Intelligence”, the company that compiled the controversial dossier on Donald Trump and Russia.
A D-Notice was already issued against British journalists revealing the identity of Christopher Steele.
[The use of a D-Notice is not a rare event. But it is not used very frequently either. I believe that a couple of such notices have been issued annually on average in the UK over the last ten years. And we KNOW that at least three of these notices were issued in connection with the Skripal and Orbis stories.]
The BBC and the Guardian lost no time in confusing the issue. On March 8, BBC Gordon Corera tweeted that his sources were certain that no link exists between Skripal and Orbis or Christopher Steele.
On the same day, Guardian journalist Luke Harding suggested that Miller never worked for Orbis.
These claims were obviously untrue. Pablo Miller had listed his employment by Orbis Business Intelligence on his LinkedIn profile. [This piece of information was quickly deleted.]
The Orbis research on Trump was contracted by a US company — Fusion GPS — and paid for by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Convention.
From late 2016 to early 2017, Christopher Steele had repeated contact — with the FBI’s knowledge and approval — with a U.S. Justice Department official named Bruce Ohr, whose wife works for the opposition-research firm Fusion GPS — the firm that hired Steele to research Trump’s Russia ties.
Sergei Skripal, MI6 Spies, D-Notices and a “Dodgy Dossier”
The Skripal story seems to have increasingly more to do with agents of a type which used to work for Her Majesty’s MI6, than it does with any agents of the Russian nerve kind.
The UK government issued D-Notices on Christopher Steele, Pablo Miller and Orbis Business Intelligence.
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