'He took a fact and blew it up into a story that wasn't true': Former British spy behind Trump dirty dossier is accused of smearing a Cambridge University political rival 32 years ago --Former MI6 agent fled his £2m home and went into hiding over dodgy document --Steele accused of smearing a political rival by claiming he supported apartheid | 11 Feb 2017 | The former British spy behind the discredited Donald Trump dossier is accused of twisting the truth in similar fashion, three decades ago, by smearing a political rival. Steele, described by university contemporaries as ruthlessly ambitious, allegedly badmouthed former Cambridge Union Vice President Lance Forman, wrongly accusing him of supporting apartheid. Now, 32 years later, according to Mr Forman, the former MI6 agent has behaved equally badly, tarnishing the President with lurid claims, linking him to Russian prostitutes. 'When I heard about the Trump dossier, I thought: 'He hasn't changed at all, has he?',' Mr Forman told MailOnline. 'He took a fact and blew it up into a story which wasn't true.'