What are the odds?
Are the basic assumptions all wrong- was Fusion not retained for campaign research, but to bolster the FBI investigation?
If so, where did he get that info from?
[Mueller report stated FBI investigation officially started late July 2016]
To secure Steele under FBI control and keep Steele quiet? [NDA]
To protect "sources and methods"?
As @TheLastRefuge2 wrote, to cross the dossier/Steele from "opposition research" to official channels?