On Tuesday, a federal court unsealed Fusion GPS’s bank records, the firm behind the fake ‘Trump dossier.’
The records show that Fusion GPS paid journalists for work during the Trump-Russia ‘collusion’ hysteria. The journalists have not yet been identified.
Daily Caller reports:
The unsealed documents also reveal details of the House committee’s requests for records related to Fusion’s payments to journalists.
The document shows that the committee sought records related to “five Fusion payments to research and Russia expert [name redacted], and production of three additional payments.”
[…]The unsealed filings show that Fusion argued against releasing records related to payments to journalists.
JOHN McCAIN’S HEALTH ‘DECLINING’ SINCE ROLE IN TRUMP DOSSSIER, MEDIA LEAKS, COMEY AND URANIUM ONE DISCOVERED
- John McCain’s role in Trump media leaks, the Trump dossier, Uranium One, McCain’s dealings with Comey, and other questionable ties of McCain’s private foundation are all growing, McCain is in a wheel chair.
( True Pundit ) It’s uncanny how Sen. John McCain’s health declines every time the walls are closing in on the scandals he is implicated in.
It’s almost like a script of a play or a canceled TV pilot.
Today, as McCain’s name has surfaced in more anti-Trump scandals, he showed up to the Senate in a wheelchair
Perhaps he actually needs the chair. But ask any true conservative about it and they will surely snicker.
Is McCain a faker?
Who would allege he is faking brain cancer? No one is saying that.
But McCain’s emergency surgery on his eye was more than convenient, followed by his brain cancer diagnosis.
McCain was scheduled to answer Congressional inquiries about his role in the tainted Trump dossier and other assorted leaks coming from his office related to Trump before he was whisked from the Hill for emergency medical reasons.
He never did testify. Instead he keep trashing President Trump. And still does.
Now as the topic of McCain’s role in Trump media leaks, the Trump dossier, Uranium One, McCain’s dealings with Comey, and other questionable ties of McCain’s private foundation are all growing, McCain is in a wheel chair.
What’s next, a hammock?
( Daily Caller ) Years before Fusion GPS became famous for its work on the Trump dossier, the opposition research firm worked for Tom Steyer, the billionaire Democratic donor currently waging a $20 million TV campaign to impeach President Trump.
A Daily Caller investigation reveals that in 2012, Steyer, a hedge fund chieftain and environmental activist, hired Fusion GPS and its founding partner, Glenn Simpson, to conduct an investigation to help pass a ballot initiative aimed at closing a tax loophole for California businesses and funneling money to clean energy projects.
Steyer poured $32 million into “Yes on Prop 39,” a committee he formed to support ballot initiative Proposition 39. The successful campaign made Steyer a rising star in the world of Democratic politics. The party’s most generous donor in the 2016 election cycle — giving more than $90 million to various political action committees — Steyer is said to be considering running for political office.
The connection between Fusion GPS to Steyer and his “Yes on Prop 39” campaign has not been previously reported, and there is almost no public information linking them.
But a Sept. 24, 2012 press release shows that Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, was part of the “Yes on Prop 39” California Tax Transparency Project team.
KARMA! CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST HILLARY CLINTON, JOHN PODESTA AND FUSION GPS WHO BOTH MET AFTER TRUMP DOSSIER WAS PUBLISHED
WOW! Class Action Suit: SWEIGERT v. JOHN PODESTA, Hillary for America (HFA), Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner, Debbie Wasserman & more regarding: URANIUM, FUSION GPS, Fraud etc. https://www.unitedstatescourts.org/federal/dcd/190971/1-0.html … …
John Podesta Met With Fusion GPS Founder After Trump Dossier Was Published
( Daily Caller ) Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta met with the founder of the opposition research firm behind the Trump dossier just after the dirty document was published earlier this year, according to a new report in The New York Times.
The revelation is significant because Podesta, a longtime Democratic operative, recently told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he did not know who paid the research firm, Fusion GPS, to produce the dossier, which BuzzFeed published on Jan. 10.
An associate of Podesta’s told The Times that he met with Glenn Simpson, the founding partner of Fusion GPS, to compare notes about Russia’s meddling in the election.
Podesta’s associate told The Times that Simpson was considering whether his firm should continue its investigation of Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.
The Times report does not say whether Podesta and Simpson discussed the Clinton campaign’s involvement in the dossier project.
It was reported last month that Perkins Coie, the law firm that represented the Clinton campaign and DNC, hired Fusion GPS in April 2016 to investigate Trump. Fusion hired former British spy Christopher Steele that June to investigate Trump’s activities in Russia.
Perkins Coie paid Fusion GPS just over $1 million for its work on the project. Fusion paid Steele $168,000.
JUDICIAL WATCH SUES DOJ REGARDING THE FUSION PLANTED RUSSIAN LAWYER WHO MET DONALD TRUMP JR. AT TRUMP TOWER
BREAKING: Judicial Watch sued DOJ for communications related to the immigration parole of Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya – the Russian attorney who met w/ Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower & whose immigration parole was refused during the time when the meeting occurred.
Veselnitskaya met with Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, before and after she met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower in June.
Natalia Veselnitskaya was denied a U.S. visa in 2015 and special permit to enter the U.S. expired in early 2016 and her request to extend her parole was denied , however.
Natalia was granted temporary ‘immigration parole’ by New York federal prosecutors and able to enter the U.S. in June of 2016 to meet with Don Jr. at Trump Tower, New York.
Via Judicial Watch:
Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian attorney who met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower, had her immigration parole refused for the period in which the meeting occurred.
Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for all records of communications relating to Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya’s immigration parole. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-02357)).
Any and all records of communications sent to or from officials in the Offices of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General regarding an immigration parole issued to Russian national Natalia Veselnitskaya between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016.
PLANTED RUSSIAN LAWYER MET WITH FUSION GPS BEFORE AND AFTER MEETING WITH DONALD TRUMP JR. AT TRUMP TOWER
Fox News reports:
The opposition research firm has faced renewed scrutiny after litigation revealed that the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid for that research. Congressional Republicans have since questioned whether that politically financed research contributed to the FBI’s investigation of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – making Fusion’s 2016 contacts with Russian interests all the more relevant.
[…]But hours before the Trump Tower meeting on June 9, 2016, Fusion co-founder and ex-Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson was with Veselnitskaya in a Manhattan federal courtroom, a confidential source told Fox News. Court records reviewed by Fox News, email correspondence and published reports corroborate the pair’s presence together. The source told Fox News they also were together after the Trump Tower meeting.
Washington Times reports:
Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, signed a subpoena to force a bank to turn over Fusion’s financial records. He wants to know who paid for the dossier, which was written in a series of 18 memos by former British spy Christopher Steele. He relied almost exclusively on unidentified Kremlin sources.
Fusion went to federal court to block the move, but the law firm Perkins Coie LLP, whose partner Marc E. Elias is the Clinton’s campaign’s general counsel, intervened. It filed a letter acknowledging it had paid Fusion for the dossier on behalf of Democrats. Fusion and Mr. Nunes then worked out an agreement on access to some of the firm’s financial records.
Mr. Nunes wants more information. The widened net includes the names of journalists and law firms that Fusion might have paid.