(CNSNews.com) – Transcripts released Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee say that Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of Fusion GPS, had dinner with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya both the day before and the day after she met with Donald Trump, Jr. at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016.
Simpson had business dealings with Veselnitskaya, and that included a court hearing in New York on June 9, 2016. But Simpson said he did not know about the June 9, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower. He said the subject never came up at either of the dinners he had with Veselnitskaya on June 8 or 10, 2016; and he was “stunned” to learn about it later in The New York Times.
Veselnitskaya, however, told the committee that “no,” she did not have contact with Glenn Simpson on June 8, 9, or 10, 2016. In written responses to questions from the committee, she disputed a news report saying she met with Simpson before and after the Trump Tower meeting.
But in response to another written question, she said she met with Simpson on an “as-needed basis,” but “I cannot name specific dates because I do not keep a log of my meetings…”
“Since April of 2016, Obama for America…” It’s not just the Hillary campaign and the DNC. Obama’s Obama for America, the stepchild of the Organizing for America PAC “has paid over $972,000 to Perkins Coie,” nearly a million dollars, that they also paid in 2012.
RUSH LIMBAUGH: Yesterday a news story came across wasn’t brand-new, but I had not heard it prominently in a while. It was in The Daily Caller. The headline: “Obama [Hired] Fusion GPS Investigate Romney.” That, to me, is a bombshell-type revelation. I mentioned at the end of the program yesterday. “Obama [Hired] Fusion GPS Investigate Romney.” This is during the 2012 campaign. “The Barack Obama presidential campaign hired Fusion GPS in 2012 to dig up dirt on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to a book released” this week.
“The Obama campaign hid its payments to Fusion GPS through its law firm,” that we’ve also heard of, “Perkins Coie. The arrangement is similar to the one that the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee used to pay Fusion for its investigation of then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016.” Now, this is amazing in several ways. First, how is it possible that no one in the news media ever investigated this? We had Harry Reid telling lies about Romney not paying his taxes.
We had the Democrats and the media telling lies about Romney’s employees dying of cancer and Romney not caring, and then the old story about Romney being anti-animals ’cause he put his dog on the roof of the station wagon one family vacation. It was known that Fusion GPS was digging up dirt on Romney. It was previously known. Kimberley Strassel at the Wall Street Journal reported on it. She dug up dirt… Remember the name Frank VanderSloot? He was from Oregon. He was a Romney donor, but he was opposed to gay marriage.
And he was investigated and destroyed for that very policy position by these people, by the Obama administration. And it was reported that the Obama campaign was paying this law firm, Perkins Coie, large sums of money. The Federalist discovered the Obama payments to Perkins Coie last October when the Washington Post first revealed that Hillary was paying the same law firm. So how come throughout the 2012 campaign nobody in the media ever thought of investigating whether Obama had used Perkins Coie as a cutout for their payments to Fusion GPS like Hillary did?
“Since April of 2016, Obama for America…” It’s not just the Hillary campaign and the DNC. Obama’s Obama for America, the stepchild of the Organizing for America PAC “has paid over $972,000 to Perkins Coie,” nearly a million dollars, that they also paid in 2012. We know this because of “records filed with the Federal Election Commission. … The Washington Post reported last week that Perkins Coie, an international law firm, was directed by both the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s campaign to retain Fusion GPS in April of 2016 to dig up dirt on then-candidate Donald Trump…”
Now, they’re trying to tell us that it was Trump cheating and messing around with Russia that caused Fusion GPS to get interested and pay a guy to dig some dirt up. When in fact, this is an Obama campaign tactic. It is an Obama campaign policy that began with Romney. And since it worked, it was continued with Hillary Clinton. And I’ve got the Kimberley Strassel story here: “Trolling for Dirt on the President’s List.” It’s May 10th of 2012, and this is about VanderSloot, Frank VanderSloot being targeted because he was a Romney donor who was anti-gay marriage.
Democrat Party anti-America big boss George Soros, along with other Silicon Valley billionaires, appear to be funding Fusion GPS.
From Independent Sentinel:
George Soros, along with other Silicon Valley billionaires, appear to be funding Fusion GPS, the firm that put together the Russia-Trump dossier, the Daily Caller News Foundation reports.
The dossier, in turn, helped launch the Mueller investigation. This explosive information brings us full circle in what can only be described as a coup d’etat against the President.
The information is second-hand but it comes from a source deeply involved in the scandal.
An American lawyer for a Russian oligarch has confirmed that he was told Soros funds Fusion GPS.
Barack Obama used Fusion to get dirt — opposition research — on Mitt Romney. Hillary mimicked the approach to get Trump, with both using the same law firm, Perkins Coie to launder payments.
The opposition research on Trump was dressed up as Intel, then called a dossier, and used to get a warrant to spy on Carter Page and anyone in the Trump campaign he spoke with.
Steele, the author of the dossier, hated Trump and was tied to Obama’s State Department and FBI.
John Kerry ally, Jon Winer, fed information to the FBI and to Steele.
Hillary’s closest ally Sidney Blumenthal and her political ‘fixer’ Cody Shearer provided Russian Kremlin gossip to Winer to give to Steele.
Hillary’s campaign and the DNC paid for the dossier.
Soros funds the company that creates these vicious packets of research. George Soros Funds Fusion GPS
Even one of Mueller’s star witnesses, George Nader is a Clinton donor.
American lawyer, Adam Waldman, served as a back channel between dossier author Christopher Steele and Democratic Sen. Mark Warner. He is now opening up about the explosive testimony he gave to a Senate committee last November.
Waldman said that during an appearance before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) on Nov. 3, he provided information about possible links between billionaire activist George Soros and Fusion GPS, the dossier firm.
At a March 16 meeting he had with Daniel J. Jones, a consultant and former staffer to California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Jones stated he was working with Fusion GPS and that the opposition research firm was funded by a “group of Silicon Valley billionaires and George Soros.” Jones also described Fusion as a “shadow media organization helping the government.”
“He was there as Fusion GPS. He brought up Fusion GPS,” Waldman told TheDCNF of his interaction with Jones.
“It was very, very clear.”
The Daily Caller has referenced this before in another article, an op-ed written by the Russian oligarch receiving a lot of Mueller’s attention.
Russian Oligarch’s Lawyer Was Told Soros Funds Fusion GPS
The Daily Caller published an op-ed by the Russian oligarch at the center if the Manafort case.
LIMBAUGH: If these Russians were charged the way everybody thought charges were gonna happen, then they could charge Hillary, and they could charge Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS. But they can’t be charged just because the Russians have been, because the charges are different.
RUSH: “Well, if Mueller can indict the Russians, why can’t he indict Hillary and Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele?” And the answer is very simple, and it’s also very sneaky. Take a look at that indictment. This indictment is written very, very craftily. It is very, very good in its disinformation. The indictment describes all of the things the Russians were doing to try to interfere in our democratic process. It describes the trolling and the way they were using internet bots and other bad actors to influence the American people to think one way or the other.
But then when you get in the indictment to the charges, you see that the charges are not any of that. No. The Russians are charged with mail fraud. The Russians are charged with wire fraud. The Russians are charged with defrauding the U.S. government. The Russians are charged with identity theft. The Russians weren’t charged with interfering in American elections.
So there was a knee-jerk reaction. “Well, hey, doesn’t this open up Hillary and Steele and Fusion GPS? Doesn’t this just make them the next target?” No. Because Hillary and Fusion GPS, mail fraud? Wire fraud? Defraud the U.S. government? Identity theft? Ha! None of that’s applicable.
HANNITY: Rush Limbaugh had an amazing point on his radio show yesterday about why Mueller only indicted the Russians for certain crimes. He nails it. This is brilliant. Take a look.
RUSH ARCHIVE: The things these Russians were charged with in the Mueller indictment are wire fraud, defrauding the United States, mail fraud. These charges that the Russians were hit with in this indictment have nothing to do with the avowed purpose of the special counsel investigation, literally nothing to do with it.
And if these Russians were charged the way everybody thought charges were gonna happen, then they could charge Hillary, and they could charge Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS. But they can’t be charged just because the Russians have been, because the charges are different.
HANNITY: That’s why they didn’t go after the FEC issues. That’s why they didn’t go after the FARC issue. What Rush is saying here is brilliant, is that Mueller may have been shielding Hillary Clinton by limited the charges announced against the Russian trolls ’cause all of that could have been applied to Fusion GPS, Hillary Clinton, the campaign, Perkins Coie, and the rest of them. Brilliant point.
The [Trump campaign advisor] Carter Page FISA application also cited extensively a September 23, 2016, Yahoo News article by Michael Isikoff, which focuses on Page’s July 2016 trip to Moscow. This article does not corroborate the Steele dossier because it is derived from information leaked by Steele himself to Yahoo News. The Page FISA application incorrectly assesses that Steele did not directly provide information to Yahoo News. Steele has admitted in British court filings that he met with Yahoo News—and several other outlets—in September 2016 at the direction of Fusion GPS. [Clinton campaign law firm] Perkins Coie was aware of Steele’s initial media contacts because they hosted at least one meeting in Washington D.C. in 2016 with Steele and Fusion GPS where this matter was discussed. (Emphasis in original).
In the article, Isikoff makes repeated reference to “a well-placed Western intelligence source” and “intelligence reports” being received by “U.S. officials.” We now know that the well-placed Western intelligence source was, in fact, Steele himself. The intelligence reports being received were, in fact, the dossier itself, passed on to American intelligence agencies by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
The dossier, which then-FBI Director James Comey called “salacious and unverified,” was steadily discredited for months before the FBI and DOJ are alleged in the House Intelligence Committee memo to have made their initial FISA warrant application for Page.
Elsewhere in the House Intelligence Committee memo, it is alleged that then-Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, whose own wife worked at Fusion GPS while it crafted the dossier, met with Steele, who told Ohr he was “desperate” to see Trump defeated in the 2016 presidential election. The FBI and DOJ also concealed this fact.
In October 2016, when the application for a FISA warrant for Page was submitted, Isikoff’s article, therefore, would have appeared as less politically biased alternative source for the information in the dossier DOJ and the FBI knew was politically compromised. The House Intelligence Committee memo strongly suggests this was the motivation in showing the FISC judges the piece from Yahoo! News.
Page sued Yahoo’s parent company “Oath, Inc.” over Isikoff’s article in September 2017, alleging defamation. Oath is itself a subsidiary of Verizon and also owns the similarly left-leaning HuffPo, which Steele also included in his lawsuit for publishing an article similar to Isikoff’s.
Paul Sperry :DEVELOPING: Fusion GPS co-founder Simpson is STILL actively investigating Trump for Russian ties but REFUSES to name his new client (Special Counsel MUELLER’s office?) and Democrats are trying to block Republicans from confirming the identify of his new client (b/c it’s MUELLER?)
The controversial research firm Fusion GPS is still investigating alleged ties between President Trump’s 2016 election campaign and Russia, according to several sources who spoke to this reporter.
What’s not known is who is paying for the continuing research? Fusion GPS officials could not be reached immediately for comment.
In October, the Washington Post revealed that Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign paid the now embattled research firm Fusion GPS to fund the research into the dossier. Marc E. Elias, who was a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC allegedly retained Fusion GPS, but the campaign failed to disclose those payments on its finance records.
DEVELOPING: Fusion GPS co-founder Simpson is STILL actively investigating Trump for Russian ties but REFUSES to name his new client (Special Counsel MUELLER's office?) and Democrats are trying to block Republicans from confirming the identify of his new client (b/c it's MUELLER?)
TEL AVIV — Glenn R. Simpson, the co-founder of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS, stated in testimony it “makes sense” to him that the FBI paid for a trip to Rome by the former British spy who was contracted by Simpson’s company to produce the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier.
Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent, to do the work cited in the anti-Trump dossier. Last July, Steele reportedly traveled to Rome, where he met with an FBI contact to supply the agency with the anti-Trump dossier and other information he found during the course of his anti-Trump work.
Steele’s dossier reportedly served as some of the basis for the FBI’s investigation into Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and unsubstantiated claims of coordination with Russia.
In August 22 testimony released last week and reviewed in full by Breitbart News, Simpson stated that Steele’s outreach to the FBI was “something that Chris took on on his own.”
Simpson stated that as far as he knew Fusion GPS did not fund Steele’s trip to Rome to meet with the FBI. He said he believes that the trip expenses may have been reimbursed by the FBI.
“I don’t think we did,” Simpson stated, referring to whether Fusion GPS paid for Steele’s travel to Rome to meet with the FBI. “I have no information that we paid for it.”