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    Firm That Contracted Steele Dossier Says It Was 'Shocked' By Findings on Trump

    Firm That Contracted Steele Dossier Says It Was 'Shocked' By Findings on Trump


    By Scott Neuman
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    January 3, 2017


    Glenn Simpson, co-founder of the research firm Fusion GPS, arrives for a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing.

    The founders of the political research firm that commissioned the infamous Russia dossier on Donald Trump say they were "shocked" by the things they say it uncovered and want their full story to be public. Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, founders of the opposition research shop Fusion GPS, also are accusing Republicans in Congress of unfairly targeting them and their company while ignoring "credible evidence of collusion" between Trump's campaign and the Russians who interfered in the 2016 election. Simpson and Fritsch used an op-ed in Wednesday's New York Times to call for the release of transcripts of their 21 hours of closed testimony before congressional investigators. "It's time to share what our company told investigators," Simpson and Fritsch wrote. Fusion GPS was first hired by the conservative news website The Washington Free Beacon to research Trump's alleged ties to Russia during the Republican primaries. To do so, the company hired former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, a longtime Russia expert. Steele did not pay sources for information.

    Trump and GOP lawmakers have sought to portray the 35-page dossier as outrageous and false. The case for collusion, however, goes beyond the dossier and includes outreach by Russian agents to the Trump campaign and meetings between Trump associates and Russians. In fact, in their op-ed, Simpson and Fritsch wrote that congressional committees have "known for months" of credible allegations of collusion but have chosen instead to "chase rabbits." "We suggested investigators look into the bank records of Deutsche Bank and others that were funding Mr. Trump's businesses. Congress appears uninterested in that tip: Reportedly, ours are the only bank records the House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed." "[We] found widespread evidence that Mr. Trump and his organization had worked with a wide array of dubious Russians in arrangements that often raised questions about money laundering," the two wrote. The two acknowledge that they assisted Steele in passing the dossier to Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain "via an emissary." McCain later gave it to FBI Director James Comey. "The goal was to alert the United States national security community to an attack on our country by a hostile foreign power," they wrote. "We did not, however, share the dossier with BuzzFeed, which to our dismay published it last January."
    The owners of Fusion GPS are clearly stating that Republicans on the Congressional investigative hearings regarding the Trump campaign and Russian collusion are ignoring and burying crucial evidence. GPS Fusion founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch are demanding that the House/Senate investigative panels release transcripts of their 21 hours of closed Congressional testimony. Simpson and Fritsch also raise a puzzling question; why haven't Congressional investigative panels subpoenaed pertinent financial records from Deutsche Bank which Trump used extensively after his many US business bankruptcies? Deutsche Bank has admitted laundering billions of dollars for Russian oligarchs.

    Related: The Republicans' Fake Investigations - The New York Times
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    Re: Firm That Contracted Steele Dossier Says It Was 'Shocked' By Findings on Trump

    A third thread on the same topic? This one must really resonate.

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    Re: Firm That Contracted Steele Dossier Says It Was 'Shocked' By Findings on Trump

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    Firm That Contracted Steele Dossier Says It Was 'Shocked' By Findings on Trump




    The owners of Fusion GPS are clearly stating that Republicans on the Congressional investigative hearings regarding the Trump campaign and Russian collusion are ignoring and burying crucial evidence. GPS Fusion founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch are demanding that the House/Senate investigative panels release transcripts of their 21 hours of closed Congressional testimony. Simpson and Fritsch also raise a puzzling question; why haven't Congressional investigative panels subpoenaed pertinent financial records from Deutsche Bank which Trump used extensively after his many US business bankruptcies? Deutsche Bank has admitted laundering billions of dollars for Russian oligarchs.

    Related: The Republicans' Fake Investigations - The New York Times
    Did they also mention that the Steele Dossier is unverified?
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    Re: Firm That Contracted Steele Dossier Says It Was 'Shocked' By Findings on Trump

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    A third thread on the same topic? This one must really resonate.
    No others in this BN forum Howie.


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    Re: Firm That Contracted Steele Dossier Says It Was 'Shocked' By Findings on Trump

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    No others in this BN forum Howie.
    Good enough.

    But, you'll find lively discussion on the others.

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    Re: Firm That Contracted Steele Dossier Says It Was 'Shocked' By Findings on Trump

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    Firm That Contracted Steele Dossier Says It Was 'Shocked' By Findings on Trump




    The owners of Fusion GPS are clearly stating that Republicans on the Congressional investigative hearings regarding the Trump campaign and Russian collusion are ignoring and burying crucial evidence. GPS Fusion founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch are demanding that the House/Senate investigative panels release transcripts of their 21 hours of closed Congressional testimony. Simpson and Fritsch also raise a puzzling question; why haven't Congressional investigative panels subpoenaed pertinent financial records from Deutsche Bank which Trump used extensively after his many US business bankruptcies? Deutsche Bank has admitted laundering billions of dollars for Russian oligarchs.

    Related: The Republicans' Fake Investigations - The New York Times
    Nothing is stopping Simpson and Fritsch from saying in public what they said behind closed doors.

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