Skip to comments.Fusion GPS Partners Make First Public Comments About The Dossier
Posted on 01/02/2018 8:36:38 PM PST by Golden Eagle
Two of the co-founders of the opposition research firm behind the infamous Steele dossier say they are extremely proud of their work investigating Donald Trumps alleged ties to Russia.
But, writing at The New York Times, Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, two partners at Fusion GPS, provide little in the way of evidence to support the core allegations made in their salacious report...
They also write: We dont believe the Steele dossier was the trigger for the F.B.I.s investigation into Russian meddling"...
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
More fake news.
(So you don’t have to click on Polutico....but, so you’ll know what these leftists are up to....)
Fusion GPS to Congress: Release our testimony
The founders of Fusion GPS took to the pages of the New York Times to push back against Republicans who have attacked the firm over a dossier related to the Trump Russia investigation and to urge that their testimony be released.
“We are happy to correct the record. In fact, we already have,” wrote Glenn R. Simpson and Peter Fritsch in an op-ed published Tuesday under the headline “The Republicans’ Fake Investigations.”
During the 2016 campaign, Fusion GPS, a research firm, compiled what came to be known as the Steele dossier, a collection of intelligence reports assessing Donald Trump’s connections to Russia.
The report was written by a former British intelligence officer named Christopher Steele. It has come under fire from some Trump backers, not only because of the inclusion of some as-yet-unproved salacious material but also because they see it as some sort of dubious trigger to the whole Trump Russia investigation.
In their op-ed, Simpson and Fritsch urged Congress to release their testimony: “Republicans have refused to release full transcripts of our firms testimony, even as they selectively leak details to media outlets on the far right. Its time to share what our company told investigators.”
As far as it being the origin of the Russia probe, Simpson and Fritsch wrote that the dossier’s importance has been overstated.
“We dont believe the Steele dossier was the trigger for the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling,” wrote Simpson and Fritsch. “As we told the Senate Judiciary Committee in August, our sources said the dossier was taken so seriously because it corroborated reports the bureau had received from other sources, including one inside the Trump camp.”
The duo wrote that their testimony gave Congress all the ammo it needed to debunk conspiracy theories.
“Three congressional committees have heard over 21 hours of testimony from our firm, Fusion GPS. In those sessions, we toppled the far rights conspiracy theories and explained how The Washington Free Beacon and the Clinton campaign the Republican and Democratic funders of our Trump research separately came to hire us in the first place.”
The op-ed also detailed the origins of the Steele dossier, a report that Simpson and Fritsch said they stood behind.
“Were extremely proud of our work to highlight Mr. Trumps Russia ties. To have done so is our right under the First Amendment,” they wrote.
It’s too late to apologize.
And I believe it was and my belief carries the same weight.
None of this being under oath, the value of this writing is minuscule.
And they contradict the Dems and the media saying that they didn’t trigger any investigation.
Exactly!! Who the he## are they to tell us what they ‘believe’ about ANYTHING dossier related???
Their word is worth 0¢
Free Beacon funded Fusion. Beacon headed by Matthew Continetti, Rino married to daughter of William Kristol.
First, the timeline from Byron York at the Washington Examiner actually shows that the dossier was provided to the FBI first, and was not secondary to this information, if this information ever even was actually provided at that time and not made up by the New York Times later.
Second, the FISA warrant to wiretap Trump was based on Carter Page's trip to Moscow, not based on Papadopolus. There's no evidence that wiretaps were ever based on anything related to Papodapolus, even in the New York Times.
What a farce.
This is where to help Trump... Russia spread the Russian hooker pee-pee story, even though that would have helped Hillary.
The retarded intelligence community treason has blown up in their face. It makes no sense because it was all a lie.
Doesn’t matter what they think.
Fakie fakie. One would have to have believe in unicorns and skittles rainbows to believe them.
Open source info from Oct 2015 that said her emails were hacked
No surprise here, but of note: the Fusion GPS conspirators plead their case to the New York Times, yet have no real evidence of anything to support their claims. Much like the dossier itself.
This is part of a furious and coordinated effort to downplay the significance of the dossier, now that it has been uncovered as the nexus of a conspiracy between the Clinton campaign, Fusion and the FBI to derail the Trump campaign and the Trump presidency with fraudulent allegations of treasonous acts in league with a foreign power.
The memo has clearly gone out to “friendly media” that they are to spin the NY Slimes story from this weekend in hope of creating a distraction - Chuck Ross at MSNBC had a particularly dissimulating, dishonest example earlier today (link NOT provided).
These people are scum and they are afraid of what is coming in the next few hours.
IIRC, the Washington Free Beacon has been posted here on FR as the source for other "news" items. Never heard of that site off of FR.
Actually, that is true.
The 'dossier' was just the paperwork used to make pulling the trigger legal.
And that they were hacked in 2011, long before Trump launched his campaign!
I love that music video. Excuse my ignorance, but who is the band?
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