The Plot Thickens=> Fusion GPS Was Hired To Prove Trump-Russia Collusion After Alleged DNC Hack
Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson has some explaining to do. According to reports, Fusion GPS was hired to prove a ‘Trump-Putin conspiracy’ after the DNC was allegedly hacked by Russia.
Washington Times reports:
In addition, the committee wants transactions related to the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative news site funded by GOP-mega-donor Paul Singer. The Beacon first hired Fusion in 2015 to investigate then-candidate Donald Trump, an anathema to many D.C. establishment Republicans.
The Free Beacon says the payments stopped in April 2016. Fusion then sought funds from the Democrats. After the Democratic National Committee announced on June 22, 2016 that Russia had hacked its computer network, Fusionhired Mr. Steele to prove there was a Trump-Putin conspiracy.
The House filings stated, “The committee has a clear investigative interest in scrutinizing Beacon’s public claims regarding its relationship with Fusion GPS.”
The report raises questions about both the timing of Fusion GPS’s “investigation,” into potential ties between President Trump and Putin (none have been found thus far), and the alleged Kremlin-lead DNC hack attack. Was the research firm hired to shift the blame from a DNC leaker or other party to Russia?
The news comes amid reports that the research firm was caught hiding bank transactions from House investigators.
“Fusion and the House at first worked out a deal for relevant banks records. But House lawyers say they learned that Fusion withheld 112 transactions pertinent to the Russia probe,” reports Rowan Scarborough of the Washington Times.
On Tuesday, a federal court unsealed Fusion GPS’s bank records, shining new light on Russia-related payments made by the firm behind the infamous ‘Trump dossier.’