Fusion GPS Paid Liberal Reporters to Push Their Propaganda That Was Funded by Russians
Unsealed court documents reveal that Fusion GPS, the firm behind the salacious 34-page Trump-Russia Dossier, was paid $523,000 by a Russian businessman convicted of tax fraud and money laundering.
The Russian businessman’s lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, was a key figure in the infamous June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower arranged by Fusion GPS associate Rob Goldstone.
And now this…
Fusion GPS was paying liberal reporters between June 2016 and Februaryto push their propaganda.
Newly filed court documents confirm that Fusion GPS made payments to three journalists between June 2016 until February 2017. https://t.co/eF7ypJ4RTT
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) November 22, 2017
Washington Examiner reported:
Newly filed court documents confirm that Fusion GPS, the company mostly responsible for the controversial “Trump dossier” on presidential candidate Donald Trump, made payments to three journalists between June 2016 until February 2017.
The revelation could be a breakthrough for House Republicans, who are exploring whether Fusion GPS used the dossier, which was later criticized for having inaccurate information on Trump, to feed anti-Trump stories to the press during and after the presidential campaign. The three journalists who were paid by Fusion GPS are known to have reported on “Russia issues relevant to [the committee’s] investigation,” the House Intelligence Committee said in a court filing.
But the recipients’ names, the amounts, and purposes of those payments were either redacted from the documents that Fusion GPS filed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia or were not disclosed.
Fusion has asked the court to issue a restraining order against the House committee, which is demanding documents from the company that, among other things, explain the payments it made to reporters. Most of the documents sought are banking records.