Another Fusion GPS “Russia Expert” Edward Baumgartner MISREPRESENTED/LIED ABOUT his work in relation to scurrilous “Steele dossier.”
Baumgartner was with GlennSimpson at the meeting with Russian lawyer Velsenitskaya after she went to Trump Tower to see Donald Trump Jr.
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Andrew Bostom reported:
Fusion GPS Russian expert Ed Baumgartner spoke with reporters in early January where he discussed his election-related research.
“I was never made aware of Chris Steele’s work or the dossier, and it was kept that way deliberately. I would have had nothing to add, anyway.”
But that is not what Glenn Simpson told Senate investigators about Baumgartner.
Simpson told the Senate that Baumgartner helped Steele, who was banned from entering Russia, figure out which hotels Trump stayed in while in Russia and if anyone ever offered him anything while there. But he did that mostly by “reading Russian newspaper accounts and that sort of thing.”…
…Simpson dissembled in similar fashion when asked if he talked to Veselnitskaya about her meeting with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, where she lobbied against Magnistky Act sanctions with a come-on about offering dirt on Clinton that never materialized.
Another #FusionGPS “Russia Expert” #EdwardBaumgartner MISREPRESENTED/LIED ABOUT his work in relation to scurrilous “Steele dossier” & was with #GlennSimpson at meeting with Russian lawyer Velsenitskaya after she went to Trump Tower to see Don Trump Jr. pic.twitter.com/uGAfnGXwQf
— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) January 21, 2018