Fusion GPS Lawyer Told Congress ‘Somebody’s Already Been Killed’ Because of Russia Dossier
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) unilaterally released Fusion GPS’s full testimony from an August 2017 interview Tuesday.
Congressional investigators interviewed Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson about the Russia dossier; Republican leaders pushed back on the release of the transcript.
Josh Levy, an attorney for Glenn Simpson said in the closed-door interview over the summer that somebody’s already been killed because of the Russia dossier!
Fox News reported:
An attorney for the co-founder of opposition research firm Fusion GPS revealed during a closed-door interview this summer with congressional investigators that “somebody’s already been killed” as a result of the publication of the anti-Trump dossier.
“He wants to be very careful to protect his sources,” Josh Levy, an attorney for Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, said during an Aug. 22 Senate Judiciary Committee interview of his client. “Somebody’s already been killed as a result of the publication of this dossier and no harm should come to anybody related to this honest work.”
Levy doesn’t elaborate on who was killed. The website BuzzFeed first published the dossier online last January, airing its unverified allegations about President Trump’s connections with Russia.
According to CNBC some initial highlights include Glenn Simpson talking about how the Trump Organization handles paying taxes.
- Fusion GPS did not secure full access to Trump’s tax returns, Simpson said: “They were Trump properties and I believe we may have reviewed some public information about estate taxes and things like that. We didn’t have access to his tax returns.”
- Simpson said he only become aware of the infamous Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer when it was reported in the New York Times. “I was stunned.”
- Fusion GPS concluded that Trump “exaggerated” his properties’ worth in legal filings — but they did not indicate or show connections to Russia: “Not that I recall.”
- Simpson had no “factual reason to believe” the Trump Tower meeting was a Russian attempt to make contact with the Trump campaign, but: “You know, as a sort of question of counterintelligence and just general investigation of Russian methods and that sort of thing, I think that’s a reasonable interpretation.”
It is important to note that Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson was with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya just hours before the Trump Tower meeting AND saw her again shortly after.
Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller said, “It’s been theorized that this is ex-KGB guy Oleg Erovkinin, who was chief of staff to Igor Sechin. But he was killed under suspicious circumstances on Dec. 26, 2016, before the dossier was published.”
It’s been theorized that this is ex-KGB guy Oleg Erovkinin, who was chief of staff to Igor Sechin. But he was killed under suspicious circumstances on Dec. 26, 2016, before the dossier was published. https://t.co/mnFnAUT5PY
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) January 9, 2018