New Evidence Suggests Glenn Simpson and Chris Steele Were Working Together on Trump-Russia Fake Dossier Long Before Previously Claimed
Guest post by Joe Hoft
Glenn Simpson from Fusion GPS worked on his famous fake Trump – Russia dossier in early 2016 but the timing of his work with British Agent Christopher Steele and for the DNC is now in question!
According to Christopher Steele’s testimony in front of the High Court of Justice in England, Steele was hired by Fusion sometime between June and November of 2016 just before the election.
However, the DNC’s infamous law firm Perkins Coie supposedly hired Fusion GPS on behalf of the DNC in April of 2016, after Paul Manafort was hired by candidate Trump –
So when the Trump campaign named Paul Manafort as its campaign convention manager on March 28, 2016, you can bet that Simpson and Jacoby’s eyes lit up. And as it happened, at the exact same time that Trump hired Manafort, Fusion GPS was in negotiations with Perkins Coie, the law firm representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, to see if there was interest in the firm continuing the opposition research on the Trump campaign they had started for the Washington Free Beacon. In addition to whatever sales pitch Simpson might have offered about Manafort, the Clinton campaign had independent reason to believe that research into Manafort’s connections might pay some real political dividends: A Democratic consultant and Ukrainian-American activist named Alexandra Chalupa, told the Clinton campaign about Manafort’s work for Yanukovich. “I flagged for the DNC the significance of his hire,” Chalupa told CNN in July of this year.
Perhaps it was this alignment of the stars that clinched the deal. According to an Oct. 24, 2017, letter from Perkins Coie, the firm hired Fusion GPS to continue its research in April, shortly after Manafort was hired by Trump.
The problem with this timeline is that Glenn Simpson told the Senate that he worked with Christopher Steele long before the DNC supposedly hired Fusion GPS. Simpson under oath stated that he was working with Steele when Paul Manafort was hired by the Trump team which was in March of 2016 (p. 86 of above link)
So who’s telling the truth? Were Simpson and Steele working together on the fake and fraudulent dossier before being paid by the DNC or did the DNC and their law firm Perkins Coui begin working with them much earlier than expected? Why did Steele say he wasn’t hired by Fusion until June?
hat tip D. Manny