Malloch: GLENN SIMPSON Is Still Propagating Propaganda
Glenn Simpson, head of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, doesn’t want to testify before a House Committee.
He isn’t taking the Fifth.
He is refusing to testify altogether.
He has something to hide.
He has been caught in probable perjury.
Simpson has lied before Congress before and he makes a living doing so to the press.
He should be held in Contempt of Congress.
‘Contempt of Congress’ is defined in statute, 2 U.S.C.A. § 192, enacted in 1938, which states that any person who is summoned before Congress who “wilfully makes default, or who, having appeared, refuses to answer any question pertinent to the question under inquiry” shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a maximum $1,000 fine and 12 month imprisonment.
Who is this nefarious Simpson character, anyway?
In October 2015, with the 2016 election just over a year away, the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website, hires the American research firm Fusion GPS to conduct opposition research on Donald J. Trump and other Republican presidential candidates.
They call in one, yes, — Glenn Simpson.
Why would a Republican-funded website be looking for dirt on their own nominees?
Well, Trump, as we’ve come to know, is no ordinary politician: He’s unpredictable, volatile, and shoots from the hip.
Unlike every other politician, he’s anything but boring—he’s a showman.
And when a man like Trump throws his red hat into the ring of the biggest show on Earth, he is bound to be the star of the show.
And the star of the show is always subject to the most attack.
Even his Republican counterparts want dirt on him.
The world of conservative journalism exploded during the Obama years. They attacked everything he did—from his birth certificate, to his health care plan, to his socialist outlook, to his anti-Israel Muslim- favoring foreign policy.
The Washington Free Beacon was launched into this competitive and vituperative political environment in the spring of 2012.
The new rag was dedicated to uncovering the stories that “the powers that be hope will never see the light of day” and producing “in-depth investigative reporting on a wide range of issues, including public policy, government affairs, international security, and media.”
There was nothing they wouldn’t touch—so long as it fit their neo- con agenda and attacked Obama.
The Free Beacon wanted “No Bama.” This blatantly neoconservative publication regarded its role as a mobilizer for citizens by publicizing stories that would influence coverage in mainstream media. They wanted to get attention and didn’t care how they did it. One thing is certain: the Free Beacon is at the core of the hunt for Red November. Leading up to November, they’ll instigate and thrive on anti-Trump venom, broadcasting their views widely in an attempt to take him down.
One man in particular is the financial backing behind this diatribe: Paul Singer, a huge hedge fund magnate who has also been an activist investor.
Singer is also founder of NML Corporation, a Cayman Islands offshore unit that is tied to his hedge fund. It is based offshore for a reason.
Forbes put Singer’s total wealth at just shy of three billion dollars.
As a very big donor to various Republican candidates, his real philanthropic cause has been LGBTQ rights.
Both Singer and his allies in his firm have for years been the top source of contributions to the National Republican Senatorial Committee. He counts among his close friends Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, and the junior Florida senator, Marco Rubio.
Both were also candidates in the 2016 Republican presidential primary.
Singer has been described as one of the “smartest and toughest” money managers in hedge world. He takes no prisoners and doesn’t like to lose.
Some have branded him a “vulture capitalist” because his fund hovers like that named bird over the dead carcasses of road kill. His model is to buy up sovereign bonds on the cheap and then go after those countries in court and in the press for unpaid debt.
Argentina, Peru, Congo, and other desperate third-world countries have found themselves in his sights.
And he has cashed in. Boy has he cashed in.
Singer originally picked up the bill for Fusion GPS’s research, which was done for the Free Beacon.
Singer is connected all over established Washington and in the halls of power. One of his best pals is the neocon idol, William Kristol.
Kristol himself is editor in chief of the Weekly Standard, a Rupert Murdoch-backed neoconservative weekly, and was the font of all Never Trumpism.
William Kristol’s daughter, Anne, is married to Matthew Continetti, the editor of, what else, the Washington Free Beacon. Must have been a family affair. So, Fusion GPS agrees to pay Christopher Steele and his firm a grand total of $168,000 to create the special dossiers on Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.
Fusion GPS was founded in 2011 by none other than, Glenn R. Simpson, a former investigative reporter who worked on Capitol Hill for Roll Call and the Wall Street Journal.
Simpson rarely makes appearances or gives interviews, preferring to be clandestine.
He co-authored the book Dirty Little Secrets, with the University of Virginia hack political CNN TV pundit, Larry Sabato. In the book they addressed things like “street money” and voter fraud.
A longtime Democrat, Simpson used to write stories for the Capital Hill rag, Roll Call, where he broke the story on GOPAC, which implicated Newt Gingrich.
He likes to “catch” Republicans.
While Simpson claims to be bipartisan, he is nothing of the sort.
Simpson’s firm had been accused of having purported connections with Russia and may have acted as an unregistered foreign agent for Russia. Unsurprisingly, Simpson and his colleagues deny they were ever involved in lobbying or violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
Prior to founding Fusion GPS, Simpson did equally questionable work for a sheik in the UAE who sought to overthrow his uncle. Simpson and company did the same again in support of the leftist Maduro regime in Venezuela.
In fact, he does this for questionable business entities quite often.
For instance, he did this for Planned Parenthood to discredit its main opponents.
And, most interestingly, he did similar research for the nefarious Russian clients on the Magnitsky Act—an American law that blacklists suspected human rights abusers.
For a company whose founder has such a checkered past, it begs the question, is Fusion GPS’s opposition research standard procedure, or is there something more here? Is it misinformation? Disinformation? Sold to the highest bidder, or favoring establishment politics over an upstart like Trump?
Is there collusion between Fusion GPS, Orbis Business Intelligence, the MI6 foreign agent, Christopher Steele, and other Russian entities?
Whatever it may be, with each passing month in 2016, Fusion GPS continues to gather information on Trump, mostly centered around his business and entertainment activities.
On May 3, 2016, Trump is named the presumptive nominee for president, so The Free Beacon stops funding research on him.
But just as the Republicans in Washington DC wrap up their opposition research on Trump, across the country in Seattle, the Democrats have been busy conducting their own and they hire the same Glenn Simpson and Fusion GPS to “take down” Trump at any and all costs.
Simpson knows the whole story and is a player in the saga to depose Trump. He has lied about his meetings with Bruce Ohr and about his connections.
Time to come clean and spill the beans.
Ted Malloch is the author of The Plot to Destroy Trump