The controversial research firm Fusion GPS is still investigating alleged ties between President Trump’s 2016 election campaign and Russia, according to several sources who spoke to this reporter.
What’s not known is who is paying for the continuing research? Fusion GPS officials could not be reached immediately for comment.
In October, the Washington Post revealed that Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign paid the now embattled research firm Fusion GPS to fund the research into the dossier. Marc E. Elias, who was a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC allegedly retained Fusion GPS, but the campaign failed to disclose those payments on its finance records.
Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Florida Republican and Chairman of the National Security Subcommittee, sent a letter last week to House Speaker Paul Ryan, asking him to direct Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes , R-CA to declassify documents given to the committee related to the dossier. He asked Nunes to utilize the process known as Rule X to make the documents available to the American people and said Fusion GPS’s continuing research into President Trump should be investigated.
DeSantis told this reporter that releasing the information on the dossier and the classified FISA applications is the first step in getting the truth to the public.
“Congress needs to determine the role played by Fusion GPS in the Russia matter and that includes any current Fusion activity,” said DeSantis. “Fusion has not been forthright with Congress and the American people deserve the facts.”
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DEADLY DOSSIER: Fusion GPS Says People Have BEEN MURDERED Over Trump Dossier
The attorney representing the shady opposition firm Fusion GPS shocked lawmakers earlier this year, telling congressional investigators that somebody’s already “been killed” in the aftermath of the publication of the now debunked ‘Trump Dossier,’ raising new questions over how the document was financed and created.
Lawyers defending Fusion GPS used the strange assertion to help protect their sources behind the shady dossier, saying the firm wants to be “very careful” to prevent future casualties.
“He wants to be very careful to protect his sources,” Josh Levy, an attorney for Fusion GPS told the Senate Judiciary Committee in August. “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.”
According to Fox News, Levy’s statement is contained in a flood of transcripts released by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who published the lengthy interview between investigators and Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson.
“The innuendo and misinformation circulating about the transcript are part of a deeply troubling effort to undermine the investigation into potential collusion and obstruction of justice,” Feinstein said in a statement. “The only way to set the record straight is to make the transcript public.”
FAMILY TIES: Fusion GPS Hired WIFE of DOJ Official to SNOOP on Trump
The co-founder of the shady opposition research firm Fusion GPS admitted to Congressional investigators that his organization hired the wife of a top DOJ official to help investigate President Trump; raising new questions over how the infamous ‘Trump Dossier’ was compiled and who financed the phony report.
According to recently obtained court documents, Glenn Simpson told federal authorities that his firm held high-level meetings with Bruce Ohr –who was recently demoted from the Department of Justice for failing to disclose his meetings with Fusion GPS- and hired his wife, Nellie Ohr, to help investigate then-candidate Donald Trump last year.
“Fusion GPS has attracted scrutiny because Republican lawmakers have spent the better part of this year investigating whether the dossier, which was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, served as the basis for the Justice Department and the FBI to obtain FISA surveillance last year on a Trump campaign adviser named Carter Page,” reports Fox News.
On Tuesday, senior Trump attorney Jay Sekulow called for a second special counsel to investigate possible conflicts of interest surrounding Ohr and other Department of Justice officials.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he was “aware” of Sekulow’s request, adding that he will pursue the “appropriate course of action.”
“I’ve put a senior attorney, with the resources he may need, to review cases in our office and make a recommendation to me … if things aren’t being pursued that need to be pursued, if cases may need more resources to complete in a proper manner, and to recommend to me if the standards for a special counsel are met,” said Sessions.