A tangled tale told by a Russian billionaire who Dems wanted to use to reach out to Steele

This Russian billionaire has put the finger on billionaire George Soros in the saga of the Russian dossier. It is not surprising that Mr. Soros would be implicated in something like this. The accusation was made by Oleg Deripaska, who made his fortune in aluminum. But that is not the whole story. It gets even more complicated. See if you can follow this chain of associations.

As Written and Reported By Rick Moran for the American Thinker:

A Russian billionaire says that liberal moneyman George Soros is funding Fusion GPS, the Democratic party opposition research firm that funded the Steele Dossier.

Oleg Deripaska, an aluminum magnate, penned an op ed in the Daily Caller that makes the claim. Fox News obtained secret text messages between Senator Mark Warner and a Washington attorney, Adam Waldman, who represents Mr. Deripaska. Warner was reaching out to Deripaska to get in touch with Christopher Steele, the man who wrote the dossier.

Washington Times:

Mr. Warner used Mr. Waldman as a go-between to reach Mr. Steele, a former British spy to whom the committee wants to speak. The back-and-forth from Warner to Waldman to Steele did not appear to be productive.

Mr. Deripaska, in an op-ed in the Daily Caller, does not touch on Steele but on Fusion and Daniel J. Jones, an ex-intelligence staffer for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat.

Mr. Jones now runs his own investigative firm, Penn Quarter Group, and has been in contact with Fusion, which is still trying to bolster the disputed Steele dossier.

Mr. Deripaska discloses that Mr. Waldman testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and thus Mr. Warner. He said he testified that Mr. Jones told Mr. Waldman that Mr. Soros was funding Fusion.

He writes, “Yet on March 16, 2017, Daniel Jones — himself a team member of Fusion GPS, self-described former FBI agent….




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