The founders of Fusion GPS. Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch came out with a piece in the New York Times that reads like a cover piece to be used by lawyers. In their piece, they claim that their agent Steele knew nothing about the DNC or Clinton funding. Take a stroll back through the comments and actions of Agent Steele and see if you believe them.
As Written and Reported By John Sexton for Hot Air:
Tuesday the NY Times published a piece by the founders of Fusion GPS. Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch spend most of the piece attacking Republicans (this seems to be their specialty). They claim the dossier which they hired Christopher Steele to produce for the DNC and the Clinton campaign was not what motivated the FBI’s investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia [emphasis added] and that they never told Steele who was paying the bills.
We don’t believe the Steele dossier was the trigger for the F.B.I.’s investigation into Russian meddling. As we told the Senate Judiciary Committee in August, our sources said the dossier was taken so seriously because it corroborated reports the bureau had received from other sources, including one inside the Trump camp…
Yes, we hired Mr. Steele, a highly respected Russia expert. But we did so without informing him whom we were working for and gave him no specific marching orders beyond this basic question: Why did Mr. Trump repeatedly seek to do deals in a notoriously corrupt police state that most serious investors shun?
What came back shocked us. Mr. Steele’s sources in Russia (who were not paid) reported on an extensive — and now confirmed — effort by the Kremlin to help elect Mr. Trump president. Mr. Steele saw this as a crime in progress and decided he needed to report it to the F.B.I.
We did not discuss that decision with our clients, or anyone else. Instead, we deferred to Mr. Steele, a trusted friend and intelligence professional with a long history of working with law enforcement. We did not speak to the F.B.I. and haven’t since……..
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