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The group behind the fake Russian dossier files an injunction to keep its financial records hidden

October 21, 2017

  Fusion GPS is the group behind the fake Russian dossier which was used to justify a FISA warrant against the Trump campaign and transition team, and is mostly responsible for the Russia collusion investigation.

  It turns out that Fusion GPS is an opposition-research group with shady ties to the Democratic party. The House Intelligence Committee has been conducting an investigation into who was behind pushing this fake document and who paid for it. Fusion GPS has been stonewalling the investigation and two days ago the group’s representatives took the Fifth during their testimony in front of the Congress.

  Now it is being reported here that the Congress has issued a subpoena for the group’s financial records and they are seeking a restraining order. Here is more:

The firm behind the controversial anti-Trump dossier has gone to court in an attempt to block a House committee subpoena for the company’s banking records, two days after Fusion GPS representatives took the Fifth on Capitol Hill. 

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., had issued a subpoena on Oct. 4 for those TD Bank records. But, according to documents reviewed by Fox News, Fusion is seeking a “temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction” to block the release of those records.

Fusion’s filing in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia claimed that complying with the subpoena would “deny Plaintiff and its clients their rights to free speech and expressive association as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution.” 

However, committee Republicans say Fusion is not a media organization and not entitled to the same protections. 

Fusion has refused to tell congressional committees who paid for the dossier or reveal its sources.

The move comes after two top officials from the political research firm invoked their Fifth Amendment right and refused to answer questions Wednesday before the same House panel on Capitol Hill. 

  This dossier was proven to be fake news fairly quickly and yet the Democrats ran with it and the FBI actually used it as part of the reason to investigate Donald Trump. There are reports that John McCain is tied up in this as well and I would suspect the usual gang of suspects within the FBI after what we learned last week about the Uranium One deal.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2017 9:56 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • October 22, 2017 6:34 am

      Thank you.

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      • October 22, 2017 6:36 am

        You’re welcome.

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  2. petermac3 permalink
    October 21, 2017 10:28 am

    Should this injunction be granted we, the american people will once again be treated to the D.C. theater on whose stage those seeking to shred the US constitution incrementally will use it to shield them from the truth leaking out. Once again we will be reminded of Stalin’s never to be forgotten profundity, “The West will sell us the rope we will hang them with.” Meanwhile the Mueller witch hunt rolls along unencumbered.

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    • October 22, 2017 6:35 am

      Sadly you are right, this will just be a dog and pony show like all the others.

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  3. October 21, 2017 11:09 am

    I have a couple thoughts here. First, it seems that the right has taken to a really broad definition of fake. In this case, unsubstantiated is not fake. The dossier is a collection of rumors that were collected in the process of opposition research. It is not fake in the sense that it was created out of whole cloth despite the fact that much of it is not supported by evidence. To be honest, with the number of people killed, I wonder just how “fake” these rumors are.

    In all due respect, this dossier is equivalent to the quality of what passes off as conservative news these days. I would bet that if it had been a Democrat in those pages, it would get unending coverage from Breitbart and Fox News (and this blog 😜).

    Second, I think this is a fishing expedition to out the people and groups who paid for this opposition research. While I think it would a benefit to the country if they lose, I think they will win. The courts already held that political action committees do not have to turn over their lists of donors for the same reason Fusion is claiming. It might be a case of the Republican need to be careful what they wish for because if they win, the Democrats would be able to use the same argument in the future.

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