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The Washington Free Beacon funded the original Fusion GPS opposition research

October 28, 2017

  We learned last week that the Russian dossier which was used as part of the justification to investigate the Trump campaign for collusion with Russia during the 2016 election–after James Comey saw it fit to leak documents in an attempt to influence the Department of Justice to assign a special prosecutor–was funded by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign.

  But we still did not know who the mysterious Republican was who was funding the original opposition research with Fusion GPS until it was picked up by the Democrats, but according to this story it was The Washington Free Beacon. Here is more:

Lawyers for the conservative publication Washington Free Beacon informed the House Intelligence Committee Friday that the organization was the original funder for the anti-Trump opposition research project with Fusion GPS.

The Free Beacon funded the project from the fall of 2015 through the spring of 2016, whereupon it withdrew funding and the project was picked up by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

The original arrangement between the Free Beacon and Fusion GPS involved opposition research into multiple Republican candidates, not just front-runner Donald Trump.

Sources close to the Free Beacon stress that the project, when the Free Beacon funded it, had nothing to do with Russia and did not involve Christopher Steele, the former British spy who gathered anti-Trump dirt in Russia. Steele was retained by Fusion GPS when the project was funded by Democrats, and not in its initial phase, when the Free Beacon was involved.

  Apparently when the Free Beacon was funding the project they were doing opposition research on several Republican candidates and it appears as if they are open borders/amnesty supporters so I think we can figure out which candidates were in the crosshairs.

  Of course now that Hillary Clinton has become ensnared in the Russian dossier scandal the mainstream media is doing its best to remind people the Republicans had a role in funding the dossier as well but that is not quite true. It was not until after the Democrats took over the funding that Fusion GPS hired a foreign spy with ties to Russia and the focus shifted from simple opposition research into possible criminal activity.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 28, 2017 10:43 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • October 28, 2017 6:23 pm

      Thank you.

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      • October 29, 2017 3:26 am

        You’re welcome.

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  2. Bruce permalink
    October 28, 2017 12:11 pm

    Lots of coverage on this last night on Hannity, and I am still confused. It is clear that two different groups (Free Beacon and the Dems) ordered research. Not too unusual. But the question is who got what product. It sounds like the first request from the free beacon did NOT get the Russian connection package. It was the Dems that got the lies from the guy named Steele, and the info that lead to Muller’s investigation. As Frank Zappa once said, “…ain’t this bogie a mess…”.

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    • October 28, 2017 6:24 pm

      That is the way I understand it as well.

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