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Fusion GPS co-founder reaches deal with the House Intelligence Committee and will testify about his role in the Russian dossier

November 8, 2017

  You may remember back in October representatives of Fusion GPS appeared before the House Intelligence Committee to testify on its role in the mostly debunked Russian dossier and pleaded the Fifth. Shortly thereafter the House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena to gain access to the “opposition research” firm’s financial records and the firm responded by filing an injunction to keep their financial records hidden. It was then reported that Fusion GPS and the House Intelligence Committee reached an agreement to gain access to the firm’s financial records.

  Now it is being reported that a co-founder of Fusion GPS has reached a deal with the House Intelligence Committee and will testify. Here is more:

Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of the opposition research firm behind the unverified Trump ‘dossier,’ has reached an agreement with the House Intelligence Committee to testify voluntarily on his involvement in the controversial project.

Simpson, who had been under a subpoena, appeared with his attorneys on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to negotiate the terms of his return next week.

The Fusion GPS co-founder and former Wall Street Journal reporter last appeared on Capitol Hill in August, when he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee for 10 hours. 

Simpson’s attorney Joshua Levy said his client will testify voluntarily and “will tell the truth.” Levy added that he is seeking to strike a balance between the committee’s right to information and Fusion GPS’ “privileges and legal obligations.”

  This is interesting because Simpson was not one of Fusion GPS’s representatives who pleaded the Fifth, he has already testified for 10 hours so it seems immunity would not what he would be seeking. This would naturally lead many to believe–and this was my first thought–that the deal included an agreement by the House Intelligence Committee to stop seeking the firm’s financial records but according to the above-linked article this was not discussed.

  This brings the issue back around to immunity and what this next round of questions will be about. Yesterday we found out that a co-founder of Fusion GPS met with the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. under false pretenses both right before and right after said meeting. This looks like it was a setup considering Fusion GPS was funded by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee.

  And it just so happens that Glen Simpson is the Fusion GPS co-founder who met with the Russian lawyer. I find it interesting that one day after we learned about these suspicious meetings with the Russian lawyer Simpson has struck a deal with the House Intelligence Committee to testify about his role in the Russian dossier…

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. November 8, 2017 11:31 pm

    I suppose business at Confusion is down and the attorney bills are mounting. Also he has to be aware of the Buzzfeed libel ligation and Carter Page’s testimony of denial, so the future looks bleak and possibly expensive.

    It’s OK if your Hillary and can write a book to fund your attorney’s and hit men etc.

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  2. Brittius permalink
    November 9, 2017 4:30 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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  3. November 9, 2017 8:49 am

    How about one of these hearings being open????

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  4. November 9, 2017 1:10 pm

    OT but goes with some of these “diversion tactics” and the like, but mostly to give a “reasoning” behind distrust, mistrust and “is there anyone ‘out there’ who’s trustworthy?

    (Steve this might help explain your ‘gut feeling’ about something being transparent with Trump. But as the saying goes, “It is what it is” and we can add, “They are who and what they are.”)

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  5. November 9, 2017 9:46 pm

    There Is also this story by True Pundit

    “On Thursday the United States District Court for the District of Columbia re-assigned the Fusion GPS bank record case to a new federal judge, removing Chutkan from making any additional decisions on the case. This is highly unusual move but in this case quite necessary. ”

    Judge Chutkan is an Obama appointee who has a history of conflict of interest. Apparently True Pundit has been writing about this problem for awhile.

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