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Fusion GPS caught withholding bank records from House investigation

November 25, 2017

  The House Intelligence Committee had been seeking the financial records of the firm behind the Russian dossier, Fusion GPS, but the firm was unwilling to turn them over. Fusion GPS went so far as to seek an injunction to keep its financial records secret but at the end of October we learned the firm reached an agreement with the House Intelligence Committee and would turn over the documents.

  It looked like that part of the saga was over but now we are learning, according to this story, that Fusion GPS has been caught withholding 112 documents related to the request. Here is more:

Fusion and the House at first worked out a deal for relevant banks records. But House lawyers say they learned that Fusion withheld 112 transactions pertinent to the Russia probe.

The suspect transactions, House lawyers say, deal with two Russia issues. One is the dossier. The other is Fusion’s payments from another law firm, BakerHostetler. That money came from the Russian firm Prevezon Holdings which is lobbying Washington to repeal a law that brought stiff economic sanctions on President Vladimir Putin’s regime.

In that vein, the House committee wants copies of Fusion bank transfers with other law firms in addition to Perkins Coie and Hostetler.

“Fusion has established a pattern and practice of using law firms as intermediaries to mask the true beneficiaries of its research,” the House filing says.

  It looks like the withheld documents are related, in part, to payments Fusion GPS made to journalists–probably with Free Beacon.

Lawyers representing the House Intelligence Committee made the assertion in a bid to force Fusion to turn over additional bank transactions involving reporters, law firms and a media company.

 

“The committee seeks transactions related to three individual journalists,” stated the House general counsel court filing, “each of whom have reported on and/or been quoted in articles regarding topics related to the committee’s investigation.”

  Free Beacon hired Fusion GPS during the Republican primary to do opposition research on Donald Trump before being hired by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, at which point Fusion GPS began working with foreign agents to bring down Donald Trump. This was already known so why would Fusion GPS not turn over the documents with the others? The plot thickens…

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. November 25, 2017 7:53 pm

    It could be they are hiding their link to BuzzFeed. As you say the plot thickens.

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    • November 25, 2017 7:59 pm

      That could very well be the case!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. November 25, 2017 11:52 pm

    OT but while this is going on, “this” too is going on. I’m glad the State Dept. is being raided. Their the ones who upped the count of allowing refugees in, all on their own. I hope those behind that are already 🔥ed! or will be sooner than later.

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    • November 25, 2017 11:53 pm

      I guess it would help if I left the link … 😴
      http://www.mahablog.com/2017/11/25/tillerson-is-dismantling-the-state-department/

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    • November 26, 2017 7:33 am

      It’s about time somebody started streamlining these organizations! Of course I see John McCain is one of those opposed to this.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. November 26, 2017 6:56 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • November 26, 2017 7:33 am

      Thank you.

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      • November 26, 2017 10:20 am

        You’re welcome.

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  4. November 26, 2017 7:04 pm

    The law of man cannot give freedom. The law of man gives people fear. Devils in people begin to salivate at the mention of their names. They a want to arrest them through people or chew them up with their words. That is not Christ through a pwerson. Man’s laws are obeyed as if they were God’s laws. God’s laws are perverted when God’s laws do what mans laws do. God’s judgment through us is to see who is happier than another and why. Man’s judgment is condemn people seeing who is sadder than another and why.

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  5. November 26, 2017 7:04 pm

    The law of man cannot give freedom. The law of man gives people fear. Devils in people begin to salivate at the mention of their names. They want to arrest them through people or chew them up with their words. That is not Christ through a pwerson. Man’s laws are obeyed as if they were God’s laws. God’s laws are perverted when God’s laws do what mans laws do. God’s judgment through us is to see who is happier than another and why. Man’s judgment is condemn people seeing who is sadder than another and why.

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  6. November 26, 2017 7:05 pm

    The law of man cannot give freedom. The law of man gives people fear. Devils in people begin to salivate at the mention of their names. They want to arrest them through people or chew them up with their words. That is not Christ through a person. Man’s laws are obeyed as if they were God’s laws. God’s laws are perverted when God’s laws do what mans laws do. God’s judgment through us is to see who is happier than another and why. Man’s judgment is condemn people seeing who is sadder than another and why.

    Like

  7. November 26, 2017 7:06 pm

    How do I edit the post?

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    • November 26, 2017 7:59 pm

      I don’t think you can edit a comment, only I can.

      Like

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