Court Documents – Fusion GPS Paid Individual Journalists and Five Media Companies…

What a tangled web is weaved….  Hillary Clinton paid her lawyers at Perkins Coie for opposition research on candidate Donald Trump.  In turn Perkins Coie paid Fusion GPS to gather information.  Fusion GPS paid Christopher Steele to write the “Russian Dossier”.

The FBI also paid Christopher Steele.  Additionally, prior evidence surfaced suggesting the FBI used the dossier to get FISA warrants against the Trump campaign. And NOW we discover that Fusion GPS paid journalists and five media companies to participate.

Oh, if this ain’t just sketchy as all hell:

WASHINGTON – Newly filed court documents confirm that Fusion GPS, the company mostly responsible for the controversial “Trump dossier” on presidential candidate Donald Trump, made payments to three journalists between June 2016 until February 2017.

The revelation could be a breakthrough for House Republicans, who are exploring whether Fusion GPS used the dossier, which was later criticized for having inaccurate information on Trump, to feed anti-Trump stories to the press during and after the presidential campaign. The three journalists who were paid by Fusion GPS are known to have reported on “Russia issues relevant to [the committee’s] investigation,” the House Intelligence Committee said in a court filing.

But the recipients’ names, the amounts, and purposes of those payments were either redacted from the documents that Fusion GPS filed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia or were not disclosed.

Fusion has asked the court to issue a restraining order against the House committee, which is demanding documents from the company that, among other things, explain the payments it made to reporters. Most of the documents sought are banking records.

One of the documents filed by the company this week was an affidavit from one of Fusion GPS’s co-founders, Peter Fritsch. That affidavit said, in part, “[The House Intelligence Committee] has also demanded records related to transactions between Fusion GPS and certain journalists — i.e., Request Nos. 66, 68-69, 107-112. Those requested records involve transactions that are not pertinent to work related to Russia or Donald Trump.” (read more)

Things could get a whole lot more interesting if Kimberley Strassel is correct in her research and analysis of how the Clinton Campaign paid for the creation of the “Steele Dossier”, pushed it to the FBI, and then used their influence to generate media coverage of it. There’s a lot more questions to be asked; a lot more.

The basic outline as it appears is: Clinton paid for the sketchy dossier to be put together; then pushed it to the FBI (Sally Yates); who then used it to open a counter-intelligence investigation; which was then used to begin wiretaps etc. on Trump; while simultaneously reporters were fed information -from Fusion GPS- about the dossier and intelligence investigation; to start the Russian conspiracy narrative, using leaks within the intelligence investigation which were created by the dossier.

Byron York lays out the timeline and asks a similar set of questions. Additionally, there are strong indications Fusion GPS paid journalists to promote the dossier narrative along with other stories.

Kimberley Strassel – The Steele dossier has already become a thing of John le Carré-like intrigue—British spies, Kremlin agents, legal cutouts, hidden bank accounts. What all this obscures is the more immediate point: The dossier amounts to one of the dirtiest tricks in U.S. political history. It was perpetrated by Team Clinton and yielded a vast payoff for Hillary’s campaign.

The Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign hired the opposition-research firm Fusion GPS in April 2016 to dig up dirt on Donald Trump. Fusion in turn hired former U.K. spook Christopher Steele to assemble the (now largely discredited) dossier. That full dossier of allegations wasn’t made public until after the election, in January 2017. And the media and Democrats continue to peddle the line that it played no role during the election itself.

“Details from the dossier were not reported before Election Day,” ran a recent CNN story. Hillary Clinton herself stressed the point in a recent “Daily Show” appearance. The dossier, she said, is “part of what happens in a campaign where you get information that may or may not be useful and you try to make sure anything you put out in the public arena is accurate. So this thing didn’t come out until after the election, and it’s still being evaluated.”

This is utterly untrue. In British court documents Mr. Steele has acknowledged he briefed U.S. reporters about the dossier in September 2016. Those briefed included journalists from the New York Times , the Washington Post, Yahoo News and others. Mr. Steele, by his own admission (in an interview with Mother Jones), also gave his dossier in July 2016 to the FBI.

Among the dossier’s contents were allegations that in early July 2016 Carter Page, sometimes described as a foreign-policy adviser to Candidate Trump, held a “secret” meeting with two high-ranking Russians connected to President Vladimir Putin. It even claimed these Russians offered to give Mr. Page a 19% share in Russia’s state oil company in return for a future President Trump lifting U.S. sanctions. This dossier allegation is ludicrous on its face. Mr. Page was at most a minor figure in the campaign and has testified under oath that he never met the two men in question or had such a conversation.

Yet the press ran with it. On Sept. 23, 2016, Yahoo News’s Michael Isikoff published a bombshell story under the headline: “U.S. intel officials probe ties between Trump adviser and Kremlin.” Mr. Isikoff said “U.S. officials” had “received intelligence” about Mr. Page and Russians, and then went on to recite verbatim all the unfounded dossier allegations. He attributed all this to a “well-placed Western intelligence source,” making it sound as if this info had come from someone in government rather than from an ex-spy-for-hire.

The Clinton campaign jumped all over it, spinning its own oppo research as a government investigation into Mr. Trump. Jennifer Palmieri, the campaign’s communications director, the next day took to television to tout the Isikoff story and cite “U.S. intelligence officials” in the same breath as Mr. Page. Other Clinton surrogates fanned out on TV and Twitter to spread the allegations.

The Isikoff piece publicly launched the Trump-Russia collusion narrative—only 1½ months from the election—and the whole dossier operation counts as one of the greatest political stitch-ups of all time. Most campaigns content themselves with planting oppo research with media sources. The Clinton campaign commissioned a foreign ex-spy to gin up rumors, which made it to U.S. intelligence agencies, and then got reporters to cite it as government-sourced. Mrs. Clinton now dismisses the dossier as routine oppo research, ignoring that her operation specifically engineered the contents to be referred to throughout the campaign as “intelligence” or a “government investigation.”

Making matters worse, there may be a grain of truth to that last claim. If the Washington Post’s reporting is correct, it was in the summer of 2016 that Jim Comey’s FBI obtained a wiretap warrant on Mr. Page from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. If it was the dossier that provoked that warrant, then the wrongs here are grave. Mr. Page is suing Yahoo News over that Isikoff story, but he may have a better case against the Clinton campaign and the federal government if they jointly spun a smear document into an abusive investigation. (read more)

Kimberley Strassel explains more in this short video:

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227 Responses to Court Documents – Fusion GPS Paid Individual Journalists and Five Media Companies…

  1. StanH says:

    This is a big deal. Trump has laid bare the corruption of the deep state. They are in such a panic they’ve removed their veil. The government is the enemy of a free America. To think if Hillary had won they would gladly finish us off. It really is becoming apparent what Hillary meant by, to paraphrase, “if that son of a bitch wins we all hang.”

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  2. ALL THOSE COMMUNIST DEMORATS TRAITORS ALL NEED TO BE HUNG FROM THE CLOSEST LIBERTY TREE.
    BUT AFTER THEIR TRIALS, IF AG SESSIONS EVER GETS OFF HIS RECUSING ASS AND DOES SOMETHING.

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  3. drdoct says:

    Love the way the article mentions that this could be what the Republicans are looking for. LOL. Sorry but they’re b@lls deep in this against Trump with their fellow buddies. Turns out deep state politicians can do what they want and nothing really is ever done. Maybe Trey Gowdy can put a little fire and fury show to amuse us. Maybe Ted Cruz and some other rock ribbed ‘Conservative’ can do a little amusing tap dancing for us. It appears same goes for the whole Dept of Justice. Nobody goes down for anything. They don’t pay their taxes, they don’t follow ethics rules, they don’t follow campaign finance rules, turns out they don’t even follow the so called rape rules their media has pushed out. They literally get away with murder. And until I start to see ANY real convictions, I’ll consider Sessions part of the problem.

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  4. Donna in Oregon says:

    If this was baseball, the count would be full.

    Actually, the DOJ should be able to explain what documents were used to get a FISA warrant to spy on President Trump’s campaign.

    If the DOJ can’t find the affidavit and application they submitted to the court. FISC should have one for them.

    Idiots….. This is not hard to figure out. This is insulting to the American people.

    Liked by 6 people

  5. angelwhiskers says:

    Can someone please make note of How Perkins Coie tyes to obama’s election and lies of his history . Please.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. jeans2nd says:

    The reasons Fusion GPS are giving for redactions, etc, are that the House committee is asking for docs and info unrelated to the Russia investigation.

    Fine. Concede the point. Allow Fusion GPS the win and enjoyment savoring their victory.

    Then, House GOPe DUMMIES, open a new investigation into corruption and leaks from and within the intelligence agencies.

    For once, just once, surprise us and do something smart, House Republicans.
    START ASKING THE CORRECT DURN QUESTIONS.

    WSJ article is a paywall. Entire piece available here –
    https://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=136158276

    AG Sessions, where are you?
    Where is DNI Coates?

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  7. Mike diamond says:

    Hillary lied her way out of a chance at the whitehouse ! Thanksgiving ! Is extra special this year and we all know why!!!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. TwoLaine says:

    Here’s another question: Did ILLary and the DIMs also campaign for $$$ based on their known foreign TRUMPed-up dossier that they paid for, and paid to be placed in the media and the FBI’s hands without a full disclaimer that they paid for and authorized?

    Like

  9. theahmedclockcompany says:

    i don’t wanna know how many.
    i wanna know WHO,
    how much they were PAID,
    and what schlock they spewed after they were incentivized.

    Like

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