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Fusion GPS goes on the record, wants transcripts released
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Three congressional committees have heard over 21 hours of testimony from our firm, Fusion GPS. In those sessions, we toppled the far right’s conspiracy theories and explained how The Washington Free Beacon and the Clinton campaign — the Republican and Democratic funders of our Trump research — separately came to hire us in the first place.

We walked investigators through our yearlong effort to decipher Mr. Trump’s complex business past, of which the Steele dossier is but one chapter. And we handed over our relevant bank records — while drawing the line at a fishing expedition for the records of companies we work for that have nothing to do with the Trump case.

Republicans have refused to release full transcripts of our firm’s testimony, even as they selectively leak details to media outlets on the far right. It’s time to share what our company told investigators.

We don’t believe the Steele dossier was the trigger for the F.B.I.’s investigation into Russian meddling. As we told the Senate Judiciary Committee in August, our sources said the dossier was taken so seriously because it corroborated reports the bureau had received from other sources, including one inside the Trump camp.

The intelligence committees have known for months that credible allegations of collusion between the Trump camp and Russia were pouring in from independent sources during the campaign. Yet lawmakers in the thrall of the president continue to wage a cynical campaign to portray us as the unwitting victims of Kremlin disinformation.

We suggested investigators look into the bank records of Deutsche Bank and others that were funding Mr. Trump’s businesses. Congress appears uninterested in that tip: Reportedly, ours are the only bank records the House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed.

We told Congress that from Manhattan to Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., and from Toronto to Panama, we found widespread evidence that Mr. Trump and his organization had worked with a wide array of dubious Russians in arrangements that often raised questions about money laundering. Likewise, those deals don’t seem to interest Congress.

We explained how, from our past journalistic work in Europe, we were deeply familiar with the political operative Paul Manafort’s coziness with Moscow and his financial ties to Russian oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin.

Finally, we debunked the biggest canard being pushed by the president’s men — the notion that we somehow knew of the June 9, 2016, meeting in Trump Tower between some Russians and the Trump brain trust. We first learned of that meeting from news reports last year — and the committees know it. They also know that these Russians were unaware of the former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele’s work for us and were not sources for his reports.

Yes, we hired Mr. Steele, a highly respected Russia expert. But we did so without informing him whom we were working for and gave him no specific marching orders beyond this basic question: Why did Mr. Trump repeatedly seek to do deals in a notoriously corrupt police state that most serious investors shun?

What came back shocked us. Mr. Steele’s sources in Russia (who were not paid) reported on an extensive — and now confirmed — effort by the Kremlin to help elect Mr. Trump president. Mr. Steele saw this as a crime in progress and decided he needed to report it to the F.B.I.

We did not discuss that decision with our clients, or anyone else. Instead, we deferred to Mr. Steele, a trusted friend and intelligence professional with a long history of working with law enforcement. We did not speak to the F.B.I. and haven’t since.

After the election, Mr. Steele decided to share his intelligence with Senator John McCain via an emissary. We helped him do that. The goal was to alert the United States national security community to an attack on our country by a hostile foreign power. We did not, however, share the dossier with BuzzFeed, which to our dismay published it last January.

We’re extremely proud of our work to highlight Mr. Trump’s Russia ties. To have done so is our right under the First Amendment.

It is time to stop chasing rabbits. The public still has much to learn about a man with the most troubling business past of any United States president. Congress should release transcripts of our firm’s testimony, so that the American people can learn the truth about our work and most important, what happened to our democracy.


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Errerrerrwere
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NYT AIDS link


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Redleg Guy
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Always support full transcripts to be released. Let the public make up their own minds.


gthog61
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The nyt is desperate lately.

I guess the Greek guy lie has already fizzled
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They sound scared AF


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boosiebadazz
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This and the FISA warrant would do wonders to clear some things up.


thebigmuffaletta
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Desperately trying to get legs under that dead horse


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NYNolaguy1
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Notice they fail to honestly disclose who hired them in the first place.

Eta: "honestly"
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while drawing the line at a fishing expedition for the records of companies we work for that have nothing to do with the Trump case.

Oh but then there is Muellers investigation


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KeyserSoze999
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No, the wall can’t be made of text, you lose the contract


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Wednesday
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I love how these dirtbags think that they are somehow are superheroes responding to bat signals of Democrat projection. They appointed themselves witch hunters - and want everyone to applaud their heroics.

They are delusional. And worthless. No matter what bull shite they peddled under oath.

Fusion GPS does not run an agency that decides who gets to be President. They are overpaid, useless parasitic hacks.


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We told Congress that from Manhattan to Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., and from Toronto to Panama, we found widespread evidence that Mr. Trump and his organization had worked with a wide array of dubious Russians in arrangements that often raised questions about money laundering. Likewise, those deals don’t seem to interest Congress.


Details please. All we ever hear is "muh Russian oligarchs" without a SINGLE example ever being given of exactly how "Trump does business" with them. No, staying in a Trump hotel or buying a Trump condo doesn't count.


Decatur
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FISA warrant will never be released. Shouldn't be.


NYNolaguy1
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FISA warrant will never be released. Shouldn't be, too many establishment political careers would end


Fify.


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tiggerthetooth
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Notice they fail to disclose who hired them in the first place.




Last sentence first paragraph, but Fusion GPS is counting on people believing them over congress, because they say things like "we drew the line in financial records at a fishing expedition..." expecting the general public to just take their word for it that there wasn't anything to look at beyond that...how can anyone know if they won't turn over those records? Why are they not turning over those records? I thought they had nothing to hide?


Wednesday
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He serves Russian salad dressing at his resorts and once had lunch with a guy named Boris. Is that not evidence enough for you?


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It will all come out!


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CamdenTiger
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Yeah, they are hoping that people will buy their “Transparency “ without them being transparent......Good luck with that, unless the idiots buy it, lol......


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thelawnwranglers
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What do they have to lose?

They were created for the purpose they served


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Strannix
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re: Fusion GPS goes on the record, wants transcripts released
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we handed over our relevant bank records — while drawing the line at a fishing expedition for the records of companies we work for that have nothing to do with the Trump case.


Then

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We suggested investigators look into the bank records of Deutsche Bank and others that were funding Mr. Trump’s businesses.


Go on a fishing expedition against the president not us!!


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