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We Want the Truth, don't we PM?

Post by Newt » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:06 am

WSJ Asks "Who Paid For The 'Trump Dossier'?"


"Democrats don’t want you to find out - and that ought to be a scandal of its own...

It has been 10 days since Democrats received the glorious news that Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley would require Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort to explain their meeting with Russian operators at Trump Tower last year. The left was salivating at the prospect of watching two Trump insiders being grilled about Russian “collusion” under the klieg lights.

Yet Democrats now have meekly and noiselessly retreated, agreeing to let both men speak to the committee in private. Why would they so suddenly be willing to let go of this moment of political opportunity?


Fusion GPS. That’s the oppo-research outfit behind the infamous and discredited “Trump dossier,” ginned up by a former British spook. Fusion co-founder Glenn Simpson also was supposed to testify at the Grassley hearing, where he might have been asked in public to reveal who hired him to put together the hit job on Mr. Trump, which was based largely on anonymous Russian sources. Turns out Democrats are willing to give up just about anything—including their Manafort moment—to protect Mr. Simpson from having to answer that question.

What if, all this time, Washington and the media have had the Russia collusion story backward? What if it wasn’t the Trump campaign playing footsie with the Vladimir Putin regime, but Democrats? The more we learn about Fusion, the more this seems a possibility.

We know Fusion is a for-hire political outfit, paid to dig up dirt on targets. This column first outed Fusion in 2012, detailing its efforts to tar a Mitt Romney donor. At the time Fusion insisted that the donor was “a legitimate subject of public records research.”

Mr. Grassley’s call for testimony has uncovered more such stories. Thor Halvorssen, a prominent human-rights activist, has submitted sworn testimony outlining a Fusion attempt to undercut his investigation of Venezuelan corruption. Mr. Halvorssen claims Fusion “devised smear campaigns, prepared dossiers containing false information,” and “carefully placed slanderous news items” to malign him and his activity.

William Browder, a banker who has worked to expose Mr. Putin’s crimes, testified to the Grassley committee on Thursday that he was the target of a similar campaign, saying that Fusion “spread false information” about him and his efforts. Fusion has admitted it was hired by a law firm representing a Russian company called Prevezon.

Prevezon employed one of the Russian operators who were at Trump Tower last year. The other Russian who attended that meeting, Rinat Akhmetshin, is a former Soviet counterintelligence officer. He has acknowledged in court documents that he makes his career out of opposition research, the same work Fusion does. And that he’s often hired by Kremlin-connected Russians to smear opponents.

We know that at the exact time Fusion was working with the Russians, the firm had also hired a former British spy, Christopher Steele, to dig up dirt on Mr. Trump. Mr. Steele compiled his material, according to his memos, based on allegations from unnamed Kremlin insiders and other Russians. Many of the claims sound eerily similar to the sort of “oppo” Mr. Akhmetshin peddled.

We know that Mr. Simpson is tight with Democrats. His current attorney, Joshua Levy, used to work in Congress as counsel to no less than Chuck Schumer. We know from a Grassley letter that Fusion has in the past sheltered its clients’ true identities by filtering money through law firms or shell companies (Bean LLC and Kernel LLC).

Word is Mr. Simpson has made clear he will appear for a voluntary committee interview only if he is not specifically asked who hired him to dig dirt on Mr. Trump. Democrats are going to the mat for him over that demand. Those on the Judiciary Committee pointedly did not sign letters in which Mr. Grassley demanded that Fusion reveal who hired it.

Here’s a thought: What if it was the Democratic National Committee or Hillary Clinton’s campaign? What if that money flowed from a political entity on the left, to a private law firm, to Fusion, to a British spook, and then to Russian sources? Moreover, what if those Kremlin-tied sources already knew about this dirt-digging, tipped off by Mr. Akhmetshin? What if they specifically made up claims to dupe Mr. Steele, to trick him into writing this dossier?

Fusion GPS, in an email, said that it “did not spread false information about William Browder.” The firm said it is cooperating with Congress and that “the president and his allies are desperately trying to smear Fusion GPS because it investigated Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.”

If the Russian intention was to sow chaos in the American political system, few things could have been more effective than that dossier, which ramped up an FBI investigation and sparked congressional probes and a special counsel, deeply wounding the president. This is all to Mr. Putin’s benefit, and the question is whether Russia engineered it.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-3 ... mp-dossier
If Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Democrats and the media really want answers about Russian meddling, this is a far deeper well than the so-far scant case against Mr. Trump.

If they refuse to dive into the story, we’ll know that the truth about Russia and the election was never what they were after."
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-3 ... mp-dossier

We know why Simpson doesn't want to answer, who paid him, Don't we folks.

Seth Rich, could tell us if he were alive.

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Post by Pine Mt Beagles » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:25 am

Newt
You are simply pathetic,,,you ,,,support Russia over your America and Americans that have died fighting,Communism,just think of the 50 plus Thousand who died fighting Communists in Vietnam ,and,Russia was supplying Weapons that killed them.

The Dossier,,has every bit proven to be TRUE ABOUT TRUMP ALL OF IT,,and the Democrats and Hillary had nothing to do with it,,it's all trump.

And his Laundering money and stealing,,you know just typical republican stuff.

If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered

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Post by S.R.Patch » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:03 pm

You guys take this all to serious, Donald says it's all just a joke can't you see that?

Meanwhile, since taking up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Trump has continued to enjoy frequent visits to his own golf resorts. He’s set to clear out from the West Wing and embark on a 17-day vacation to Bedminster Friday. He expects congress to have all the problems of the Country worked out by the time he returns. He's labeled them all quitters and this is their final chance to redeem themselves, or he's continuing to golf until they get it done.
Tax cuts, debt ceiling and building that wall!!! The tab on Mexico's repayment has already started... get busy boys!

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Post by littlewoody » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:18 am

S.R.Patch wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:03 pm
You guys take this all to serious, Donald says it's all just a joke can't you see that?

Meanwhile, since taking up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Trump has continued to enjoy frequent visits to his own golf resorts. He’s set to clear out from the West Wing and embark on a 17-day vacation to Bedminster Friday. He expects congress to have all the problems of the Country worked out by the time he returns. He's labeled them all quitters and this is their final chance to redeem themselves, or he's continuing to golf until they get it done.
Tax cuts, debt ceiling and building that wall!!! The tab on Mexico's repayment has already started... get busy boys!
I agree the joke on us the USA people just enjoy the rest of your life if u can . It's one big soap Opera in D.C. . Patch did u see in Arizona the first McDonald's ran by all robots ? That's are future .
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Post by S.R.Patch » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:01 am

Yes. I was in Walgreen and a Service station yesterday, their computers went down and everything came to a halt. No Medicine, no sales/service could be processed.
If you eat at that McDonald's with the robots, I'd check your hamburger and special sauce before partaking of the meal...lol
I'm afraid we're painting ourselves into a corner with all this tech. There is no "Break Glass in case of Emergency" back-up plan it seems. :blackeye:

It seems the Military has been called into the WH to restore order,
Police in the schools, cameras on every corner... welcome to the new America... :eyes:

I got out of the country and went to the big city the last couple of days. It feels good to be back home, the face of America has definitely changed.

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Post by littlewoody » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:37 am

S.R.Patch wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:01 am
Yes. I was in Walgreen and a Service station yesterday, their computers went down and everything came to a halt. No Medicine, no sales/service could be processed.
If you eat at that McDonald's with the robots, I'd check your hamburger and special sauce before partaking of the meal...lol
I'm afraid we're painting ourselves into a corner with all this tech. There is no "Break Glass in case of Emergency" back-up plan it seems. :blackeye:

It seems the Military has been called into the WH to restore order,
Police in the schools, cameras on every corner... welcome to the new America... :eyes:

I got out of the country and went to the big city the last couple of days. It feels good to be back home, the face of America has definitely changed.
As Alex Jones would say we are living on prison planet !
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Post by Pine Mt Beagles » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:07 pm

Alex Jones,,,,,,my God,,,,I bet you would have followed Jim,,,

If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered

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