We Now Know the Original Funders of the Opposition Research

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Lawyers for the conservative publication Washington Free Beacon informed the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that they funded the original anti-Trump opposition research through Fusion GPS.

Glenn Simpson, co-founder Fusion GPS, former WSJ reporter

They funded it from the fall of 2015 through March 2016. They withdrew funding at that time and the project was picked up by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

The research involved multiple Republican candidates, not just Donald Trump. It had nothing to do with Russia or Christopher Steele who gathered all the real dirt.

It is not known who owns the free beacon but conservative billionaire Paul Singer is a major funder and he was, perhaps is, a never Trumper.

Free Beacon was originally part of The Center for American Freedom and Bill Kristol, a Trump hater, was on the original board.

 

 

 

This is a distraction. The Republicans didn’t start this. The Democrats are the ones who commissioned the discredited ‘dossier’. They hired a leftist foreign agent who used Russian spies as sources. It wasn’t Republicans, it was the DNC and Hillary Clinton.

This is the statement from the free beacon in part:

Since its launch in February of 2012, the Washington Free Beacon has retained third party firms to conduct research on many individuals and institutions of interest to us and our readers. In that capacity, during the 2016 election cycle we retained Fusion GPS to provide research on multiple candidates in the Republican presidential primary, just as we retained other firms to assist in our research into Hillary Clinton.

All of the work that Fusion GPS provided to the Free Beacon was based on public sources, and none of the work product that the Free Beacon received appears in the Steele dossier.The Free Beacon had no knowledge of or connection to the Steele dossier, did not pay for the dossier, and never had contact with, knowledge of, or provided payment for any work performed by Christopher Steele. Nor did we have any knowledge of the relationship between Fusion GPS and the Democratic National Committee, Perkins Coie, and the Clinton campaign.

They stressed that they knew nothing about Perkins Coie, the DNC. the Clinton campaign. That’s fine but they should have come forward a long time ago. It must also be noted that they hired a very sleazy firm that leans Democrat.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I had heard the name Paul Singer was involved but I wasn’t aware he was behind the Free Beacon. I’ll definitely “consider the source” when I read anything from their site from now on.

    Now, we hear Mueller has an indictment, with an arrest imminent. Isn’t the timing interesting. All this Uranium One, and those who are involved, and all of a sudden indictments are pending. I’ll just say, it damned well not be some perjury trap.

    • Roger Stone actually reported that, I think it was earlier this week. I don’t trust him so I didn’t report it.

      • I think it was some time last year that Paul Singer’s name came up. It was mentioned in several places, where, I don’t recall.

        • I only heard it recently – I know it was Stone. It’s unimportant though it does make me wonder about their research if they use those losers.

  2. Something seems kind of odd. The beacon began in 2015 and ended in 2016 and THEN was “picked up by” the Democrats. The connection from one, TO the next, and the little time between seems strange. Then the term “picked Up” seems to signify some connection.

  3. What the guilty people are doing is having us believe that a large number of people each did one little tiny thing that in itself is not illegal or wrong, that it is only when you put everything together that it looks illegal or wrong.

    this way no one is guilty of anything serious and the whole thing will have to be dropped

    it is an old trick

    one guy only did this the other only did that, and pretty soon a hundred people all did one little ” innocent ” thing and no one can be blamed and thrown in jail

    it is an old trick

    I wish my English was better ( I’m a French Canadian and very much Pro-Trump and very much anti-left/liberal ) and I could better explain this

    it is like the old story of the guy who asked everyone he knows if they could shorten his fence by an inch……initially, they all say they can not, so he asks more people if they can do it…. then one after the other they find time to do it and they cut an inch from his fence

    in the end the fence is so short it is no longer a fence, yet no one is guilty !!!

    that is what is going on, why it is taking so long the guilty parties are making things complicated and they are ” distributing blame” they are diluting it until there will be no one who is really guilty.

    those people are pure evil, pure evil.

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