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    Just when will the Republicans in DC grow a pair and find a spine and stand up for once to the Democrat mud making machine that created this Russia/Trump bullcrap out of thin air to begin with?
    Maybe next week, but don't count on it...

    A secretive Washington firm that commissioned the dubious intelligence dossier on Donald Trump is stonewalling congressional investigators trying to learn more about its connections to the Democratic Party.

    The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month threatened to subpoena the firm, Fusion GPS, after it refused to answer questions and provide records to the panel identifying who financed the error-ridden dossier, which was circulated during the election and has sparked much of the Russia scandal now engulfing the White House.
    What is the company hiding? Fusion GPS describes itself as a “research and strategic intelligence firm” founded by “three former Wall Street Journal investigative reporters.” But congressional sources say it’s actually an opposition-research group for Democrats, and the founders, who are more political activists than journalists, have a pro-Hillary Clinton, anti-Trump agenda.

    “These weren’t mercenaries or hired guns,” a congressional source familiar with the dossier probe said. “These guys had a vested personal and ideological interest in smearing Trump and boosting Hillary’s chances of winning the White House.”
    Fusion GPS was on the payroll of an unidentified Democratic ally of Clinton when it hired a long-retired British spy to dig up dirt on Trump. In 2012, Democrats hired Fusion GPS to uncover dirt on GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. And in 2015, Democratic ally Planned Parenthood retained Fusion GPS to investigate pro-life activists protesting the abortion group.

    Moreover, federal records show a key co-founder and partner in the firm was a Hillary Clinton donor and supporter of her presidential campaign.

    In September 2016, while Fusion GPS was quietly shopping the dirty dossier on Trump around Washington, its co-founder and partner Peter R. Fritsch contributed at least $1,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund and the Hillary For America campaign, Federal Election Commission data show. His wife also donated money to Hillary’s campaign.

    Property records show that in June 2016, as Clinton allies bankrolled Fusion GPS, Fritsch bought a six-bedroom, five-bathroom home in Bethesda, Md., for $2.3 million.

    Fritsch did not respond to requests for comment. A lawyer for Fusion GPS said the firm’s work is confidential.

    Sources say Fusion GPS had its own interest, beyond those of its clients, in promulgating negative gossip about Trump.
    Please read the rest of this article...
    http://nypost.com/2017/06/24/inside-...trump-dossier/
    Dispite our best intentions, the system is dysfunctional that intelligence failure is guaranteed.
    Russ Travers, CIA analyst, 2001

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    More from other sources
    Court papers recently filed in London provide new details about the media outreach campaign carried out by opposition research firm Fusion GPS and former British spy Christopher Steele.

    Fusion GPS and Steele, who runs the London-based firm, Orbis Business Intelligence, collaborated to produce a 35-page dossier of research about President Trump’s financial and political ties to Russia.

    Steele and Orbis are currently being sued in the U.S. and U.K. by Aleksej Gubarev, a Russian tech executive who says he was falsely accused in the dossier of hacking the Democratic National Committee’s email systems.

    McClatchy News recently reported that Steele filed new documents in that lawsuit.


    In one, dated May 18, Steele says that he was instructed by Fusion GPS to meet with reporters at various outlets in order to publicize some of the allegations made in the dossier.

    It has been widely known that Fusion GPS and Steele were in contact with reporters to discuss the dossier. It has been reported that rumors of the dossier were floating around in Washington, D.C. political and journalist circles for months prior to BuzzFeed’s decision to publish it on Jan. 10.

    Fusion GPS was co-founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson.
    BuzzFeed is also being sued by Gubarev in a U.S. court.

    In the response, Steele’s lawyers state that the former spook briefed several reporters at the end of September at the instruction of Fusion GPS, which was working on behalf of a Democratic ally of Hillary Clinton’s.

    The outlets were The New York Times, The Washington Post, Yahoo! News, The New Yorker and CNN.

    Steele met once more — and again at Fusion GPS’s instruction — with The Times, The Post, and Yahoo! News. Fusion GPS took part in all of those meetings, Steele’s lawyers say.

    “In each of those cases the briefing was conducted verbally in person,” the document reads.

    In October, Fusion GPS instructed Steele to brief a journalist from Mother Jones. The interview, which was conducted through Skype, was likely with reporter David Corn.
    http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/13/de...each-campaign/
    Dispite our best intentions, the system is dysfunctional that intelligence failure is guaranteed.
    Russ Travers, CIA analyst, 2001

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    • #3
      Wait... The Hildabeast's campaign hired a foreigner to dig dirt on Trump and in effect influence the election...

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      • #4
        The Republicans never use the power of leadership in the house when they achieve the leadership role. I predict they will roll over on this also.

        Fusion GPS co-founder will not testify to Senate Intelligence Committee
        by Todd Shepherd | Jul 21, 2017, 7:21 PM Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Email this article Share on LinkedIn
        Former British spy Christopher Steele was one of the primary authors of the document, as Fusion GPS was paid to put the dossier together as opposition research by political opponents of Trump in 2016. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
        Former British spy Christopher Steele was one of the primary authors of the document, as Fusion GPS was paid to put the dossier together as opposition research by political opponents of Trump in 2016. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
        The co-founder of the firm that authored the infamous "Russian dossier" on President Trump will not testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week.

        Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson and his attorneys said Simpson was traveling and wouldn't be available. But they also appeared to vent some frustration at the committee when they wrote that Simpson was "profoundly disturbed" that the hearings were becoming functions of "partisan agendas" in his opinion, Reuters reported.

        The unsubstantiated dossier, sometimes referred to as the "Steele Dossier," has been a contentious item with a long, strange history in the ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.

        Former British spy Christopher Steele was one of the primary authors of the document, as Fusion GPS was paid to put the dossier together as opposition research by political opponents of Trump in 2016.

        The dossier was used, in part, as a basis to obtain an FBI warrant to surveil former Trump aide Carter Page, and intelligence officials briefed Trump on its contents just days before he was inaugurated in January.

        Then, in March, Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee relied heavily on the dossier when questioning then-FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers, as they explored a "spider web" of alleged connections between the Trump administration and Russian contacts in an open hearing.

        Soon after, BuzzFeed published the full dossier. It wasn't used much as political ammunition as it became more clear many if not most of the claims in the dossier were not or would never be validated.

        Page, having been surveiled partly because of the document's claims, has been a constant critic, calling it the "Dodgy Dossier," and has been very critical of the House Democrats who used it in their March questioning.

        Meanwhile, a Russian banker who was named in the dossier has sued BuzzFeed for defamation, alleging the website published information it knew was false.
        http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/fu...rticle/2629396
        Dispite our best intentions, the system is dysfunctional that intelligence failure is guaranteed.
        Russ Travers, CIA analyst, 2001

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
          Just when will the Republicans in DC grow a pair and find a spine and stand up for once to the Democrat mud making machine that created this Russia/Trump bullcrap out of thin air to begin with?
          ---
          When they are voted out and replaced with a new breed... and not a moment before.

          What, you thought that just because they have that (R) next to their names, that they weren't part of the Swamp, or gave a damn about anything but themselves?
          "Why is the Rum gone?"

          -Captain Jack

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          • #6
            Originally posted by The Exorcist View Post
            When they are voted out and replaced with a new breed... and not a moment before.

            What, you thought that just because they have that (R) next to their names, that they weren't part of the Swamp, or gave a damn about anything but themselves?
            You are making my point, this is why Trump won. People, mostly Republicans but many on both sides are sick and tired of the same old crap.
            The Republicans have a terrible record of squandering political opertunity, every time they win the majority power they fail to use the bully pulpit, or to even control the debate.
            Dispite our best intentions, the system is dysfunctional that intelligence failure is guaranteed.
            Russ Travers, CIA analyst, 2001

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
              You are making my point, this is why Trump won. People, mostly Republicans but many on both sides are sick and tired of the same old crap.
              The Republicans have a terrible record of squandering political opertunity, every time they win the majority power they fail to use the bully pulpit, or to even control the debate.
              No kidding. Remember the second Romney - Obama debate where the "moderator" (that requires quotes) Candi Crowley of CNN injected herself into the debate telling Romney he was wrong and he did nothing to rebut her? Could you imagine what Trump would have done to her. She'd have needed an @$$ transplant after that.

              Whatever you think of the guy, good or bad, he isn't about to let someone, anyone walk all over him.

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              • #8
                Is anyone surprised by this?

                My worst jump story:
                My 13th jump was on the 13th day of the month, aircraft number 013.
                As recorded on my DA Form 1307 Individual Jump Log.
                No lie.

                ~
                "Everything looks all right. Have a good jump, eh."
                -2 Commando Jumpmaster

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                • #9
                  "Just when will the Republicans in DC grow a pair and find a spine and stand up for once to the Democrat mud making machine?"

                  When the old guard leadership and career Republicans get voted out of office.
                  “Breaking News,”

                  “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
                    Just when will the Republicans in DC grow a pair and find a spine and stand up for once to the Democrat mud making machine that created this Russia/Trump bullcrap out of thin air to begin with?
                    Maybe next week, but don't count on it...


                    Please read the rest of this article...
                    http://nypost.com/2017/06/24/inside-...trump-dossier/
                    It isn't 'bullcrap.' And the Democrats didn't 'make it up.'

                    Again, the US intelligence services all agree that the Russians interfered in the US election.

                    Three Congressional Committees, all chaired by Republicans, are investigating the mess.

                    The Special Counsel was appointed by a Trump appointee in the Justice Department.

                    Trump fired Director Comey because of the Russia investigation.

                    It has now come to the front that Trump Junior as well as his son-in-law met with the Russians, the Russian attorney involved had represented the Russian military/intelligence services. And now she is afraid of being hurt or killed if she testifies in front of a Congressional committee.

                    Attorney General Sessions has lied repeatedly about meeting with Russians during the campaign.

                    And the Democrats made this up?

                    It's too bad you can't get past political partisanship and believe there is a national problem here.
                    We are not now that strength which in old days
                    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                    • #11
                      DENY, deny, deny...it well go away.
                      "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                      Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                      you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                      • #12
                        Agree completely. And the repeated denials are demonstrating the 'useful idiot' syndrome.

                        Definition of 'Useful idiot':

                        In political jargon, useful idiot is a term for people perceived as propagandists for a cause whose goals they are not fully aware of, and who are used cynically by the leaders of the cause.

                        If the shoe fits, then wear it, undoubtedly shamefully.
                        We are not now that strength which in old days
                        Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                        Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                        To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                        • #13
                          Show us the evidence that it "interfered in the election." Start with tracing the electronic signature from the source back. I'm waiting....

                          Originally posted by Massena View Post
                          Again, the US intelligence services all agree that the Russians interfered in the US election.
                          My worst jump story:
                          My 13th jump was on the 13th day of the month, aircraft number 013.
                          As recorded on my DA Form 1307 Individual Jump Log.
                          No lie.

                          ~
                          "Everything looks all right. Have a good jump, eh."
                          -2 Commando Jumpmaster

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 101combatvet View Post
                            Show us the evidence that it "interfered in the election." Start with tracing the electronic signature from the source back. I'm waiting....
                            It has already been established, in testimony by the US intelligence chiefs before Congress, that the Russians interfered in the US election.

                            Your support for the Russian point of view is, at the very least, disturbing.
                            We are not now that strength which in old days
                            Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
                            Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
                            To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Massena View Post
                              It has already been established, in testimony by the US intelligence chiefs before Congress, that the Russians interfered in the US election.

                              Your support for the Russian point of view is, at the very least, disturbing.
                              The Clinton campaign hired Fusion GPS who then contracted with a former MI6 agent who then fabricated a dossier made up of pure fiction.
                              How much of the scandal now hamstring the administration was not part of the same scheme?
                              If Fusion GPS has nothing to hide why are they refusing to testify?
                              Dispite our best intentions, the system is dysfunctional that intelligence failure is guaranteed.
                              Russ Travers, CIA analyst, 2001

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