Who Paid For The Trump Dossier?
In any spy or investigative mystery, the ultimate question is not the vehicle used to perpetrate the deed but The Purpose and Person behind the money trail.
Of Course, those who are trying to protect the real culprits are making sure to fling out mountain mud slides and slimy critters and creatures to prevent that from happening. Just as those who are on the opposite side are determined to peer through that veil of stench….but NO ONE has investigated who started this by paying for trash information any bad spy novelist could write as fake events.
See a fiction writer has to have a reason to write and usually that is MONEY. And while the writings might have a grain of some event truth whether real or imagined, a writer won’t get it published unless that money is paid. And a fiction or real action writer won’t seek to publish anything that will get him/her killed for publishing–at least not without enough money and anonymity to “disappear” into the morass of life to enjoy said money. Likewise a publisher won’t take on a “book” to be published unless they are absolutely sure that the money paid them is large enough to ensure that they are protected and receive a large profit.
So Who was it that gathered the writer’s original script and who paid them to publish it?
The network after reading a Wall Street Journal post has an intriguing hypothesis on the answer….
July 31, 2017
As official Washington (meaning Democrats and the press) continues to chase its tail in the Russia investigation, over at the Wall Street Journal, columnist Kim Strassel asks a fundamental question about one of the key elements of the investigation: who paid for the so-called “Trump dossier?” And why have Democrats suddenly gone wobbly on the whole investigation of late? The answer:
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.
There are a number of “what ifs” and other unknowns in Strassel’s piece. But she might be on to something very big and incredibly damaging…to Democrats.
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.
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.
We have our suspicions that this entire episode has been nothing but a ploy, and that truth was never the goal. Destruction of a president the left despises, and the press loathes (but we repeat ourselves) has been on their public agenda since the November election ended in their humiliating defeat.
Heavy online posting goes into a bit more detail.
Con-Fusion GPS and the Art of Fake News
August 3, 2017
So it was Democrats and their media who did the colluding…
Conspiracy theories die not with a bang, but with a whimper as many conspiracy theorists pushing the alleged Russian collusion fairytale are finding out. Many on the radical left and their allies in the media bet all their chips looking for a big payoff that just won’t come. Over the last two weeks many of these fairytales have been dispelled in new reporting and congressional testimony. But those revelations have also highlighted a greater concern. The evidence coming out regarding the collusion conspiracy theories has revealed the media’s susceptibility to falsified information like the Fusion GPS dossier, and those pushing it, exposing the true fake news pipeline.
While there has been coverage of how the dossier made its way into the hands of John Brennan’s CIA and then into the Obama White House, and how the FBI is still currently using the fake dossier as a check list for its Russia investigation, not much has been made of how Fusion GPS injected the dossier into the mainstream media’s bloodstream to create the false narrative of the Trump-Russia collusion fairytale.
On July 11, McClatchy ran a piece on Senator John McCain’s receipt of the dossier, but the piece also laid out the two legal cases that are now being brought against Christopher Steele because of the dossier. In the legal documents filed in British court, there is an interesting section that very few in the media have covered. As McClatchy reported:
“The journalists initially briefed at the end of September 2016 by the Second Defendant (Steele) and Fusion at Fusion’s instruction were from the New York Times, the Washington Post, Yahoo News, the New Yorker and CNN,” Steele’s lawyers said, adding that he (Steele) “verbally and in person” briefed the first three organizations in mid-October and a reporter from Mother Jones via Skype.
These reporters were not shown the dossier, the lawyers noted, and received instead a “disclosure of limited intelligence regarding indications of Russian interference” in the campaign. The information was off the record, meaning it could be used for further research but not published nor attributed.
Consider that three of the most antagonistic outlets towards President Trump and his administration have been the New York Times, Washington Post, and CNN. The defamation lawsuit against Steele not only suggests media outlets took the bait, but Browder suggested in his testimony what some have suspected: that Fusion GPS is even paying journalists to report positively on behalf of their shady clientele.
Based off what we’re seeing in regards to Fusion GPS’s work and relationship with the media, and the stories that have been a staple of the media for months, we can come to this conclusion: Manufactured and fake news does in fact exist. And all of this despite the fact is that President Trump has taken such a strong stance against Putin and his Ukrainian incursion, enacting even more sanctions against Russia, he has helped “encourage” NATO countries to put $40 billion more into its NATO obligations, and while in Poland he proactively went after the very foundation of Putin’s power, oil and gas exports. Regardless, the mainstream media will continue promoting the collusion narrative.
What’s frightening about all of this is that you have the former Wall Street Journal reporters who founded Fusion GPS feeding disinformation into such outlets like New York Times and the Washington Post, which often have a liberal bent, but at least have had the veneer of respectability. With reports of fake dossiers and briefings on it and the potential of reporters being incentivized to report on false narratives, is it really any wonder why some of us have strong suspicions about the veracity of what the mainstream media is writing?
Read their information HERE.
I don’t know much if anything about the sites above–they could be fake for all I know–but the idea of who was the client that hired Fusion GPS and who is the “shadow agency” behind Fusion GPS is extremely important in the solving of this spy thriller and putting the real culprits behind bars.
Of course until the “client” is actually named this is only a hypothesis but hey it is built on more credible information than all the fake stories written by the big three “MSM” who by the way have a big stake it would seem in protecting the names of the “not so innocent” owners and publication known as Fusion GPS.
I mean really, if we are asking serious questions about this group and how this dossier came into existence–who provided the start-up money and pays their salaries at this sleeze office? Who are the clients that would pay big bucks to run smear campaigns on opponents? Who provided the database information to use to build their cases? Who has worldwide contacts and access to classified information that could provide the scum narratives? Any bets?