The GPS Fusion backstory

October 30, 2017

Friday, we finally learned who first hired Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm, which eventually led to the scummy “dossier” on Trump that’s filled with Russian-sourced claims that fail the smell test but is suspected to have been used to justify wiretapping Trump’s associates and launching the Russian collusion investigation. Along with the JFK document release, it was the biggest anti-climax since “Lost” went off the air.

It had long been rumored that the dossier originated with a Republican, likely one of Trump’s campaign rivals such as Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio. Well…no. Turns out it was the Washington Free Beacon, the right-leaning news website. The Free Beacon admitted that it uses outside research firms to dig up info on all sorts of persons of interest, including Hillary Clinton and all the GOP candidates (hey, guys: if you wanted to know anything about me, it would’ve been cheaper just to call me and ask.)


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But in a statement, the Free Beacon insisted that all the info on Trump that Fusion GPS produced for them came from public sources, and that they ended their relationship with the firm before it ever hired Christopher Steele, the British ex-spy who came up with the scurrilous Russian dossier. By that time, the funding had apparently been taken over by the DNC and a lawyer for the Clinton campaign.

So the hopes of many in the media that they could once again deflect responsibility away from Hillary and onto some Republican presidential candidate were dashed. Too bad for them. Although I am relieved to discover that I was not the one behind it. Whew!

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  • Sarah Menne

    10/30/2017 11:34 AM

    On your "Newsletter" link, the latest one appearing this morning (10/30) is for October 26. I know there were others after that because I've copied articles from them for my friends. To where in cyberspace did they disappear? Meanwhile I keep anxiously waiting for Hillary Clinton to finally be held responsible for her unethical, illegal and treasonous actions and for the liberal press to start printing the truth. I might be waiting a long time for that miracle!

  • William Strong

    10/30/2017 09:59 AM

    What info did the Free Beacon get from Fusion GPS? Besides the Steele Dossier, which they did not use, what did the Hillary Campaign get for their $12 million they paid to Fusion? Sounds like neither the Free Beacon nor the DNC got anything for their money.

  • Dianne Roberts

    10/30/2017 09:09 AM

    When will the "official" apologies to our rightfully elected President begin rolling in? Maybe now the news media will be forced to report the awesome job our President is doing, otherwise it will be dead air!