“The Case of the Dangerous Dossier” has more head-scratchers than a Sherlock Holmes mystery. We’ve seen a few plot twists just in recent hours; these offer a more detailed picture yet raise more questions than they answer.
Why did ranking member Dianne Feinstein and the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee suddenly “go rogue” and release the full testimony given in August by Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS? (She says she did it because of attempts to undermine the investigation; isn’t that just what she and the Democrats have done?) Why did dossier author/spy Christopher Steele use a go-between to pass it to John McCain, who then passed it to the FBI, when the FBI already had a copy? Why would an investigator like Steele be paid $168,000 by Fusion GPS to go way beyond writing this pile of "raw opposition research” –- that is to say, unsubstantiated garbage –- to outright push it to the New York Times (twice), the Washington Post (twice), Yahoo News (twice), CNN and the New Yorker?
Oh, and who is the person Glenn Simpson says was killed because of the dossier? That would be nice to know.
As long as Simpson's testimony is out there, we may as well take a closer look. Interestingly, one can gather from Simpson’s answers that precious little was found to link Trump’s organization to Russia. We do hear that they weren’t able to see Trump’s tax returns (as it should be) and that Trump’s golf clubs apparently weren’t making money.
But more questions arise: When Christopher Steele told Simpson he knew “the perfect person” at the FBI to give the dossier to, who was he talking about? Did that person receive it, and what did he or she do with it? When Simpson testified that Steele told him he had an inside source within the Trump campaign –- okay, who was THAT, and what motivated that person? Why would Dianne Feinstein undermine her own investigation and the integrity of her committee by releasing this information now?
And, again, not to beat a dead horse, but who got killed?
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