Democratic-Party-Aligned Firm Behind Debunked “Russia Dossier” Stonewalls Senate Investigators, by Tyler Durden

The get-Trumpers, confounded by an absence of evidence, decided to just make some up. That works until it doesn’t, and once it doesn’t, they have a credibility problem, to say the least. They may a legal problem as well. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:

A Democratic Party-aligned opposition research firm is stonewalling Congressional investigators who are trying to ascertain exactly who financed the now-debunked “Russia dossier” – remember? The one that claimed germaphobe Trump enjoyed getting urinated on by Russian hookers?

The New York Post’s Paul Sperry is out with another report about Fusion GPS, 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, anti-Trump agenda.”

Fusion has refused to answer Senate investigators’ questions or provide records of communications that might help the panel identify who financed the error-ridden dossier. Now, because of the firm’s intransigence, it looks like the investigators might soon make good on their threats.

 “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.”

The firm was founded by Glenn Simpson, Thomas Catan and Peter Fritsch. Two of whom, Fritsch and Catan, have ties to Mexico — with Fritsch, a former Journal bureau chief in Mexico City, married to a Mexican woman who worked for Grupo Dina — a beneficiary of NAFTA. Catan, formerly from Britain, once edited a Mexican business magazine.

To continue reading: Democratic-Party-Aligned Firm Behind Debunked “Russia Dossier” Stonewalls Senate Investigators

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