It will be interesting to see what Fusion GPS principals have to say about the Steele dossier in a deposition, under oath. Their disclosures, judging by how hard they’ve fought to keep quiet, will come none too willingly. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
Opposition research firm Fusion GPS was dealt a major blow on Tuesday when the a federal judge in a lawsuit against BuzzFeed ordered them to answer a wide-ranging series of questions on the infamous Steele dossier, reports the Daily Caller‘s Chuck Ross.
U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro issued the decision Tuesday in a defamation lawsuit a Russian tech executive filed against BuzzFeed News, which published the dossier on Jan. 10, 2017.
The trial is scheduled to begin in Miami in November.
Ungaro ruled that attorneys for the executive, Aleksej Gubarev, can ask Fusion GPS representatives in a deposition about the firm’s dossier clients, its efforts to verify the dossier, its decision to hire dossier author Christopher Steele and its interactions with government officials and media outlets, including BuzzFeed. –Daily Caller
“This ruling gave us everything that we had hoped for,” Evan Fray-Witzer, a lawyer for Gubarev, told The Daily Caller News Foundation – adding “After a year of trying everything they could think of to avoid being deposed, Fusion is finally going to have to sit down and answer our questions.”
Aleksej Gubarev, owner of global tech firm XBT Holding – which owns Dallas-based Webzilla, is suing BuzzFeed for defamation, claiming they failed to properly investigate the dossier’s allegations before publishing the 35-page document – which include the claim that Gubarev was “recruited under duress” by Russia’s Federal Security Service, the FSB.
To continue reading: Judge Forces Fusion GPS To Disclose Murky Details Behind Steele Dossier