BUSTED: Fusion GPS Makes Big Admission About John McCain


Brian Thomas lives in Cleveland, where he is part of a program helping elderly and disabled veterans. He has worked in education, journalism, and public relations since his college years at Ashland University
The founders of the research firm Fusion GPS have admitted that they helped the debunked Trump dossier’s author, former British spy, Christpher Steele, share the anti-Trump document with Senator John McCain.
“The goal was to alert the United States national security community,” Fusion GPS founders Glen Simpson and Peter Fritsch wrote in a New York Times op-ed last week. “to an attack on our country by a hostile foreign power.”
By claiming that it was Steele, not they, who passed on the information to the FBI, Simpson and Fritsch attempted to save their business from the wreck they put it in. Leaking information to anyone besides their clients would be a heavy deterrent for potential business relations.
They did, however, admit that they “helped” Steele deliver the dossier to McCain.
Fusion GPS’ founders were obviously in a tricky situation when writing their op-ed. If the founders admitted that it was Steele alone who took the documents to McCain, it would indicate that McCain delivered questionable material without knowing who provided the funding. But if they say it was them, then they denounce themselves as leakers.
We know that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC funded Fusion GPS’s efforts. We also know that most of the “intelligence” gathered in the dosier hasn’t been backed up by a shred of evidence, despite the best efforts of the Comey-Mueller investigations.
Breitbart reports:
The founders of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS admitted that they helped the researcher hired to compile the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier on President Donald Trump to share the document with Sen. John McCain.
The goal of providing the dossier to McCain, the Fusion GPS founders explained, was to pass the information contained in the questionable document to the U.S. intelligence community under the Obama administration.
The disclosure raises questions about whether McCain knew that the information he delivered to the intelligence community was actually an opposition document reportedly funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
McCain’s office did not reply yesterday to a Breitbart News request for comment on the matter.
Last December, it was revealed that it was McCain who notoriously passed the controversial dossier documents produced by the Washington opposition research firm Fusion GPS to then FBI Director James Comey, whose agency reportedly utilized the dossier as a basis for its probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
McCain’s involvement raises several serious questions.
Did he know that the “intelligence” he delivered was opposition research funded by the DNC?
Was he aware that the document’s author admitted that his work was largely gossip?
Breitbart continues:
It was not clear from their statement whether McCain knew Fusion GPS was behind the dossier. Fusion GPS paid former intelligence agent Christopher Steele to do the purported research for the document. Steele later conceded in court documents that part of his work still needed to be verified.
Breitbart News sent the following questions to McCain’s office but did not receive a reply before press time: “Given that Fusion GPS is openly an opposition research firm, did Sen. McCain know that he was sharing political opposition research on Trump with the intel community? Did he know the dossier was partially funded by the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign?”
Did McCain knowingly spread unsubstantiated, Clinton-funded rumors with the Obama intelligence community?
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