Democrats are behind the “dossier” that attempted to viciously smear Donald Trump during the campaign, an explosive report reveals.
Earlier this month, the Senate Judiciary Committee threatened to subpoena the firm after they refused to answer questions and provide records to the committee which would identify who exactly financed the completely fictitious document, which was widely circulated in the media during the election and sparked much of the “Russia/Trump” debate that has engulfed the White House.
GPS is described as a “research and strategic intelligence firm” founded by three Wall Street Journal reporters. But sources told The Post that the group is in fact an opposition-research group for the Democrats and that the founders are leftists activists with a pro-Hillary and anti-Trump agenda.
“These weren’t mercenaries or hired guns,” a congressional source familiar with the dossier probe told the paper. “These guys had a vested personal and ideological interest in smearing Trump and boosting Hillary’s chances of winning the White House.”
Fusion GPS was on the payroll of an ally of Hillary Clinton when it hired an ex-British spy to dig up dirt on Trump. And in 2012, Democrats hired Fusion GPS to find dirt on then-Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney. They also hired the group to dig up dirt on pro-life activists protesting Planned Parenthood.
In September 2016, while Fusion GPS was quietly shopping the dirty dossier on Trump around Washington, its co-founder and partner Peter R. Fritsch contributed at least $1,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund and the Hillary For America campaign, Federal Election Commission data show. His wife also donated money to Hillary’s campaign.
Property records show that in June 2016, as Clinton allies bankrolled Fusion GPS, Fritsch bought a six-bedroom, five-bathroom home in Bethesda, Md., for $2.3 million.
Fritsch did not respond to requests for comment. A lawyer for Fusion GPS said the firm’s work is confidential.
And Fusion still refuses to cooperate with congressional investigators.
The dossier’s author – Christopher Steele – contracted with Fusion GPS to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia starting in June 2016, whereupon he outlandishly claimed that Hillary campaign hackers were “paid by both Trump’s team and the Kremlin” and that the operation was run out of Putin’s office. He also fed Fusion GPS and its Hillary-allied clients incredulous gossip about Trump hating the Obamas so much that he hired hookers to urinate on a bed they slept in at the Moscow Ritz-Carlton, and that Russian intelligence recorded the “pee party” in case they needed to blackmail Trump.”
Of course – none of the rumors were backed by any evidence or even sourcing. But that didn’t matter. Steele was handsomely rewarded by Democrats to the amount of $250,000 for his nonsense “dossier.”
Amazingly, despite all this, the fake dossier was given credence – even at the CIA. It ended up attached to a Top Secret intelligence briefing on Russia for President Obama, even though his intelligence czar last month testified “We couldn’t corroborate the sourcing.” The FBI, moreover, has been using it for investigative leads on Trump associates like Carter Page, even though former FBI Director James Comey this month described the dossier as “salacious and unverified.”
And of course, Democratic leaders in Congress keep referring to it to cook up more charges against Trump, while liberal media continue to use it as a road map to find “scoops” on Trump in the “Russiagate” conspiracy they’re peddling — still hoping against hope that the central thrust of the report — that Trump entered into an unholy alliance with the Russian government during the election — will one day prove true and bring about the downfall of his presidency.