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“If you’re getting help from a foreign government and your help is intelligence, then the foreign government’s interfering. I mean, you know, I think that also — of course, in retrospect we now know this was pretty right on target in terms on what it says.”(Glenn Simpson testimony, August 22, 2017, p. 155)
“Somebody’s already been killed as a result of the publication of this dossier and no harm should come to anybody related to this honest work.” (Mr. Levy (Simpson Attorney), p. 279)
The “Steele dossier” is actually a series of memos prepared for Glenn Simpson-Fusion GPS. This is the first memo. Yellow highlight in the original as made public; red added.
These pages are excerpted from Glenn Simpson’s very lengthy testimony to the US Congress which is over 300 pages long. Yellow and red emphasis our own.
Christopher “Steele, a former MI6 officer with deep experience in Russia, was hired by a Washington-based political research firm known as Fusion GPS in the summer 2016.
Fusion had earlier been retained by a Republican donor interested in gathering embarrassing political dirt on Trump, but after Trump won the Republican nomination, Fusion was hired by a law firm with connections to the Democratic Party.
Steele’s research, which focused on Russia and Trump’s ties there, resulted in a 35-page report that circulated among political operatives and reporters in Washington for months until BuzzFeed published the entire dossier online in January 2017.
News reports have said the FBI had considered paying Steele for more research but later decided not to.
Trump has repeatedly denied the allegations in the dossier. Some Republicans have also asserted that the dossier was what prompted the FBI to open its criminal investigation in July 2016 into Russia’s interactions with Trump-connected officials, something contradicted by court documents and other public statements.” See: “Senators Call for Criminal Probe Into Author of Salacious Trump Dossier” January 06, 2018 3:55 AM, Mike Eckel https://www.voanews.com/a/steele-dossier-trump-criminal-probe-graham-grassley/4194955.html
About the testimony-link to testimony found below. The original is a searchable pdf so that quotes found in media may be searched and read in context:
Simpson-Fusion GPS also investigated Browder for Prevezon. The Prevezon case may well be more damning to Trump than any hotel videos. Simpson says that they were doing research for a law firm. For those who read that part of the testimoney, Browder’s concerns with the testimony may be found here: https://twitter.com/Billbrowder/status/950833145213063168
It may be simply that Simpson was trying to do the job that he was hired to do (and bad people more often have money for researchers than good people do) and one can’t blame Browder for trying to steer clear. Or, someone may be trying to muddy the waters.
Do a search for Prevezon in our blog, too.
And see: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/01/11/prevezon-civil-case-closed-but-criminal-case-reportedly-still-open-in-us-and-the-netherlands/