The FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia has rocked Washington.
But there is an ugly truth that just got revealed.
And it’s changed the entire investigation.
The FBI’s inquiry has so far produced no evidence of collusion.
Now new questions are arising about the investigation.
However, they are about the FBI’s conduct and their connection to a pro-Hillary Clinton group that produced the explosive Christopher Steele dossier.
The Steele dossier was funded by Fusion GPS, a left-leaning research group.
Their memo included unverified allegations of the Kremlin possessing compromising information on Trump and meetings between Trump associates and Russian intelligence.
When this memo was leaked in early January, Democrats and some in the media used it to try and discredit Trump and question his fitness for office.
Now the Senate is investigating Fusion’s ties to Democrats.
The New York Post reports:
The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month threatened to subpoena the firm, Fusion GPS, after it refused to answer questions and provide records to the panel identifying who financed the error-ridden dossier, which was circulated during the election and has sparked much of the Russia scandal now engulfing the White House.
What is the company hiding? Fusion GPS describes itself as 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.
“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.”
Fusion GPS was on the payroll of an unidentified Democratic ally of Clinton when it hired a long-retired British spy to dig up dirt on Trump. In 2012, Democrats hired Fusion GPS to uncover dirt on GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. And in 2015, Democrat ally Planned Parenthood retained Fusion GPS to investigate pro-life activists protesting the abortion group.
More, federal records show a key co-founder and partner in the firm was a Hillary Clinton donor and supporter of her presidential campaign.”
The Senate is also probing if the FBI paid Christopher Steele – an ex-British intelligence agent who produced the memo – as well as if they used a false document as part of their investigation.
The New York Post also reports:
“The Senate Judiciary Committee is also investigating whether the FBI has wrongly relied on the anti-Trump dossier and its author, Christopher Steele — the old spy who was hired by Fusion GPS to build a Russia file on Trump — to aid its ongoing espionage investigation into the Trump campaign and its possible ties to Moscow.
The FBI received a copy of the Democrat-funded dossier in August, during the heat of the campaign, and is said to have contracted in October to pay Steele $50,000 to help corroborate the dirt on Trump — a relationship that “raises substantial questions about the independence” of the bureau in investigating Trump, warned Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
Senate investigators are demanding to see records of communications between Fusion GPS and the FBI and the Justice Department, including any contacts with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, now under congressional investigation for possibly obstructing the Hillary Clinton email probe, and deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, who is under investigation by the Senate and the Justice inspector general for failing to recuse himself despite financial and political connections to the Clinton campaign through his Democrat activist wife. Senate investigators have singled out McCabe as the FBI official who negotiated with Steele.
Like Fusion GPS, the FBI has failed to cooperate with congressional investigators seeking documents.”
Fusion GPS and the FBI stonewalling Senate investigators is raising some disturbing questions.
What do they have to hide?
Could this be the key to unraveling the Deep State’s Russia conspiracy?
If the investigation was based on fake news, then all Russia-related inquiries about Trump should end immediately.