BREAK'G: Fake GOP invest'gs to deflect from DOSSIER details GOP refuses to release

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On Maddow, awaiting it to get posted (she is reading off fax sheets). Will post when available from whomever or whatever puts it up first.

The gist. Glen Simpson, the FUSION GPS principle has given full permission to release the report. Remember when GRASSLEY said he would? He hasn't. Apparently the full vetting of their testimony has been completed BUT the INTEL committee and House committee won't release it. Glen Simpson is telling the 'world', it should be released.

-The REPUBLICANS in congress are attempting to intimidate the creators of the dossier and associated players in its composition by going after THEIR financial records.
-The REPUBLICANS in congress do NOT want to release the findings and the testimony from the dossier creators.
-The REPUBLICANS in congress are selectively releasing some details while manipulating the facts/testimony as presented by the dossier creators.


The Republicans’ Fake Investigations


By GLENN R. SIMPSON and PETER FRITSCH

JAN. 2, 2018



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CreditHarry Campbell

A generation ago, Republicans sought to protect President Richard Nixon by urging the Senate Watergate committee to look at supposed wrongdoing by Democrats in previous elections. The committee chairman, Sam Ervin, a Democrat, said that would be “as foolish as the man who went bear hunting and stopped to chase rabbits.”

Today, amid a growing criminal inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, congressional Republicans are again chasing rabbits. We know because we’re their favorite quarry.

In the year since the publication of the so-called Steele dossier — the collection of intelligence reports we commissioned about Donald Trump’s ties to Russia — the president has repeatedly attacked us on Twitter. His allies in Congress have dug through our bank records and sought to tarnish our firm to punish us for highlighting his links to Russia. Conservative news outlets and even our former employer, The Wall Street Journal, have spun a succession of mendacious conspiracy theories about our motives and backers.

We are happy to correct the record. In fact, we already have.

Three congressional committees have heard over 21 hours of testimony from our firm, Fusion GPS. In those sessions, we toppled the far right’s conspiracy theories and explained how The Washington Free Beacon and the Clinton campaign — the Republican and Democratic funders of our Trump research — separately came to hire us in the first place.

We walked investigators through our yearlong effort to decipher Mr. Trump’s complex business past, of which the Steele dossier is but one chapter. And we handed over our relevant bank records — while drawing the line at a fishing expedition for the records of companies we work for that have nothing to do with the Trump case.

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Republicans have refused to release full transcripts of our firm’s testimony, even as they selectively leak details to media outlets on the far right. It’s time to share what our company told investigators.

We don’t believe the Steele dossier was the trigger for the F.B.I.’s investigation into Russian meddling. As we told the Senate Judiciary Committee in August, our sources said the dossier was taken so seriously because it corroborated reports the bureau had received from other sources, including one inside the Trump camp.

The intelligence committees have known for months that credible allegations of collusion between the Trump camp and Russia were pouring in from independent sources during the campaign. Yet lawmakers in the thrall of the president continue to wage a cynical campaign to portray us as the unwitting victims of Kremlin disinformation.


We suggested investigators look into the bank records of Deutsche Bank and others that were funding Mr. Trump’s businesses. Congress appears uninterested in that tip: Reportedly, ours are the only bank records the House Intelligence Committee has subpoenaed.

We told Congress that from Manhattan to Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., and from Toronto to Panama, we found widespread evidence that Mr. Trump and his organization had worked with a wide array of dubious Russians in arrangements that often raised questions about money laundering. Likewise, those deals don’t seem to interest Congress.

We explained how, from our past journalistic work in Europe, we were deeply familiar with the political operative Paul Manafort’s coziness with Moscow and his financial ties to Russian oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin....



https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/02/...t&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=0
 
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Rachel Maddow is not a good source for documents. But, let's see what they actually come up with. So much of that dossier has been already proven to be total crap.
 
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Why bother getting more access to documents from a fiction!?

I guess people DID line up around the block for Harry Potter.
 
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Trump-Russia dossier firm fires back at GOP conspiracy mongers — and demands Congress release its testimony
BOB BRIGHAM
02 JAN 2018 AT 21:48 ET

The founders of the research firm Fusion GPS, Glenn R. Simpson and Peter Fritsch, wrote a Tuesday New York Times op-ed demanding that their congressional testimony be publicly released.

“Three congressional committees have heard over 21 hours of testimony from our firm, Fusion GPS. In those sessions, we toppled the far right’s conspiracy theories and explained how The Washington Free Beacon and the Clinton campaign — the Republican and Democratic funders of our Trump research — separately came to hire us in the first place,” the column explained.

“Republicans have refused to release full transcripts of our firm’s testimony, even as they selectively leak details to media outlets on the far right,” Fusion GPS noted. “It’s time to share what our company told investigators.”

“We told Congress that from Manhattan to Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., and from Toronto to Panama, we found widespread evidence that Mr. Trump and his organization had worked with a wide array of dubious Russians in arrangements that often raised questions about money laundering,” the column continued. “Likewise, those deals don’t seem to interest Congress.”

The two also hinted there is still much the public does not know.


The public still has much to learn about a man with the most troubling business past of any United States president,” Fusion GPS revealed. “Congress should release transcripts of our firm’s testimony, so that the American people can learn the truth about our work and most important, what happened to our democracy.”

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/tr...s-and-demands-congress-release-its-testimony/
 
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Lmfao @ the gullibility

The leaks are a big conspiracy started by trump against trump... Lmao... And you believe this shit?
 
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Why bother getting more access to documents from a fiction!?

I guess people DID line up around the block for Harry Potter.
You know WE do expect better from people in CANADA. Frankly, I though Canadians were smarter and had NO IDEA they allowed a batshit crazy element up there.