The Daily Caller is reporting that George Soros had a hand in financially supporting the opposition research firm Fusion GPS. Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS partnered to produce the fake dossier on President Trump. While it’s not surprising that Soros had a hand in the fake dossier, it IS surprising that it’s just now coming out.
According to the IRS, radical billionaire George Soros paid The Democracy Integrity Project (TDIP) more than $3.8 million in 2017 to provide research and analysis to “government entities”. Bean LLC is the holding company that controls Fusion GPS:
Payments were then made to Fusion GPS and Steele by The Democracy Integrity Project (TDIP) founded by former Feinstein staffer Daniel J. Jones. This raises questions about whether Senator Feinstein was aware of Jones’ involvement in the dossier on Trump.
Zero Hedge reports that leaked texts suggest that Jones was part of the ongoing scramble to verify the Trump dossier:
Congressional documents and recently leaked texts between Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and a lobbyist representing a Russian aluminum oligarch suggest that Daniel J. Jones, an ex-FBI investigator and former Feinstein staffer, is “intimately involved with ongoing efforts to retroactively validate a series of salacious and unverified memos published by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent, and Fusion GPS.”
Jones’ role in pursuing “vindication of the dossier,” on Steele’s behalf may also explain why Senators Grassley and Graham left Feinstein’s office out of the loop when they filed their criminal referral of Steele to the FBI for making false statements to Federal agents.
JONES ALSO PUSHED OUT ANTI-TRUMP NEWS STORIES:
Real Clear Investigations reported on March 20 that TDIP sends out daily newsletters with a roundup of news stories about the special counsel’s investigation and other Trump-related matters.
Jones has also taken credit for planting anti-Trump news stories. Adam Waldman, an attorney with links to Christopher Steele, revealed text messages showing that Jones took credit for a Reuters news article that raised questions about Russian purchases of Trump properties in Florida.
“Our team helped with this,” Jones wrote Waldman on March 17, 2017, in a text message provided to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Waldman testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee in November 2017 that Jones told him that Soros, the progressive billionaire financier, was one of TDIP’s backers.
That was confirmed in October when The New York Times reported that Soros donated at least $1 million to TDIP:
Mr. Soros has donated more than $15 million in this election cycle to support Democratic candidates at the federal level, according to election commission records, and he has also donated to nonprofits that do not disclose their donors.
Mr. Soros’s representatives say he gave $1 million to one such group, the Democracy Integrity Project, which was established after the 2016 election to investigate foreign interference in elections and to research Mr. Trump’s connections to Russian interests. Mr. Soros is considering additional donations to the group, which has paid for research from Fusion GPS, the firm behind the controversial dossier containing salacious claims about Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia.