Fusion GPS also stands behind the dossier, a lawyer for the firm said at the end of a 10-hour interview given by co-founder Glenn Simpson.
“Mr. Simpson told Congress the truth and cleared the record on many matters of interest to congressional investigators. He also kept the identities of Fusion GPS’ clients confidential,” Josh Levy, Simpson’s attorney, told The Daily Caller in a statement.
Simpson appeared for the interview after weeks of negotiations between his attorneys and the committee, which is one of three congressional panels investigation potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.
Here is more background on the now-discredited Trump Dossier.
The documents contained explosive, but unverified, opposition research that alleged intel ties between Russia and Trump and also claims Russia holds sexual blackmail material over Trump.
One of the most outrageous unconfirmed allegations in the report claims the Russians recorded Trump watching Russian prostitutes urinate on each other in a Moscow hotel room previously occupied by President and Mrs. Barack Obama.
According to the “leaked” “intelligence” documents: Trump disliked Obama so much that he hired two Russian hookers to piss on a bed that Obama slept on in Russia.
On Monday, GPS Fusion founders have refused Rep. Nunes’ request to testify before the House Intelligence Committee. The founders cited constitutional privileges as their reason to refuse, claiming they cannot in good conscience appear before the panel.
Some news: Fusion GPS co-founders will invoke their constitutional privileges not to testify before the HPSCI after Nunes subpoena. Story TK pic.twitter.com/dLZ8iJypx9
“We cannot in good conscience do anything but advise our clients to stand on their constitutional privileges, the attorney work product doctrine and contractual obligations,” wrote Fusion GPS counsel Josh Levy in response to subpoenas issued earlier this month by the committee’s chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes.
Levy argued that complying with the subpoenas would violate “the First Amendment rights” of the cofounders — Glenn Simpson, Thomas Catan, and Peter Fritsch — “and would chill any American running for office … from conducting confidential opposition research in an election.”
The following is one more update on Donald Trump’s Presidency. Make sure you keep yourself informed!:
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned, and he’s claiming that it’s due to a conspiracy in the NFL against him. He’s filed an official grievance against the League.
The filing claims the NFL and its owners “have colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick’s leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice and his bringing awareness to peculiar institutions still undermining racial equality in the United States.”
Yup. You just keep spreading that conspiracy, bud.
In a statement just released by ESPN, Kaepernick’s lawyer said “If the NFL (as well as all professional sports teams) is to remain a meritocracy, then principled and peaceful protest — which the owners themselves made great theater imitating weeks ago — should not be punished and athletes should not be denied employment based on partisan political provocation by the Executive Branch of our government. Such a precedent threatens all patriotic Americans and harkens back to our darkest days as a nation. Protecting all athletes from such collusive conduct is what compelled Mr. Kaepernick to file his grievance. Colin Kaepernick’s goal has always been, and remains, to simply be treated fairly by the league he performed at the highest level for and to return to the football playing field.”
The grievance comes after months of debate over whether Kaepernick was being blacklisted by the NFL following the “taking a knee” protest movement he began last year. That would be unlikely, given the number of coaches who approved of their players collectively taking the knee in defiance of President Donald Trump.
Of course, Kapernick is trying to save his ego by blaming his lack of employment on his protest antics. To me, he sounds like another entitled millionaire who just can’t face the truth about his performance.
What do you think? Is Kaepernick unsigned because of his protest movement, or because of his performance? Tell us your thoughts below, and share this story on Facebook now!
Let me share one more piece of information on The Trump Presidency. Make sure you keep yourself informed!:
It’s always interesting when Hillary Clinton is forced to discuss sexual assault. The cognitive dissonance she has to have to act as if she takes it seriously after covering it up for her husband for years is astounding.
The rape and sexual assault, abuse, and harassment claims piling up against liberal Hollywood mega-donor Harvey Weinstein built to a point where Hillary could ignore it no longer.
Oh, the irony! In an interview with the BBC over the weekend, Hillary said:
It was just disgusting and the stories that have come out are just heartbreaking. And I really commend the women who have been willing to step forward now and tell their stories.
But I think it’s important that we not just focus on him and whatever consequences flow from these stories about his behavior but that we recognize that this kind of behavior cannot be tolerated anywhere, whether it’s in entertainment, politics. After all, we have someone admitting to be a sexual assaulter in the Oval Office.
That quote could easily have been said of her husband Bill and his many, many accusers! And to his credit, the BBC interviewer brought up Bill’s victims and asked Hillary if it was the right thing for her to dismiss those women.
She replied, “Well, yes, because that had all been litigated. That was the subject of a huge investigation as you might recall in the late ’90s and there were conclusions drawn and that was clearly in the past. But it is something that has to be taken seriously — as I say for everyone, not just for those in entertainment right now.”
Well, is it “for everyone” to be taken seriously or just anyone who’s not your husband?
Bill Clinton’s former mistress Dolly Kyle objected to Hillary’s characterization of the accusations against Bill, “Hillary said the sex assault cases against her ‘husband’ had been litigated. That’s a lie. Does she know what litigated means?”
Hillary said the sex assault cases against her “husband” had been litigated. That’s a lie. Does she know what litigated means? #DollyKyle✍
In case you need a reminder about the nexus between Harvey, Bill, Hollywood, and covering up sexual assault, here’s a flashback from 1998 when Harvey Weinstein, along with a whole host of Hollywood luminaries, contributed to Bill Clinton’s legal defense fund amid the Paula Jones civil lawsuit.
Speaking of funds, the Clinton Foundation has announced that it will NOT be returning Harvey’s roughly $250,000 in donations. No wonder Bill and Chelsea have been running away from the press, refusing to answer questions!
Hillary already said she was going to give her Weinstein donations to charity … by including it in the usual 10 percent she gives to charity each year. Huh?? That’s not how it works, Hill. You give your 10 percent AND the Weinstein money on top of that for it to count!
Hillary is so disingenuous and fake! Watch her feign sympathy for sexual assault victims on the BBC:
Do you think Bill’s sexual assaults are “in the past” or should they be compared to Harvey Weinstein’s? Tell us in the comments below!