The Truth About The Fusion GPS Dossier Collusion Scandal

The now-infamous “Golden Showers” dossier has Fusion GPS in the spotlight as serious questions are raised about who funded the largely discredited or unverified allegations against Donald Trump and his campaign associates.

In April 2016, the Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee used lawyer Marc Elias to retain and fund Fusion GPS for opposition research, leading to the “Golden Showers” dossier.

In June 2016, former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and his company Orbis Business Intelligence are hired by Fusion GPS to specifically investigate Trump’s possible connections to Russia. What is the truth about the Fusion GPS dossier collusion scandal?

Sources
Background
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/clinton-campaign-dnc-paid-for-research-that-led-to-russia-dossier/2017/10/24/226fabf0-b8e4-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/28/finally-a-definitive-timeline-showing-when-clinton-dnc-started-the-russian-dossier/
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/us/trump-russia-cia-john-brennan.html
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/28/cnns-undisclosed-ties-to-fusion-gps/
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/10/30/waittheres-an-obama-white-house-connection-to-trump-dossier-research-firm-n2402194
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/22/us/politics/james-comey-election.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/us/politics/donald-trump-russia-intelligence.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/us/trump-russia-cia-john-brennan.html
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/26/john-podesta-whose-lawyer-paid-for-dossier-told-senate-he-didnt-know-who-funded-it/
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/26/tom-perez-dnc-didnt-ask-questions-about-dossier-research-project-video/
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/19/john-mccain-denies-being-buzzfeeds-trump-dossier-source/
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/19/trump-questions-whether-fusion-gps-was-paid-by-russia-fbi-or-democrats/

Perkins Coie Funding Sources
Hillary For America: https://www.fec.gov/data/disbursements/?two_year_transaction_period=2016&data_type=processed&committee_id=C00575795&min_date=01%2F01%2F2015&max_date=12%2F31%2F2016
DNC: https://www.fec.gov/data/disbursements/?two_year_transaction_period=2016&data_type=processed&committee_id=C00575795&min_date=01%2F01%2F2015&max_date=12%2F31%2F2016
Obama For America: https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00431445/

Washington Free Beacon
http://freebeacon.com/uncategorized/fusion-gps-washington-free-beacon/
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/28/free-beacon-reported-on-fusion-gps-multiple-times-without-disclosing-their-relationship/
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/27/website-backed-by-rubio-donor-is-fusion-gpss-gop-client/

Christopher Steele
https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/download/grassley-to-fbi_-steele-dossier-in-foreign-intelligence-with-attachments
http://media.washtimes.com.s3.amazonaws.com/media/misc/2017/04/26/Steeles_Defence_in_London_Action.pdf
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/02/politics/donald-trump-spy-dossier/index.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/25/us/politics/steele-dossier-trump-expained.html
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/25/christopher-steele-admits-dossier-charge-unverifie/

Dossier Claims Debunked
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/attorney-for-trump-lawyer-refutes-russian-collusion-claims-in-dossier/
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/25/christopher-steele-admits-dossier-charge-unverifie/

Perkins Coie/Marc Elias
https://www.fec.gov/files/legal/murs/current/116378.pdf
https://www.law360.com/cases/523b5efead5511081f00a15b

Donald Trump Jr. Meeting
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2017/07/11/inside-the-link-between-the-russian-lawyer-who-met-donald-trump-jr-and-the-trump-dossier/?utm_term=.c75e5bb4e90d
http://www.independent.co.uk/News/world/americas/us-politics/trump-jr-russian-lawyer-steele-dossier-natalia-veselnitskaya-gps-fusion-a7834541.html
http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-team-blames-democrats-for-meeting-between-campaign-and-natalia-veselnitskaya-2017-7
https://www.circa.com/story/2017/07/08/donald-trump-jr-met-with-russian-lawyer-during-election-but-didnt-follow-up
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/26/russia-probe-democrats-block-key-witness-against-shadowy-firm-fusion-gps.html
https://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Russian-lawyer-ties-DNC/2017/07/09/id/800676/

Thor Halvorssen, Bill Browder and Alek Boyd
https://www.scribd.com/document/354721041/Testimony-of-Thor-Halvorssen-to-the-Senate-Committee-on-the-Judiciary-7-26-2017
http://www.businessinsider.com/fusion-gps-trump-russia-dossier-bill-browder-2017-7
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/17/trump-dossier-firms-smear-tactics-unveiled-fusion-gps-labeled-critic-pedophile-extortionist-and-drug-trafficker.html
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/25/trump-dossier-firm-are-highly-paid-smear-experts-human-rights-activist-will-tell-senate/

Carter Page Situation
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/politics/fbi-dossier-carter-page-donald-trump-russia-investigation/index.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-s-intel-officials-probe-ties-between-trump-adviser-and-kremlin-175046002.html
http://nypost.com/2017/04/11/fbi-reportedly-probed-ex-trump-aide-carter-page-during-campaign/
http://nypost.com/2017/09/14/ex-trump-aide-carter-page-sues-yahoo-huffpost-for-defamation/
http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/15/former-trump-campaign-adviser-identified-in-dossier-sues-yahoo-news/

Fusion GPS
https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasonleopold/senate-committee-escalates-russia-probe-digs-into-finances?utm_term=.hlY6nrWWW#.oc6zv8NNN
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/07/27/william_browder_fusion_gps_was_acting_on_behalf_of_russia.html
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/25/house-intels-subpoena-forced-the-dossier-client-revelation/
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/20/fusion-gps-fights-subpoena-for-bank-records-which-would-reveal-its-dossier-client/

James Comey
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/comey-even-though-it-was-salacious-and-unverified-we-knew-media-was-about
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/448381/jim-comey-backs-donald-trumps-story
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/07/politics/james-comey-memos-testimony/index.html
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/08/politics/new-questions-comey-opening-statement-on-trump/index.html
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/06/07/read_james_comey_s_prepared_testimony_about_his_private_conversations_with.html

FEC Complaint Against Hillary For America and DNC
http://www.campaignlegalcenter.org/document/fec-complaint-hillary-america-dnc-failure-disclose

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) Warrants
https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324904004578535670310514616

Russian government hackers penetrated DNC, stole opposition research on Trump
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russian-government-hackers-penetrated-dnc-stole-opposition-research-on-trump/2016/06/14/cf006cb4-316e-11e6-8ff7-7b6c1998b7a0_story.html

Obama’s rule changes opened door for NSA intercepts of Americans to reach political hands
https://www.circa.com/story/2017/03/28/politics/obamas-rule-changes-opened-door-for-nsa-intercepts-of-americans-to-reach-political-hands

Nunes claims some Trump transition messages were intercepted
https://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/devin-nunes-donald-trump-surveillance-obama-236366

Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/politics/paul-manafort-government-wiretapped-fisa-russians/index.html

Michael Morrel: http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/15/former-cia-director-has-serious-doubts-about-trump-dossier/
Sean Davis, The Federalist: http://thefederalist.com/2017/10/29/obamas-campaign-gave-972000-law-firm-funneled-money-fusion-gps/
Aaron Klein, Breitbart: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/06/dnc-russian-hacking-conclusion-comes-google-linked-firm/
Mike Cernovich: https://medium.com/@Cernovich/susan-rice-requested-unmasking-of-incoming-trump-administration-officials-30085b5cff16
Former CIA Director Leon Panetta: http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/10/27/panetta-intel-committee-investigate-payments-russia-dossier/
New York Times Journalist Kenneth Vogel: https://twitter.com/kenvogel/status/922955410327425027
New York Times Journalist Maggie Haberman: https://twitter.com/maggienyt/status/922962880206647297
Former Clinton Campaign Spokesman Brian Fallon: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-russia-dossier-hillary-clinton-campaign-democratic-national-committee-dnc-christopher-a8018936.html
Campaign Legal Center Senior Director Adav Noti: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/25/fec-complaint-accuses-clinton-dnc-violations/

Closing Statement
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-29/trump-heralds-gop-anger-unity-wsj-warns-dems-russian-dossier-dam-breaking
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-trump-dossier-dam-is-breaking-1509143847
http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/26/politics/james-comey-fbi-investigation-fake-russian-intelligence/index.html