Who Paid for the ‘Trump Dossier’?Posted: July 28, 2017 Filed under: Crime & Corruption, Mediasphere, Politics, Russia, White House | Tags: 2016, Chuck Grassley, Dianne Feinstein, Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Donald Trump presidential campaign, Glenn Simpson, Jared Kushner, Kimberley A. Strassel, Paul Manafort, Trump dossier, United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Leave a comment
Democrats don’t want you to find out—and that ought to be a scandal of its own.
Kimberley A. Strassel reports: It has been 10 days since Democrats received the glorious news that Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley would require Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort to explain their meeting with Russian operators at Trump Tower last year. The left was salivating at the prospect of watching two Trump insiders being grilled about Russian “collusion” under the klieg lights.
Yet Democrats now have meekly and noiselessly retreated, agreeing to let both men speak to the committee in private. Why would they so suddenly be willing to let go of this moment of political opportunity?
Fusion GPS. That’s the oppo-research outfit behind the infamous and discredited “Trump dossier,” ginned up by a former British spook. Fusion co-founder Glenn Simpson also was supposed to testify at the Grassley hearing, where he might have been asked in public to reveal who hired him to put together the hit job on Mr. Trump, which was based largely on anonymous Russian sources. Turns out Democrats are willing to give up just about anything—including their Manafort moment—to protect Mr. Simpson from having to answer that question …. (read more)