Financier of Trump-Russia Dossier Refuses to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee

I feel sorry for Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA).  Between him and Senator Trey Gowdy (and a few others), these have got to be the hardest working politicians in the Swampland.  They have certainly earned their respective paychecks.  Grassley, in particular, is the Chairman of the very powerful and influential Senate Judiciary Committee and, to her credit, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), typically beholden to a rabid and partisan Leftist ideology, who has put aside that façade and focused mainly on answers, have invested more than a little time in attempting to resolve this whole Democrat-induced pipe dream of collusion between the Trump administration and the Russians, as well as the Trump-Russia Dossier, and a host of other issues that are interrelated with these matters (I'm only calling it a matter rather than an investigation because it angers the Left…and it's comical).

In his quest to get to the bottom of these matters, the SJC has issued a request to Co-Founder of Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, to answer questions before the committee.  Grassley and his fellow committee members have received their answer:  No.

The co-founder of a political and corporate intelligence firm behind an explosive dossier alleging Russian intelligence influence over President Donald Trump will not testify next week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to two sources familiar with his plans.

The committee on Wednesday announced a July 19 hearing that listed Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, as a witness. His inclusion raised the specter of public testimony about the dossier's seamy and contested claims of sexual misconduct and a years-long Kremlin conspiracy to get Trump elected.

But the request for Simpson to appear was voluntary, and it’s unclear whether the committee will seek to compel his testimony.

Spokespeople for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and ranking member Dianne Feinstein of California did not respond to requests for comment.

During the 2016 campaign, Simpson’s firm hired the British spy Christopher Steele, who ultimately produced the infamous dossier, which suggests Trump took part in an intricate Kremlin-backed plot to ascend to the White House. He and the White House have strenuously denied the allegations in the document.

The committee called Simpson — who helped establish Fusion GPS in 2009 — to testify during a larger hearing about the role of foreign lobbying.

Simpson hired Steele, a Russia expert, during the GOP primary and Steele continued his work after Trump was picked as the nominee. In its 35 pages was a seamy tale of a years-long conspiracy by the Kremlin to recruit Trump as an ally, to blackmail him through business deals and to entrap him in acts of sexual misconduct.

It's not surprising at all that Simpson won't talk.  The only thing that can come of that is that the Democrat-sympathizer will be made to look like a fool.  Pure and simple.  Also, look for more in the fake news media that will absolutely defend his decision not to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee.  They will circle the wagons around this guy as well, being that he is a former member himself of the hallowed and unblemished echelon of nobility known as journalism.  Be prepared for all his former associates lauding his decision, while at the same time, setting him up for some cute puff-pieces regarding his work with the poverty-stricken, or the endangered fur seals of the Arctic, or his serving meals in the local D.C. soup kitchens.

Mark my words, it's already in the works.

Source:  Politico



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