Washington Free Beacon funded original Fusion GPS anti-Trump opposition effort

by Byron York
October 28, 2017

Lawyers for the conservative publication Washington Free Beacon informed the House Intelligence Committee Friday that the organization was the original funder for the anti-Trump opposition research project with Fusion GPS.

The Free Beacon funded the project from the fall of 2015 through the spring of 2016, whereupon it withdrew funding and the project was picked up by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign

The original arrangement between the Free Beacon and Fusion GPS involved opposition research into multiple Republican candidates, not just front-runner Donald Trump.

Sources close to the Free Beacon stress that the project, when the Free Beacon funded it, had nothing to do with Russia and did not involve Christopher Steele, the former British spy who gathered anti-Trump dirt in Russia. Steele was retained by Fusion GPS when the project was funded by Democrats, and not in its initial phase, when the Free Beacon was involved.

12 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • pete says:

    The Law according to “bobnstuff” :

    1. Donald Trump Jr broke the law when he, in the midst of a presidential election, met with a Russian Lawyer who supposedly had damaging information on a political opponent (Hillary Clinton). Information the lawyer never produced.

    2. Hillary Clinton & the DNC did not brake the law when they paid a foreign national (thru a series of law firms) to produce an unverified dossier critical of a political opponent (Donald J Trump) in the midst of a presidential election

    1. Washington Free Bacon needs to be sued for supporting fake news!

  • ccblogging says:

    Isn’t it ironic that former FBI director Mueller who approved Hillary’s Treasonous sellout of America is the special prosecutor. Nothing to see here folks. Right?

  • ccblogging says:

    John McCain had a big role in promoting Hillary’s Fake dossier. McCain is one of the Keating Five, who helped Keating defraud investors and the elderly, and caused a recession, with the Savings & Loan scandal. McCain married into a crime family. McCain sent birthday greetings to a Mafia Godfather in Tucson. McCain is corrupt, so corrupt, he’d be in prison, if he were a normal American citizen. The Bolles murder was the killing of a journalist about to expose the McCain family wealth’s origins in major crime. McCain is as criminal as his friend Hillary. Their criminal lives tie them together.

  • oldgringo says:

    It is well know their are many individuals in England that do not like the USA…mostly because of jealousy of our freedoms but probably more likely because we kicked their butts twice…once during our American revolution against the crown of England and the other in the war of 1812…or simply because they are Europeans and are a different breed of cat…That being said England a foreign power should be held accountable for the release of the Trump Dossier with which the purpose was to interfere with our American election process…which is a violations of our election laws…Christopher Steel must face justice in our court system and also the British court system depending on whether they choose to turn their heads against us or not…We can’t have Russian confidences like Christopher Steel engaged in tampering with our US elections…Look at all the millions of dollars these investigations are costing US taxpayers all because some lying sneaky British subject threw a monkey wrench into our election system…Christopher Steel needs to be held accountable and send to prison…Same for James Comey and Robert Mueller who are well known players in the Clinton/Russian collusion game involving the sale of 20% of our Uranium assets to the Russians…They codified the Clinton’s and all must pay for their crimes against the national security of these United States…which is treason…Robert Mueller needs to be fired and arrested before he can do more damage to this country than he already has…He’s no better than the Rosenberg’s who were executed for their crimes against the United States.

    1. bobnstuff says:

      Sorry to break this to you but no laws have been broken. Just because it’s anti Trump doesn’t make it against the law. Unlike the Presidents campaign the Clinton Campaign never went directly to the Russians for dirt. They hired and American Law firm that hired another America company who hired an investigator who was British. Last I heard Britain isn’t a hostel foreign power and in fact is our strongest ally. No laws were broken in this case but as in all Trump defense of his actions he much try to switch the subject to Clinton.

      As far as the Uranium deal, how much uranium has Russia gotten to export from our country? The answer is zero. The reason is they need an export license to export it and they don’t have one and the NRC is not likely to give them one. In this case it’s no different then the Russians buying real estate. They can own all they want but they can’t take it home. How much real estate has the Russians bought from Trump at outrages prices?

      1. chw2000 says:

        Again and again you defend the Clinton crime family. We all know you’re a genius but none of us knew you had a law degree. I don’t think you know your ass from a hole in the ground. Laws where broken by the Clintons and the DNC. When you pay someone to create FALSE information and then have it PUBLISHED as fact, the law is broken. You’re a complete ass hole.
        And for he Uranium One deal, better check the amount of $ “donated” to the Clinton “Foundation” that was routed to the Canadian arm of the “Foundation”.
        As for real estate sales by Trump to russians, that is NOT ILLEGAL. You’re the one that wants to “deflect”. Always, from Clinton to Trump. You’re a democ-rat and a total ass hole!

        1. bobnstuff says:

          If the Russians paid for the deal to go through they we ripped off. Clinton had little power to effect it and the Russians got little out of it. I guess you never bothered to see what the deal really was or why the NRC approved it.

          I agree Trump selling property at four times the market value to the Russians is not illegal, nor is Trumps companies owing large sums of money to Russians and China.

          1. Robert Francis says:

            Hate to break it to you but the great USA owes China trillions for buying up Obama’s debt…

        2. K.A. says:

          Don’t forget BobbyBoy is all knowing; he even knows more than Jonathan Turley, a renowned legal scholar, who’s hardly a conservative! All knowing, BobbyBoy, professes to have a legal prowess far above the abilities of Turley’s!

          According to BobbyBoy, when Turley speaks on the Mueller investigation and the Uranium One bribery, he just doesn’t know what he’s talking about. That Turley is just ignorant when he states this about the collusion con: “I’ve been very skeptical about the past Russian collusion claims as being a criminal matter”. Or, when he states this about the Clinton pay-for-play: “The allegations against the Clintons could potentially be criminal.”

          We should just all listen to BobbyBoy and forget all those less supreme beings that are inferior to him!

    2. gandolf says:

      Nonsense! We pulled their butts out of the fire when Germany attacked them. That wiped out any animosity. We had been the closest of friends until liberalism took over Great Britain.

  • Ted Crawford says:

    Free Beacon, you should have remembered; “when you lay with dogs, you will get fleas”!

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