Fusion GSP co-founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch revealed a puzzling fact in their book, Crime in Progress.
They say that before Coie Perkins hired them to work for Hillary and the DNC, they were hired by Christopher Steele to dig up dirt on Paul Manafort.
They say this took place weeks before Fusion GPS hired Steele.
That is very curious. Who hired Steele to get dirt on Manafort? Could it be that Hillary’s campaign or the DNC hired Steele and then realized that was illegal and then they tried to hide it by funneling the money through Perkins Coie and onto Fusion GPS?
I suppose, but it would be best if the right people were to question Steele.
Simpson and Fritsch say that it was not political. But, how could it not be considering everything we now know?
Remember, DNC employee Alexandra Chalupa knew about Manafort’s possible problems through her contacts in the Ukraine and the Ukrainian embassy in Washington DC.
It is illegal to hire a foreign national to do any work for a campaign.
The Fusion GPS co-founders say their firm cut a nominal agreement to “research Manafort’s finances” for a client of Steele, now infamous for authoring a dossier alleging collusion between President Trump and the Kremlin.
Fritsch and Simpson contend that the retired Secret Intelligence Service MI6 agent’s client was Oleg Deripaska, an oligarch and close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Deripaska sought to determine whether Manafort had stolen money from him, according to the book.
“[Christopher Steele] did not disclose the ultimate client for the job, and Fusion didn’t press the issue,” claim the Fusion GSP co-founders.
American Greatness notes of the Fusion GPS-Steele deal: “That means Glenn Simpson represented not one but two Russian tycoons in 2016: At the same time Fusion was helping Steele on behalf of Deripaska, Simpson also was representing Prevezon, another company owned by a Putin-tied Russian also under investigation by the Justice Department for money laundering.”