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Fusion GPS Paid Journos to Feed Fake Trump Dossier Stories to the Press

The more that comes out about this leftwing smear, the uglier it gets.

From The Washington Examiner 

Newly filed court documents confirm that Fusion GPS, the company mostly responsible for the controversial “Trump dossier” on presidential candidate Donald Trump, made payments to three journalists between June 2016 until February 2017.

The revelation could be a breakthrough for House Republicans, who are exploring whether Fusion GPS used the dossier, which was later criticized for having inaccurate information on Trump, to feed anti-Trump stories to the press during and after the presidential campaign. The three journalists who were paid by Fusion GPS are known to have reported on “Russia issues relevant to [the committee’s] investigation,” the House Intelligence Committee said in a court filing.

But the recipients’ names, the amounts, and purposes of those payments were either redacted from the documents that Fusion GPS filed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia or were not disclosed.

Fusion has asked the court to issue a restraining order against the House committee, which is demanding documents from the company that, among other things, explain the payments it made to reporters. Most of the documents sought are banking records.

 

……Fusion GPS didn’t deny that some payments went to reporters, but argues that these payments were made to help the company with research.

“Fusion GPS is a research firm set up by former investigative journalists,” Fusion GPS’s lawyer, Josh Levy, said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. “As such, it sometimes works with contractors that have specialized skills seeking public information. Contractors are not permitted to publish any articles based on that work, and Fusion GPS does not pay journalists to write stories.”

The “research firm” was founded by three former Wall Street Journal reporters—Glenn R. Simpson, Peter Fritsch and Thomas Catan,—which serves as a political broker for the Dems; activists with a pro-Hillary Clinton, anti-Trump agenda. They had a vested ideological interest in smearing Trump.

 

……One of the documents filed by lawyers for the House Intelligence Committee said each of the three reporters who received payments had written about the Russia probe, which could indicate that reporters were using Fusion GPS’s work to write their stories.

“Additionally, the Committee seeks transactions related to three individual journalists, [names redacted], each of whom have reported on and/or been quoted in articles regarding topics related to the Committee’s investigation, some of which were published as recently as October 2017,” the committee wrote.

Additionally, a filing by lawyers for the House Intelligence Committee asserts that Fusion GPS “brokered meetings for dossier author Christopher Steele with at least five major media outlets in September 2016, including Yahoo news.”

 

……At least two people have accused Fusion GPS of running smear campaigns by planting stories in the media with friendly journalists. Bill Browder, who was instrumental in initiating and promoting passage of the Magnitsky Act through Congress, has made that accusation. The Magnitsky Act is essentially a sanctions bill against dozens of Russian oligarchs and limits their access to Western banks.

The dossier has become one of the central components of the investigations being carried out by the House and Senate Intelligence committees, as well as the Senate Judiciary Committee. Investigators are trying to determine how the dossier may have influence the intelligence agencies during the 2016 election.

The Washington Examiner reported that “FBI and Justice Department officials have told congressional investigators in recent days that they have not been able to verify or corroborate the substantive allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign outlined in the Trump dossier.”

 

The ‘Russian-Trump collusion’ bullshit pushed by the media, is a big fat nothing burger.

Their animosity for Donald Trump and his supporters is so intense they go to absurd lengths to propagate some of the most hideous yellow journalismviolence, and hatespeech on record.  When Trump hits back, which is something they’re not used tothe meltdown is pathetic and laughable.

There’s a lot more dirt to dig out of Fusion GPS, and all of it involves the Dem conspiracy to sabotage the 2016 campaign.

BTW: The FBI finally admitted it can’t verify a single thing in the trashy, ridiculous ‘dossier’.

 

 

 

Related articles:

http://www.frontpagemag.com/point/267359/fusion-gps-and-how-news-gets-made-daniel-greenfield

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/241381/news-of-the-news

Related posts:

https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2017/01/14/fake-dossier-about-donald-trump-made-quite-a-bizarre-journey/

https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2017/11/15/fusion-gps-admits-shopping-fake-trump-russia-dossier-to-media/

https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2017/10/29/obamas-campaign-gave-over-900000-to-law-firm-that-paid-fusion-gps/

https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/co-founder-of-dem-operative-fusion-gps-refuses-to-testify-before-congress/

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The Real War on Women: The Growing List of Smug, Hypocritical Leftist Predators Accused of Sexual Assault

Rape, sexual assault, pedophilia, and sexual misconduct is rampant throughout the Left.

New York Times hack Glenn Thrush.

According to Bianca Padró Ocasio, a friend of one of the women Thrush made unwanted sexual advances towards, the New York Times reporter was well known for telling others he was a mentor to aspiring women and was disgusted by the toxic culture created by sexual harassers.
……Thrush and the young woman met at her colleague’s going-away party at a bar near the Politico newsroom, she told me, and shared a few rounds of drinks in a booth. The night, she said, ended on a Washington street corner, where Thrush left her in tears after she resisted his advances.

The encounter was troubling enough to the woman that her friend Bianca Padró Ocasio, also 23 and a journalist, confronted Thrush about his behavior via text message the next day.

“I want to make sure you don’t lure young women aspiring journalists into those situations ever again,” she texted. “So help me out here. How can I do that?”

……On that night five years ago, I joined Thrush and a handful of other reporters for a few rounds at the Continental, a Politico hangout in Rosslyn, Virginia. At first, nothing seemed strange, until the crowd had dwindled down to Thrush, me, and one other female colleague.
Thrush tossed a $20 bill at her and told her to take a cab and leave us, “the grown-ups,” alone. He slid into my side of the booth, blocking me in. I was wearing a skirt, and he put his hand on my thigh. He started kissing me. I pulled myself together and got out of there, shoving him on my way out.

In the morning, Thrush sent me an apologetic email. I didn’t save it, but I recall it as similar to the one he would later send to Padró Ocasio’s friend in June. He said he was sorry, but he didn’t say for what, exactly.

This Tweet didn’t age well.

 

Al Franken

Harvey Weinstein

Kevin Spacey

Anthony Weiner

Joe Biden

Bill Clinton, who has a lengthy history of sexual assaults, has just been accused of more.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

Charlie Rose

John Conyers  settled a wrongful dismissal complaint with a former employee who charges she was fired because she wouldn’t “succumb to (his) sexual advances.”

Raul Bocanegra Democratic majority whip of the California State Assembly.

Leftie NY Governor Andrew Cuomo has been named in a sexual harassment lawsuit for looking the other way as high-ranking Cuomo appointee Sam Hoyt sexually assaulted a woman whom he helped get a job at the DMV.

Rep. Steve Lebsock (D-Colorado) for sexual harassment against several female colleagues. 

Democrat Congressman Ryan Saavedra accused by 10 women Of sexual harassment

Prominent staffer of NYC mayor Bill deBlasio (D) arrested on child pornography charges. 

Actor Jeffrey Tambor sexual misconduct.

Oliver Stone

David Letterman

Their assaults include men, as well.

Actor George Takei assaulted a male actor/model. Oh my.

Expect more allegations, lawsuits, and criminal charges as time goes on. The best disinfectant is sunlight.  Let’s expose them all.

 

Related articles:

http://www.businessinsider.com/democrats-reckoning-sexual-assault-allegations-bill-clinton-2017-11

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/21/heres-why-the-progressive-left-keeps-sticking-up-for-pedophiles/

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/21/powerful-dem-rep-john-conyers-hit-by-report-on-sexual-conduct-with-ex-staffers.html

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2017/11/06/kevin-spacey-accused-groping-richard-dreyfuss-son-harry.html

http://patriotjournal.com/sex-scandal-5-democrat-leaders/

 

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https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2017/09/25/now-that-weiner-is-going-to-prison-the-feds-should-investigate-bill-clintons-forays-to-pedophile-island/

https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/kirsten-powers-on-leftwing-media-misogyny-and-war-on-women/

https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/sexist-vulgarity-is-okay-as-long-as-the-target-is-a-republican-female/

Fusion GPS Admits Shopping Fake Trump-Russia Dossier to Media

The claims and the dossier were fabricated, so there’s that.

From Fox News

The co-founder of the firm behind the anti-Trump ‘dossier’ told House investigators Tuesday that he personally discussed with members of the media allegations of Trump-Russia collusion, though he did not speak to the sources behind the claims, a source told Fox News.

According to a source familiar with the matter, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson refused to answer key questions during his seven-hour, closed-door appearance before the House Intelligence Committee. The source said he would not answer questions on his relationship with specific journalists or ties to the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign, which financed the anti-Trump research via the law firm Perkins Coie.

But the source said Simpson acknowledged he did not personally look into certain aspects of the dossier — which was authored by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and contained salacious allegations about the Trump team’s ties to Russia.

Simpson told investigators he never spoke to the underlying sources of the document, never traveled to Russia and did not verify the dossier beyond comparing the claims to “open source” media reporting.

……Fox News reported earlier this month that Simpson met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya before and after the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and others.

By the way: that “Russian lawyer” has been a Dem operative for years.

Radical left-wing icon former California Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums was a hired lobbyist for Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. June 9, 2016, the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

Dellums, who represented liberal San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., is a long-time darling of left-wing political activists. He served 13 terms in Congress as an African-American firebrand and proudly called himself a socialist. He retired in 1996.

The former congressman is one of several high-profile Democratic partisans who was on Veselnitskaya’s payroll, working to defeat a law that is the hated object of a personal vendetta waged by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The former MI6 operative, Christopher Steele, was hired by the corporate espionage firm GPS to dig up dirt on Trump, but engineered a fabricated smear instead.

Donald Trump Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner confirmed that they met with the Russian lawyer in June 2016 during the election campaign.  The lure was that she had dirt on Hillary, and as it turns out, the DNC set it up through Fusion GPS.  She denies ever having any information.

And how in the hell did Veselnitskaya get into the country anyway?

Obama’s DOJ let her in:

The Russian lawyer who penetrated Donald Trump’s inner circle was initially cleared into the United States by the Justice Department under “extraordinary circumstances” before she embarked on a lobbying campaign last year that ensnared the president’s eldest son, members of Congress, journalists and State Department officials, according to court and Justice Department documents and interviews.

This revelation means it was the Obama Justice Department that enabled the newest and most intriguing figure in the Russia-Trump investigation to enter the country without a visa.

Later, a series of events between an intermediary for the attorney and the Trump campaign ultimately led to the controversy surrounding Donald Trump Jr.

Just five days after meeting in June 2016 at Trump Tower with Trump Jr., Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Moscow attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya showed up in Washington in the front row of a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Russia policy, video footage of the hearing shows.

She also engaged in a pro-Russia lobbying campaign and attended an event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., where Russian supporters showed a movie that challenged the underpinnings of the U.S. human rights law known as the Magnitsky Act, which Russian President Vladimir Putin has reviled and tried to reverse.

The Magnitsky Act imposed financial and other sanctions on Russia for alleged human rights violations connected to the death of a Russian lawyer who claimed to uncover fraud during Putin’s reign. Russia retaliated after the law was passed in 2012 by suspending Americans’ ability to adopt Russian children.

At least five congressional staffers and State Department officials attended that movie showing, according to a Foreign Agent Registration Act complaint filed with the Justice Department about Veselnitskaya’s efforts.

……in an interview with NBC News earlier this week, Veselnitskaya acknowledged her contacts with Trump Jr. and in Washington were part of a lobbying campaign to get members of Congress and American political figures to see “the real circumstances behind the Magnitsky Act.”

That work was a far cry from the narrow reason the U.S. government initially gave for allowing Veselnitskaya into the U.S. in late 2015, according to federal court records.

The Moscow lawyer had been turned down for a visa to enter the U.S. lawfully but then was granted special immigration parole by then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch for the limited purpose of helping a company owned by Russian businessman Denis Katsyv, her client, defend itself against a Justice Department asset forfeiture case in federal court in New York City.

…….The U.S. Attorney’s office in New York confirmed Wednesday to The Hill that it let Veselnitskaya into the country on a grant of immigration parole from October 2015 to early January 2016.

Justice Department and State Department officials could not immediately explain how the Russian lawyer was still in the country in June for the meeting with Trump Jr. and the events in Washington.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has demanded the U.S. government provide him all records on how Veselnitskaya entered and traveled in the U.S., a request that could shed additional light on her activities.

 

……Sources close to the lobbying effort to rename the Magnitsky Act, conducted over the summer of 2016, said it fizzled after only a month or two. They described Veselnitskaya, who does not speak English, as a mysterious and shadowy figure. They said they were confused as to whether she had an official role in the lobbying campaign, although she was present for several meetings.

The sources also described their interactions with Veselnitskaya in the same way that Trump Jr. did. They claimed not to know who she worked for or what her motives were.

“Natalia didn’t speak a word of English,” said one source. “Don’t let anyone tell you this was a sophisticated lobbying effort. It was the least professional campaign I’ve ever seen. If she’s the cream of the Moscow intelligence community then we have nothing to worry about.”

 

The ‘Magnitsky Act’ was a ploy to allow Veselnitskaya into the country under the guise of diplomacy, while she worked her way into a gullible Trump Jr’s inner circle.  She then met with Obama’s Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul during a Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, 8 days after contacting Trump Jr. in Trump Tower. Gotta love that shit.

The ‘Russian-Trump collusion’ bullshit pushed by the media, is a big fat nothing burger.

Their animosity for Donald Trump and his supporters is so intense they go to absurd lengths to propagate some of the most hideous yellow journalismviolence, and hatespeech on record.  When Trump hits back, which is something they’re not used to, the meltdown is pathetic and laughable.

There’s a lot more dirt to dig out of Fusion GPS, and all of it involves the Dem conspiracy to sabotage the 2016 campaign.

BTW: The FBI finally admitted it can’t verify a single thing in the trashy, ridiculous ‘dossier’.

Related post:

https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/trump-jr-manafort-meeting-with-russian-lawyer-set-up-by-dnc-apparatchik-fusion-gps/

 

Related articles:

https://www.newsmax.com/Politics/chuck-grassley-russian-lawyer-met/2017/07/12/id/801245/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/29/edward-klein-new-book-reveals-fbi-report-on-deep-states-all-out-war-to-destroy-trump/

http://www.conservapedia.com/Obamagate_timeline

Not The Onion: Liberal Rag USA Today Tries to Show Expertise on AR-15, Fails in Hilariously Spectacular Way

Did you know that such a weapon can be modified with a “chainsaw bayonet’?

Via Townhall

When it comes to the liberal media, firearms, and gun control, it’s not about the truth. It’s all about following the playbook. It’s about keeping the narrative alive, even when it’s a drooling vegetable. In this case, the playbook had someone drop acid because we’re off to Pluto with this latest AR-15 video from USA Today. Apparently, “chainsaw bayonets” are a thing to attach to an AR-15 rifle. I’ll say that again—chainsaw bayonets. Look, Gears of War is a great game, but it’s not reality. To add insult to injury, the publication added a “clarification.”

 

USA Today: You Can Put A Chainsaw Bayonet On An AR-15 Rifle (Or What In The Fresh Hell Is This?)

 

We’re back on attacking AR-15s again after Devin Kelley attacked a church on Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas, outside of San Antonio. It was horrific. Twenty-six people were dead, with another twenty wounded. Kelley was an Air Force veteran who was given a “bad-conduct” discharged in 2014. He was court martialed for domestic violence against his wife and stepson in 2012 and given a yearlong prison sentence, but that conviction as never forwarded to the FBI, which allowed him to purchases four firearms, including an AR-15 rifle. He also escaped a New Mexico mental institution in 2012 and tied to smuggle weapons onto Holloman Air Force base. There was a foul-up. This shooting might have been prevented, but thank God for Stephen Willeford, an NRA member, who engaged and stopped Kelley from committing more murders. Yeah, that’s another aspect that killed the NRA is evil narrative that tried to be ginned up by the Left.

But seriously, USA Today—chainsaw bayonets. You guys were good on the skepticism concerning minimum wage hikes, but this is ludicrous.

This is their video:

 

LMAO! You leftie morons forgot about the nuclear grenade launcher, the phaser, and the molecule disintegrator, too.

 

The response was quick, vicious, and funny as hell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Much more at the Twitter thread.

David Corn, Sexual Predator

From Fox News

Emails from 2014 and 2015 suggest that a top editor for the progressive magazine Mother Jones sexually assaulted subordinates and made inappropriate comments about their bodies, a report said.

The disclosures regarding Washington bureau chief David Corn prompted the magazine’s editor and chief executive to announce Thursday that they would investigate Corn’s conduct for the second time in three years, Politico reported.

Copies of the two emails, written by former Mother Jones staffers, were obtained by Politico.

Corn, now 58, often joked about rape and “regularly” gave “unwelcome shoulder rubs” to several women, according to the email written in 2015.

The email also alleged that Corn “engaged in uninvited touching of their legs, arms, backs and waists” and “made inappropriate comments about women’s sexuality and anatomy.”

The 2014 email, which was written by a female employee, charged that Corn “came up behind me and put his hands and arms around my body in a way that felt sexual and domineering.”

Mother Jones disclosed Thursday that Corn had been counseled three years ago about inappropriately touching female employees and referring inappropriately to sexual violence, according to Politico.

But top magazine officials, who vowed to “seriously” investigate the allegations in the 2015 and 2014 emails, insisted to Politico that employees had previously raised concerns only about “nonsexual touching” by Corn.

Corn, who authored the 2007 Iraq war book “Hubris” with Michael Isikoff, said in a statement to Politico that his behavior had been misinterpreted.

“I am an exuberant person and have been known to pat male and female colleagues on the shoulder or slap them on the back, but always in a collegial or celebratory way,” Corn said. “I have never touched any work colleague in a sexual manner. Once concerns were raised about this type of contact, I have been mindful to avoid it to prevent any misperception. If anyone ever perceived any of this as ‘sexual’ or ‘domineering,’ I am sorry — that was never my intent. Sexual violence is not funny, and I have never joked about it, or about women’s sexuality and anatomy.”

He gave them what amounted to a ‘celebratory’ sexual assault.

……Corn had previously mocked President Donald Trump on the topic of sexual assault. He tweeted in March: “When it comes to raising awareness about sexual assault, Donald Trump leads by example.”

Corn isn’t the only progressive bigwig to face sexual misconduct allegations this week. In a misogynistic 2000 memoir about his time as an editor in Russia, high-profile Rolling Stone magazine journalist Matt Taibbi and co-author Mark Ames described mistreating and sexually harassing young women.

 

Taibbi’s infamous book, The eXile: Sex, Drugs and Libel In the New Russia,  describes his delight in exploiting Russian women:

“You’re always trying to force Masha and Sveta under the table to give you blow jobs. It’s not funny. They don’t think it’s funny,” Kara complained. “But… it is funny,” Matt said. We have been pretty rough on our girls. We’d ask our Russian staff to flash their asses or breasts for us. We’d tell them that if they wanted to keep their jobs, they’d have to perform unprotected anal sex with us. Nearly every day, we asked our female staff if they approved of anal sex. That was a fixation of ours. ‘Can I fuck you in the ass? Huh? I mean, without a rubber? Is that okay?’ It was all part of the fun.”

 

Liberal blowhards like Corn vent their spleens over Republicans’ and conservatives’ ‘treatment of women’ every day of the week.  The real war on women is from leftwing hypocritical misogynists.

 

Related article:

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/04/16/what-is-the-difference-between-anderson-cooper-and-matt-taibbi/