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Fri Oct 27, 2017, 06:36 PM

Washington Free Beacon funded initial Fusion GPS anti-Trump research

Source: CBS

The conservative website the Washington Free Beacon originally funded research by the firm Fusion GPS that eventually resulted in the now-infamous Trump "dossier," the publication's editor-in-chief and chairman acknowledged in a statement Friday night.

The research effort was known to have been supported by Republican allies before the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign picked up the tab for the research. The resulting dossier was compiled by former British spy Michael Steele and contained unsubstantiated allegations about then-candidate Trump's connections to Russia. Mr. Trump has denied the allegations.

The Free Beacon's connection to the dossier was first reported by the Washington Examiner Friday night.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/washington-free-beacon-funded-initial-fusion-gps-anti-trump-research-dossier/



Link to Washington Examineer piece: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-free-beacon-funded-original-fusion-gps-anti-trump-opposition-effort/article/2638850

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Response to B2G (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 07:11 PM

3. Not you, but that statement was BS. They paid Fusion GPS for opposition research...

...but not the "dossier"? Really?

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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 07:21 PM

5. Steele was hired after Elias hired GPS Fusion.

 

The dossier was produced by him. That much is clear. Not sure I understand your objection to what I said.

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Response to B2G (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 07:28 PM

7. Like I said, it wasn't what you said that was BS, it was the Free Beacon statement.

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Response to George II (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 28, 2017, 08:49 AM

11. Yeah, they also claim not to report slander

Take it for what it's worth....

They funded the original oppo research, but the stuff that Steele gathered came later, after they decided their bread was buttered on the tRump side...

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Response to B2G (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 07:29 PM

8. Either way

 

the genesis of the dossier lies with Republicans. They are responsible.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 07:05 PM

2. Republicans realized they were shooting themselves in their own evil feet

and so they weaseled off into ALTERNATIVE-FACTS-LAND with the ignoble & deceitful Comrade Casino, republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief.

Meanwhile, the Dems picked up on the republican cupidity & stoopidity, and decided to help the truth process on its merry way.

There you have it.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 07:11 PM

4. Thanks for the post, so glad this is out. Now will the M$M give it just due or keep harping on

Campaign Clinton.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 07:24 PM

6. What the Wash. Free Beacon shows is how far you can go in life if you marry the boss's daughter.

Look it up.

I don't know why the Examiner is going after them, as they are two peas in the same pod. There must be some jealous rivalry going on that I don't know anything about.

There is no physical Washington Free Beacon*, by the way. You can't go pick up a copy, as there is no such thing. It's as much a newspaper as that operation Donny Ferguson set up that he tried to pretend was in Montana.

* Not italicized, because it is not a periodical.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 07:29 PM

9. It's an online "newspaper", much like Breitbart, Infowars, etc.

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Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Fri Oct 27, 2017, 08:31 PM

10. Not Jeb?

 

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