Phony Trump Dossier Firm Launches NEW FIGHT to Protect Their “Source”


The firm who put together the phony Trump Dossier is fighting Congress every step of the way as they try and investigate the sketchy document.
Not only did two of the firm’s founders plead the fifth, refusing to testify, but now they’re filing papers to stop Congress from identifying the person behind the dossier.
They are acting like criminals with something to hide.
Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the uncorroborated Trump dossier, filed a last-minute request with a federal judge in Washington, D.C. on Friday seeking to prevent the release of its bank records to the House Intelligence Committee.
Fusion, which is based in Washington, D.C., filed a motion asking U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan to approve an injunction preventing its bank, TD Bank, from having to turn over two years’ worth of banking records to the House committee.
Republicans on the committee are looking for answers on several aspects on the dossier, including who paid Fusion GPS to commission the document as well as how heavily the FBI and Justice Department relied on the document to form the basis of its investigation into Russian interference in the presidential campaign.
Trump and members of his campaign have denied the dossier’s most salacious allegations, including that the Kremlin blackmailed Trump and that Trump campaign associates colluded with Russian operatives to influence the election.
On Oct. 4, as part of its aggressive push for answers about the dossier, which was written by former British spy Christopher Steele, the House panel issued a subpoena to TD Bank for Fusion’s records. That same day, the committee subpoenaed Fusion’s three partners, Glenn Simpson, Peter Fritsch and Thomas Catan to produce documents and provide interviews to the committee.
In Friday’s court filing, Fusion’s lawyer, William W. Taylor of the firm Zuckerman Spaeder, said that the House Intelligence Committee issued the subpoena to TD Bank “without even telling Fusion.” The committee, led by California Rep. Devin Nunes, sought Fusion’s bank records stretching back to Aug. 2015.
According to Taylor’s filing, TD Bank informed Fusion GPS on Oct. 13 that it planned to comply with the subpoena, which requested the records by Monday, Oct. 23. TD Bank sought a delay in complying with the subpoena, but the committee rejected it, Taylor stated.
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