The co-founder of Fusion GPS told Congressional lawmakers during his testimony last year that the FBI likely funded ‘Trump Dossier’ author Christopher Steele; saying it “made sense” that the bureau financed his trip to Rome to meet with FBI agents.
Glenn Simpson was testifying before Congress when he was asked if Fusion GPS -the shady opposition research firm hired by Hillary Clinton to dig up dirt on Donald Trump- financed the former British spy’s trip to Rome to meet with bureau officials.
“I don’t think we did,” Simpson told lawmakers. “I have no information that we paid for it.”
“Again, this sort of emphasizes, you know, the point I was making earlier which was this was something that I considered to be something that Chris took on on his own based on his professional obligations and not something that was part of my project,” he added.
“So it makes sense to me that he was reimbursed by them,” said Simpson, implying the FBI financed Steele’s European visit. “I have read recently that — I think in a letter from Senator Grassley that the FBI reimbursed the expense.”
Christopher Steele was hired in May of 2016 by Fusion GPS to compile the infamous ‘Trump Dossier.’ Congressional investigators are currently scrambling to assess whether the debunked document was used by Obama officials to spy on senior Trump aides during the 2016 campaign.
h/t Breitbart News