Trump weighs in on 'fake' dossier on his alleged Russian Federation ties

Pauline Gross
October 21, 2017

"Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th".

The President also claimed that the firm that put together the dossier invoked their Fifth Amendment rights; however, the firm, Fusion GPS, has not refused outright to discuss its work on the dossier with Congress. Fusion GPS' founder has already met with the Senate Judiciary Committee and reportedly spoke with investigators on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.

The attorney said the subpoenas violated "the First Amendment rights" of the firm's three founders, adding that they would prevent future candidates "from conducting confidential opposition research in an election".

The dossier, first released publicly by Buzzfeed, was filled with unfounded smears about Trump that lacked evidence or proof. Steele had been retained by Fusion GPS and was one of the main authors of the original dossier.

A source close to the matter told Fox News that Democratic staffers in the hearing were aggressive and ran interference to protect Fusion GPS, often interrupting questions by Republican members on the committee.

Fusion GPS, though, has fought to keep details of the document private.

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President Donald Trump is questioning what he says is a "fake" dossier of allegations about his connections to Russian Federation. "We've done that with other committees, and will continue to do so".

Trump's open question about who paid for the dossier has, however, been settled.

Allegedly, the Federal Bureau of Investigation never paid Steele.

As for Russian Federation, there isn't any evidence that Moscow was involved in the dossier - and it paints Russian Federation in a nefarious light.

It also alleged Moscow had compromising footage of the Trump.

The Magnitsky Act, opposed by Katsyv and the Kremlin, barred 18 (later raised to 23) Russians from entering the United States and froze any assets they had in U.S. banks as a punitive measure in response to the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in 2009. Trump has denied the allegations.

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