Fusion GPS is named in this New York Times article as being the opposition firm that was hired to compile the dossier on Trump:
A quick google search for Fusion GPS brought me to this article:
Politico & NYT Fail to Mention Report Exonerating Planned Parenthood Produced By Democratic Opposition Research Firm
It seems Planned Parenthood commissioned a “forensic report” to analyze the undercover videos that have got the organization in trouble for harvesting and selling fetal organs, and leaked it to Politico.
But one other detail caught my eye that bears mentioning: “The report by research firm Fusion GPS, which was obtained by POLITICO, attempts to undermine the videos’ political, legal, and journalistic value.”
Just who, exactly, is behind Fusion GPS? Turns out it’s an opposition research firm with ties to the Democratic party and has a history of harassing socially conservative Republican donors, possibly on behalf of the Obama campaign:
Planned Parenthood hires fmr. lobbyist for sheikh who burned American flag during wartime
A few outlets even referred to the firm that conducted the analysis, Fusion GPS, as an “independent research firm” – although Planned Parenthood paid the organization an undisclosed sum of money for its findings.
However, Fusion GPS is a Democratic-leaning political opposition research firm whose founder was once the registered lobbyist of a Middle Eastern sheikh known for burning the American flag during a time of war.
Glenn Simpson – the chief spokesman exonerating Planned Parenthood this week – has led efforts to smear a private businessman who supported traditional marriage, made allegations that led to a multi-year witch hunt against the Christian Coalition, and ginned up dubious “intelligence” as part of a sheikh’s “bloodless coup” to weaken the alliance between the U.S. and his brother.
Oppo Firm Behind Trump Dossier Is Also A Hired Gun For Planned Parenthood
The opposition research firm that hired a former British spy to dig up dirt on Donald Trump is the same shady outfit that was hired by Planned Parenthood to put a positive spin on videos showing the sale of baby parts.
The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Washington D.C.-based Fusion GPS is the firm that hired Christopher Steele, the former British spy who authored the salacious but unsubstantiated 35-page Trump dossier that was published by BuzzFeed on Tuesday.
Here is a little more on Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS. Seems he formed another company as well (maybe before Fusion? Not sure):
March 23, 2009
Categories: Wall Street Journal
Two WSJ reporters launch new company
Wall Street Journal reporters Sue Schmidt and Glenn Simpson are leaving the paper to launch a new company where they’ll do investigative work for private clients.
It’s a big loss for the Journal, and could be a harbinger of things to come, as investigative reporters dealing with less space in major newspapers begin looking outside the industry.
In addition to the new company, SNS Global LLC, the two top journalists will also be affiliated with the International Assessment and Strategy Center, a nonprofit foundation focused on security issues. (Former Washington Post investigative reporter Douglas Farah, who’d covered the Colombian drug war and African blood diamonds, is also at the IASC)
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