Exactly who has paid money to Fusion GPS, the private intelligence company responsible for producing the infamous “Trump dossier,” has been information the House Intelligence Committee is desperate to get their hands on.
The Intel Committee announced Saturday that an agreement had been reached for the bank records to be turned over, as a result of a subpoena issued earlier this month requesting the records.
“The parties have reached an agreement related to the House Intelligence Committee’s subpoena for Fusion GPS’s bank records that will secure the Committee’s access to the records necessary for its investigation,” the committee said in a statement Saturday.
Two officials with Fusion GPS recently clammed up and pleaded the fifth amendment in order to keep from answering questions about who is behind the 35-page document. Fusion had also tried to block the subpoena demanding its bank records.
A former British spy, Christopher Steeele, was hired by Fusion GPS to write the dossier on Trump. The dossier contained allegations that members of the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government in order to help him win the presidential election, along with other unverified and unconfirmed claims, all of which President Trump has stated are a complete hoax.
After months of Clinton and the Democrats accusing the Trump campaign of colluding with Russia, it was revealed this week that Marc E. Elias, an attorney representing the DNC and the Clinton campaign, had actually hired the opposition research firm, Fusion GPS, in April 2016.
Another bombshell dropped Friday evening, when conservative news outlet, The Washington Free Beacon, revealed they had hired Fusion GPS as well, prior to them being hired by the Clinton campaign. Free Beacon insisted they had no involvement whatsoever in the dossier, and no association with Steele.
Friday night, it was announced that a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C. had just approved the first charges in the Trump / Russia collusion investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. At least one person could be taken into custody as early as Monday, according to the report, although it wasn’t immediately clear who could be charged or for what.