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    It was revealed Friday that popular conservative news website The Washington Free Beacon was the original funder for Donald Trump research at Clinton-linked Fusion GPS, the same organization that eventually created the so-called “anti-Trump dossier.”

    Woah, what?

    Lawyers for the Free Beacon revealed their ties to Fusion GPS during a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, according to the Washington Examiner.

    The lawyers said the Free Beacon funded their research project beginning in the fall of 2015, but later withdrew the funding in the spring of 2016. However, the research covered multiple Republican presidential candidates, not just Trump. The research also had nothing to do with Russia.

    It’s not clear why the organization stopped funding the research, which was later continued by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee.


    How did the Free Beacon respond?

    In a short statement, Free Beacon editor Matthew Continetti confirmed his organization retained Fusion GPS to conduct research on Republican candidates, just as they had retained other research organizations to do the same on Clinton. This is normal for newsrooms without full-time researchers.

    Continetti maintained that research produced on Trump had nothing to with Russia, the anti-Trump dossier or Christopher Steele, former British intelligence officer who compiled the dossier:

    All of the work that Fusion GPS provided to the Free Beacon was based on public sources, and none of the work product that the Free Beacon received appears in the Steele dossier. The Free Beacon had no knowledge of or connection to the Steele dossier, did not pay for the dossier, and never had contact with, knowledge of, or provided payment for any work performed by Christopher Steele. Nor did we have any knowledge of the relationship between Fusion GPS and the Democratic National Committee, Perkins Coie, and the Clinton campaign.



    http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/10...trump-dossier/

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/wa...rticle/2638850

    Lawyers for the conservative publication Washington Free Beacon informed the House Intelligence Committee Friday that the organization was the original funder for the anti-Trump opposition research project with Fusion GPS.

    The Free Beacon funded the project from the fall of 2015 through the spring of 2016, whereupon it withdrew funding and the project was picked up by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

    The original arrangement between the Free Beacon and Fusion GPS involved opposition research into multiple Republican candidates, not just front-runner Donald Trump.

    Sources close to the Free Beacon stress that the project, when the Free Beacon funded it, had nothing to do with Russia and did not involve Christopher Steele, the former British spy who gathered anti-Trump dirt in Russia. Steele was retained by Fusion GPS when the project was funded by Democrats, and not in its initial phase, when the Free Beacon was involved.
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    Weíre tempted to suggest a conspiracy here ó but itís just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply canít conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/wa...rticle/2638850

    Lawyers for the conservative publication Washington Free Beacon informed the House Intelligence Committee Friday that the organization was the original funder for the anti-Trump opposition research project with Fusion GPS.

    The Free Beacon funded the project from the fall of 2015 through the spring of 2016, whereupon it withdrew funding and the project was picked up by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.

    The original arrangement between the Free Beacon and Fusion GPS involved opposition research into multiple Republican candidates, not just front-runner Donald Trump.

    Sources close to the Free Beacon stress that the project, when the Free Beacon funded it, had nothing to do with Russia and did not involve Christopher Steele, the former British spy who gathered anti-Trump dirt in Russia. Steele was retained by Fusion GPS when the project was funded by Democrats, and not in its initial phase, when the Free Beacon was involved.
    I don't think folks are having a problem with people trying to gather "opposition research" on candidates; I think where folks are having a problem is that some of the information may have come from Russia, and that the dossier - loaded with made-up information - was used to justify an investigation into this Trump collusion crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsyOps View Post
    I don't think folks are having a problem with people trying to gather "opposition research" on candidates ....


    if rebuts midnight's whining about 'the republicans did it 1st'




    the Beacon Ended the assignment ..... someone went to the Democrats and sold them on the idea, then hire Steele and the Russians Got Involved
    Weíre tempted to suggest a conspiracy here ó but itís just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply canít conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GURPS View Post
    if rebuts midnight's whining about 'the republicans did it 1st'




    the Beacon Ended the assignment ..... someone went to the Democrats and sold them on the idea, then hire Steele and the Russians Got Involved
    No, it doesnít dumb ass. It proves that republicans did fund it first. No to mention McCain delivered it to the FBI. You can suck down all the spin you want, the reality is that the right also funded fusion to dig dirt up on trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnightrider View Post
    No, it doesn’t dumb ass. It proves that republicans did fund it first. No to mention McCain delivered it to the FBI. You can suck down all the spin you want, the reality is that the right also funded fusion to dig dirt up on trump.
    Did they openly deny doing so when directly questioned by Congress?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnightrider View Post
    No, it doesn’t dumb ass. It proves that republicans did fund it first. No to mention McCain delivered it to the FBI. You can suck down all the spin you want, the reality is that the right also funded fusion to dig dirt up on trump.
    "The right"? Let's get something straight here... the 'never-Trump' crowd are NOT "the right". Folks like me condemn their actions to pedal this pack-of-lies-dossier just as much as democrats that have been pushing it. There is a faction in the GOP that will do almost anything to get Trump out of that White House; and to rely on a document that is nothing but fallacies to spawn on investigation is borderline treason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsyOps View Post
    "The right"? Let's get something straight here... the 'never-Trump' crowd are NOT "the right". Folks like me condemn their actions to pedal this pack-of-lies-dossier just as much as democrats that have been pushing it. There is a faction in the GOP that will do almost anything to get Trump out of that White House; and to rely on a document that is nothing but fallacies to spawn on investigation is borderline treason.
    No worse than Corker and Flake who are on the Foreign relations committee, and have stated that they intend to spend the rest of their time in Congress attacking Trump

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsyOps View Post
    "The right"? Let's get something straight here... the 'never-Trump' crowd are NOT "the right". Folks like me condemn their actions to pedal this pack-of-lies-dossier just as much as democrats that have been pushing it. There is a faction in the GOP that will do almost anything to get Trump out of that White House; and to rely on a document that is nothing but fallacies to spawn on investigation is borderline treason.
    Never trumpers most certainly are the right. Never trumpers included most of the other GOP candidates and their donors. Trump is a liberal who decided it would be easier to run as an R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnightrider View Post
    Never trumpers most certainly are the right. Never trumpers included most of the other GOP candidates and their donors. Trump is a liberal who decided it would be easier to run as an R.
    It's truly tough on you admitting when you are wrong isn't it.
    But not admitting it doesn't change the fact.

    By the way if Trump is a liberal you would be sucking his ass instead of in here every day crying about him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midnightrider View Post
    Never trumpers most certainly are the right. Never trumpers included most of the other GOP candidates and their donors. Trump is a liberal who decided it would be easier to run as an R.
    Well, you being way on the left, you would see these establishment pinheads as on the right.
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