Fusion GPS and Robert Mueller: the roadmap for a coup

By Paul Ackerman | Feb 07, 2019

As far back as the 17th century, the English had an important decorative touch in their castles that eventually carried over to America in the governor’s palace in Williamsburg, Va.; the decorative display of armaments covering the walls of the entry room. An even more impressive display greets those in England at Hampton Court and Windsor Castle. While at Williamsburg some years ago viewing this display — hundreds of pistols and muskets, swords, pikes etc. -- I asked the attending curator for the forum what the purpose of the costly and redundant display could have been in the 18th century.

The answer comes back quite easily. ”Oh, it was about the projection of political power.”

Recent actions taken in Florida by the FBI, presumably acting with the encouragement of the special counsel’s team, sending dozens of vehicles, a Marine unit and a helicopter in a pre-dawn raid in a residential neighborhood, to arrest sometime Trump adviser Roger Stone. His crime? Allegedly, lying to Congress. This is an indication of how far the projection of political power has come, and how far the politicization and corruption at the FBI and DOJ has gone. This is a politicized culture of abuse fostered by former FBI Director, now Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

And the “dangerous” target of this raid by 29 agents and multiple vehicles? Stone was released from his handcuffs and leg shackles some hours later by a judge who deemed him so not a threat or flight risk that Stone was released on his own recognizance with a signature.

Within the American political system there are various levels of open and hidden supporters, some within the government and some outside, but connected surreptitiously to those within.

Glenn Simpson, the principal of the organization Fusion GPS, and Robert Mueller, former FBI director under Barack Obama, and now special counsel to the Department of Justice, are representatives of this spectrum of the political netherworld. It is worth examining how these two men came to promulgate the first attempted coup in American history — and how they have failed.

The firm Fusion GPS describes itself as a “strategic intelligence and research firm” located in Washington, D.C. It provides “open source” research and analysis of both political and commercial interests. If you go back to its involvement in the 2012 election cycle, you’d understand they are primarily an opposition research firm for the Democratic Party.

In recent years there have been other notable clients, such as the Russian-owned firm Prevezon Holdings. Some of these highlight their connections within government and on the periphery of lobbying, without being registered as such. Prevezon Holdings was interconnected to Fusion GPS through Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya of the set-up Trump Tower meeting fame.

As congressional testimony by senior DOJ official Bruce Ohr eventually showed, the connection to the person(s) responsible for the eventual appointment of Mueller as special counsel begins with who was paying Fusion GPS, and who at DOJ and FBI knew these facts. The list is long, but starts with FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, among others. Both have lied to Congress about this knowledge.

Fusion GPS was paid by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton Campaign, through a law firm, Perkins Coie, to produce and disseminate political “opposition research” damaging to Donald Trump’s campaign during 2016, and subsequently afterward in an attempt to remove President Trump from office.

When, after many attempts to assist Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Fusion GPS failed to get the 35-page “dossier” of false and salacious allegations claiming Russian connections to the Trump campaign into the mainstream media, it became desperate. The author of Fusion’s “Trump Dossier,” Christopher Steele, a long “retired” British intelligence operative and, more importantly, an FBI consultant, was then urged by Simpson to push the story to David Korn of Mother Jones magazine, and eventually the webzine, Buzzfeed (coincidentally primarily owned by NBC), which first publicized the fraudulent material .

The FBI has very rigid rules about its hired consultants talking to the media, and it fired Steele shortly after it became obvious he was speaking to the media about the matter of the dossier.

Why would that bother the FBI? Because then-Director Comey, Deputy Director McCabe, counterintelligence expert Peter Strzok, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI and DOJ attorneys Lisa Paige and Sally Yates -- among others -- within the top strata of the FBI and DOJ had already been using the phony “dossier” as the foundation for repetitive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrants in order to electronically spy on members of the Trump campaign. It did not matter how peripheral they were as the authorities then exponentially daisy-chained the surveillance to all their contacts within the campaign ... and eventually to the Trump transition team after the election.

After Steele was fired by the FBI, Bruce Ohr continued to meet with him periodically, and according to Ohr’s congressional testimony, briefed all of the FBI/DOJ high-level participants in this endeavor to undermine the Trump campaign, and that this “dossier” from Fusion GPS is paid-for political opposition research, it was unverified information, not from a source within Russia, but from a former Russian agent of some sort “living in the USA.” Ohr apparently did not need to mention to his FBI/DOJ associates that his wife, Nellie Ohr, worked for Fusion GPS and worked for the opposition research team on this project. That would be too obvious a conflict of interest, it might seem.

Since former FBI Director Comey claimed that he never knew who paid for the Steele Dossier to be produced (that he only informed the newly elected President Trump of its existence and that it was unverified), and it has been confirmed by an immediate associate, Bruce Ohr, that Comey was told the connection to the political opposition research firm and its client(s), Comey was lying to Congress. Cue the SWAT team for Comey?

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Comments (5)
Posted by: Kevin Riley | Feb 13, 2019 14:34

Cut and paste with links and references is how this is done.

Just believing or saying something doesn't make it true.

Without sources and reference it's just opinion.

In other words show your work.



Posted by: Dale E. Landrith Sr. | Feb 12, 2019 18:36

Ron

You are obviously intelligent though misguided (this is not sarcasm).  However, maybe you should engage intelligence before the cut and paste.



Posted by: Dale E. Landrith Sr. | Feb 09, 2019 11:49

Ron

It is also possible that you simply "cut & paste" part of your comments the last that I wrote an article.

Dale



Posted by: Dale E. Landrith Sr. | Feb 09, 2019 11:47

Ron

You are so blinded with ideology that you do not even know who writes an article.  Thanks for giving me credit for an excellent article that I did not write.



Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Feb 08, 2019 15:21

Phew! Now tell me how you really feel in 3 words or less please!



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