Fusion GPS founders Glenn R. Simpson and Peter Fritch have publicly stated that they handed over the fake dossier to John McCain and even helped him spread the anti-Trump information to an Obama-era intelligence community via an “emissary.”
The company is a controversial opposition research firm based in Washington and it has been reported that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid the firm to come up with the discredited 35-page dossier.
“Last December, it was revealed that it was McCain who notoriously passed the controversial dossier documents produced by the Washington opposition research firm Fusion GPS to then FBI Director James Comey, whose agency reportedly utilized the dossier as a basis for its probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election,” reports Breitbart.
“After the election, Mr. Steele decided to share his intelligence with Senator John McCain via an emissary,” the Fusion GPS founders related in a New York Times report. “We helped him do that. The goal was to alert the United States national security community to an attack on our country by a hostile foreign power.”
This statement raises a lot of questions about McCain and whether he knew what information was disclosed in the dossier, who was funding it and that Fusion GPS was behind it.
“Fusion GPS paid former intelligence agent Christopher Steele to do the purported research for the document. Steele later conceded in court documents that part of his work still needed to be verified,” reports Breitbart.