Tag: Glenn Simpson

Ep. 929 Fight Back, Make a Scene

In this episode I address the persistent attacks on Trump supporters by increasingly aggressive, and sometimes violent, liberals, and how we should fight back. I also address the explosive new revelations that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Chief of Staff may have inappropriately used donor money. Finally, I address, and debunk, liberal misinformation about tax cuts.

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Shady Hypocrite Adam Schiff Met with Fusion GPS Founder in July 2018

House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) met with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson at a Aspen “social event” and never bothered to tell his colleagues on the committee–a standard he hypocritically set for his Republican counterpart, Rep. Devin Nunes (CA).

John Solomon of the Hill reports that photographs taken at a prestigious July 2018 Aspen media event show Schiff meeting with Simpson.

He writes:
“At the time of the encounter, Simpson was an important witness in the House Intelligence Committee probe who had given sworn testimony about alleged, but still unproven, collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Simpson ran the firm hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party to find dirt on Trump in Moscow. He employed retired British intelligence operative Christopher Steele, whose infamous and unverified dossier became the main evidence for the FBI’s probe of the Trump campaign, particularly the surveillance warrant against Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

And by the time of the meeting, the House Intelligence Committee had already received evidence from a senior Justice Department official, Bruce Ohr, that called into question Simpson’s testimony to lawmakers.

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Both Schiff’s office and Simpson’s responded to Solomon with statements:

Schiff spokesman, Patrick Boland wrote, “The chairman did not have any pre-planned meeting with Glenn Simpson, and any conversation with him at the Aspen conference would have been brief and social in nature.”

Fusion GPS wrote, “In the summer of 2018, Mr. Simpson attended a media-sponsored social event where he exchanged small talk with Rep. Schiff and many other people who were in attendance. The conversation between the two was brief and did not cover anything substantive. There has been no subsequent contact between Mr. Simpson and Rep. Schiff.”

While Solomon notes there is nothing illegal or improper about a congressman meeting a witness in an ongoing investigation, Schiff’s encounter smacks of hypocrisy: Two years ago Schiff wanted then-Chairman Nunes to be investigated for meeting with National Security Council officials at the White House without notifying the committee.

Schiff said “I believe the public cannot have the necessary confidence that matters involving the president’s campaign or transition team can be objectively investigated or overseen by the chairman,”

Schiff’s spokesman declined to answer if the congressman disclosed his meeting with Simpson to the committee, however, multiple sources told Solomon that there was no evidence of his doing so.

President Trump reacted to the news today, tweeting, “Now we find out that Adam Schiff was spending time together in Aspen with Glenn Simpson of GPS Fusion [sic], who wrote the fake and discredited Dossier, even though Simpson was testifying before Schiff. John Solomon of @thehill”

For the full story, click HERE.

Glenn Simpson Plead the Fifth To Cover Up These Lies

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson plead the fifth amendment before the House of Representatives this week, and if he knew what was good for him, he would’ve pleaded the fifth when he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last year too.

Last week we argued that Simpson lied to the Senate when he answered questions about a conspiracy surrounding the Russian “Alfa Bank” and their alleged connection to Donald Trump. The conspiracy was that Trump communicated with Alfa Bank from a server in Trump Tower. In reality, that server was sending out spam/promotional emails for Trump-branded hotels, some of which were sent to Alfa Bank employees who’ve previously stayed at Trump owned hotels.

Simpson told senators he didn’t know whether there was any dedicated Trump-Alfa server and drew no conclusions, according to the transcript of his August 2017 closed-door testimony. However, notes from Bruce Ohr show that Simpson promoted the Alfa Bank conspiracy to him in December 2016.

I suppose we can’t blame Simpson for pleading the fifth. If any of us lied under oath as often as him, we’d probably do the same.

That’s hardly the only lie, inconsistency, or eyebrow-raising comment from Simpson’s Senate testimony. If he were to testify again, there’s plenty for Congress to pick apart, hence why he’s so reluctant to do so. Here are three more.

  1. George Papadopoulos and the FBI’s Counterintelligence Investigation

During his testimony, Simpson was well aware of the narrative that it was George Papadopoulos who sparked the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign.

Simpson said at one point during his testimony that “One of those pieces of intelligence was a human source from inside the Trump organization.” What did he mean by that?  According to NBC News, “ two sources close to Fusion GPS told NBC News that Simpson’s testimony inaccurately conflated what he had been told and that the human source was actually George Papadopoulos.”

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There’s just one problem: that narrative wasn’t established until the New York Times published an article titled “How the Russia Inquiry Began: A Campaign Aide, Drinks and Talk of Political Dirt” in December 2017, months after Simpson’s testimony.

How could he have possibly known? Simpson must’ve realized revealing his statement was, as he later tried to retract the claim right after the Times article naming Papadopoulos went public. I suppose we can tally that retraction onto his list of lies too.

Even if this wasn’t a reference to Papadopoulos, there was indeed a spy within the Trump campaign named Stefan Halper (and again, questions arise as to how Simpson knew).

  1. The Trump Tower Setup

We’ve long maintained that the meeting between Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and Donald Trump Jr. in Trump Tower was a setup – that it was a façade meant to create an illusion of Russian collusion to the public when there was one.

The smoking gun is that Veselnitskaya met with Simpson the day of, and the day after the Trump Tower meeting. Put in other words; Veselnitskaya, a Russian, met with the man who was working to “prove” Russian collusion with the Trump campaign, before meeting with a member of the Trump campaign.

Seem suspicious? Simpson attempted to explain away those meetings by telling the Senate  “To be clear, I didn’t know about this meeting [Trump Tower] before it happened, and I didn’t know about it after it happened. And I found out about it, I think, you know, within a day of it being disclosed in the New York Times. Someone called me and said you heard about this meeting? And I said no. So anyway, that was the first I had heard about it.

Meeting the GOP’s presidential nominee tends to be something that would come up in conversation, don’t you think? For obvious reasons Simpson’s claim that the two didn’t discuss the meeting that was about to commence, and then had just occurred, is unbelievable.

  1. Fusion’s Research Continued – But Not According to Simpson

Simpson was asked during his Senate appearance, “So you didn’t do any work on the Trump matter after the election date; that was the end of your work?” Simson replied “I had no client after the election.”

That was a lie. A group of wealthy donors from New York and California spent $50 million after the election to continue the “research” into the bogus Russian collusion narrative. Among the recipients to continue the research were Chris Steele, the “Penn Quarter Group,” and of course, Glenn Simpson’s Fusion GPS.

Chuck Grassley publicly accused Simpson of lying on this point, stating that his statements were made in  “contexts where material lies are criminal.”

I suppose we can’t blame Simpson for pleading the fifth. If any of us lied under oath as often as he, we’d probably do the same.

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Ep. 826: The Left is Obsessed with Aggressive Confrontation

In this episode I address the increasingly aggressive and confrontational Left. I cover a CNN panel that degenerated into chaos, along with recent comments by Eric Holder and Hillary Clinton which should trouble all of us. Finally, I address the media’s latest efforts to cover up the suspicious activities of the FBI in the Trump investigation.

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