Fusion GPS production for Senate was a big boxes of news clippings
Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the Trump dossier, turned over thousands of pages of documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee late Wednesday, The Daily Caller is told.It looks like it will probably take a court order to get the production or perhaps Mueller will hit them with a grand jury subpoena for his own investigation since it is supposed to be about ties to Russia and the election.
But the documents do not appear to be what the committee was hoping that Fusion GPS and its founder, Glenn Simpson, would provide.
“The committee is reviewing the production received late this afternoon from Mr. Simpson, but virtually all of the documents appear to be merely news clippings rather than records of Fusion’s substantive communications,” George Hartmann, a spokesman for the Senate Judiciary Committee, told TheDC.
The paltry document production escalates the standoff between Fusion GPS and the Judiciary Committee, which is chaired by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley.
In its request to Fusion, the Judiciary Committee asked for contracts that the firm signed for its work on the dossier.
The committee also asked Fusion to produce contracts and communications regarding its work against the Magnitsky Act, a sanctions law opposed by the Russian government.
Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who attended the Trump Tower meeting, was involved in the same lobbying campaign. Veselnitskaya represents Denis Katsyv, the chairman of Prevezon Holdings.
Fusion GPS was working for BakerHostetler, a law firm that was also representing Katsyv and Prevezon.
Veselnitskaya was accompanied to the Trump Tower meeting by Rinat Akhmetshin, a former Soviet military officer who works in the same line of business as Fusion GPS, providing political and business research for shadowy clients.