Report due on dark money project tied to Steele Dossier

Washington Examiner:
Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, called attention to an "important" story published Sunday evening related to the opposition research firm and author behind the infamous Trump dossier.

The Daily Caller reported on what it said was a dark money group based in California that gave $2 million to The Democracy Integrity Project, an organization that has contracted with Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele to conduct research on President Trump.

In a tweet, Nunes stressed the report bore extra significance due to its timing. "This is actually important as we wait for the March 14 Steele and [Kramer] depositions to made public," the California Republican said.

A federal judge overruled late last month the objections of both Steele and David Kramer, a longtime associate of John McCain and former State Department official, to make their depositions public. The pair gave testimony in a lawsuit brought against BuzzFeed in December 2018 by a Russian Internet entrepreneur. The depositions could be released as soon as March 14.

The organization to which Fund for a Better Future donated $2,065,000 in 2017 was founded on Jan. 31, 2017, by Daniel Jones, a former intelligence committee staffer for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Last spring it was revealed that Jones told the FBI he hired Fusion GPS to push a narrative that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in order to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

Liberal billionaire George Soros has also given The Democracy Integrity Project $1 million.
It is not clear from the story why Steele and Kramer would want to keep their depositions secret.  At any rate, the judge did not buy their attempt to do so.  Is anyone surprised that Soros would be funding a group challenging Trump's election?  The Democrats and Never Trumpers appear to be deep in the weeds of this attempt to challenge Trump's election.


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