Original Funder of Fusion GPS Opposition Research Revealed

Oct 28, 2017

Washington Free Beacon attorneys told the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that it had funded the original “anti-Trump opposition research project with Fusion GPS.” The Free Beacon supported the research from 2015 through the spring of 2016. Attorneys said that the opposition research included “research into multiple Republican candidates, not just front-runner Donald Trump.” The Free Beacon stresses that when it was funding the opposition research, it “had no knowledge of or connection to the Steele dossier, did not pay for the dossier, and never had contact with, knowledge of, or provided payment for any work performed by Christopher Steel.“ The Free Beacon also said that it did not “have any knowledge of the relationship between Fusion GPS and the Democratic National Committee, Perkins Coie, and the Clinton Campaign.” The funder of the Washington Free Beacon is billionaire Paul Singer. Singer opposed Trump doing the time the Beacon was funding the research.