(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) Fusion GPS, a Hillary Clinton-backed opposition research firm, provided much more than the fake dirt that launched the Russian collusion hoax, according to a document that appeared in a Washington, D.C. court case.
The document lists different propaganda projects that Fusion GPS had taken, including ones involving Alfa Bank, former Trump administration foreign policy advisers Carter Page and George Papadopoulos, and Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, and Trump attorney Michael Cohen.
Some lines contain a short project description and a 60-day budget, assign a lead investigator, a staff person, and what looks like a sub-contractor.
Other categories have more ambiguous information, though it still seems connected to the general project of smearing former President Donald Trump.
One investigation, for example, has the name “Analysis of Foreign Hotels Related to Subject 1,” a $120,000 budget, and Simpson as the lead, apparently Glenn R. Simpson, a co-founder of Fusion GPS.
Other investigations relate to Trump’s family, including one titled, “Subject 1 Relatives/Chldren[sic]/Kushner” and another called “Trump Kids/Kushner.”
Another $200,000 project, called “Cyber Propaganda,” lists Crowdstrike, the Austin-based cybersecurity company that first claimed Russia hacked the DNC’s email in 2016, as a connection.
This alleged hack justified Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation, which handicapped Trump’s presidency from its first days.
The document does not reveal who funded each sham investigation, though it seems that either Mueller’s team planted these ideas or received them from Fusion GPS.
A federal court in Virginia rejected the lawsuit of former Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., against Fusion GPS, in which he claimed that the company fabricated stories to damage Trump’s reputation and killed his presidency, The Fresno Bee reported.
The case number on the document led to FRIDMAN v. BEAN LLC aka Fusion GPS, which has been ongoing since October 2017 and lists “Libel and Slander” as its nature, Court Listener reported.