The allegations of collusion during the presidential campaign between President Trump, including his campaign team, and the Russians are going nowhere fast. As hard as the left might find it to believe, the reason for that just might be because there was no collusion. Bad news for Hillary, too, since it’s one less reason she can legitimately use for her humiliating loss. Not that she ever let a concern for legitimacy or integrity get in her way before.
This really is turning out to be a case where the Democrats have overplayed their hand. Eager to find something to use to damage the president, they latched on to this one with vigor. For it to go nowhere is bad enough for them, but it turns out that the whole project might backfire badly.
Fusion GPS is the private company that produced the now discredited “Trump dossier” for the Democrats. A part of their opposition research, this was the tool that would be used to attack the president. Except their dossier was fabricated to suit their purpose rather than to reveal the truth. This was made even more obvious when Fusion’s leadership was questioned before the House Intelligence Committee. The two leaders questioned took the Fifth Amendment.
“Fusion GPS co-founder Peter Fritsch and top lieutenant Thomas Catan were subpoenaed to appear before the committee in a closed-door session on Wednesday but asserted their right not to testify, a source close to the matter told Fox News.
“Fritsch and Catan took the Fifth on every question posed by committee members. Another co-founder, Glenn Simpson, is under subpoena for a later date.”
And with that, President Trump just won yet another round in his battle with the Democrats.
It almost gets amusing when listening to what Fusion’s attorney had to say about this.
“‘No American should experience the indignity that occurred today,’ Fusion lawyer Joshua Levy said. ‘No American should be compelled to appear before a congressional committee just to invoke constitutional privileges.'”
Americans are not supposed to knowingly produce and publish fraudulent attacks on people either, something their attorney did not deny that they did. In other words, he attacked the committee’s motives rather than proclaiming his clients’ innocence. There’s a message there.
“On Monday, Levy said in a letter to the panel that House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., was acting ‘in bad faith.’
“‘Based on this Committee’s bad faith interactions with the undersigned counsel and its pattern of unprofessional conduct exhibited during different points throughout this investigation, you have left us with no choice but to advise our clients to assert their privileges in the face of these subpoenas,’ he wrote, in a 17-page list of reasons why the company would not comply.”
That’s simply an attorney doing his job to try to protect his clients. In this case, the effort is to discredit the investigation to keep it from going too far.
“A congressional official familiar with the matter fired back, saying in a statement to Fox News:
“‘Democrats and Fusion GPS have tried to obstruct every effort to get the facts about the compilation of the Steele dossier and who paid for it, so it’s no surprise that Fusion GPS is saying they’ll continue to obstruct these efforts. Fusion GPS is clearly paving the way to plead the fifth, and Congress is trying to find out if they’re trying to hide something.'”
The facts are known by everyone. The dossier on President Trump that Fusion produced on behalf of the Democrats has been discredited. Fusion’s leaders are taking the Fifth when questioned about it.
“So much winning.”
Source: Fox News