It didn’t take too long after James Comey was fired by President Trump for the oft-maligned head of the FBI to become a martyr. The media and the left, who previously spent the better part of a year demonizing Comey for the Hillary Clinton email investigation, suddenly conspired to depict him as a secular saint, a perpetual Boy Scout who was above politics and whose only failure was a naive inability to grasp the Trump administration’s true machinations.
If you believed this bunk, you may want to read a Saturday report by columnist Paul Sperry in the New York Post. In it, Sperry discusses Comey’s FBI and its involvement with trying to “corroborate” elements out of the infamous Trump “dossier” — a document that was put together in part by Fusion GPS, a Democrat-linked group that had tried to dig up dirt on then-candidate Donald Trump.
The dossier, which has been discredited on a number of occasions, was possibly funded by Fusion GPS. We say “possibly” because the group has declined to answer questions or provide records to congressional investigators over its role in the dossier scandal. We do know that the group retained the British spy who assembled the dossier and then shopped Steele’s dossier around D.C. Beyond that, the group has refused to provide any answers.
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If you listen to Fusion GPS, they’re a “research and strategic intelligence firm” that was started by “three former Wall Street Journal investigative reporters.”
“But congressional sources say it’s actually an opposition-research group for Democrats, and the founders, who are more political activists than journalists, have a pro-Hillary Clinton, anti-Trump agenda,” Sperry reported. “Fusion GPS was on the payroll of an unidentified Democratic ally of Clinton when it hired a long-retired British spy to dig up dirt on Trump. In 2012, Democrats hired Fusion GPS to uncover dirt on GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. And in 2015, Democratic ally Planned Parenthood retained Fusion GPS to investigate pro-life activists protesting the abortion group.”
“These weren’t mercenaries or hired guns,” said one congressional source with knowledge of the dossier investigation, according to Sperry. “These guys had a vested personal and ideological interest in smearing Trump and boosting Hillary’s chances of winning the White House.”
The group ended up “quietly shopping the dirty dossier on Trump around Washington” at the same time that one of its founders, Peter R. Fritsch, gave at least $1,000 of his money to the Hillary Victory Fund and the Hillary For America, along with donating to the campaign with his wife. And this was who James Comey’s FBI decided to get in bed with… [CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE]