In a stunning report, Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, plans to invoke the Fifth Amendment when he appears before the House Judicial Committee tomorrow. Three key people connected to the salacious dossier created against President trump have been called to testify in the House investigation of the Obama Justice Department this week, but Simpson won’t say a word.
Simpson, through his lawyer, Joshua Levy, announced late Monday that he will not be speaking under oath about any questions the Representatives of the United States have to ask.
“Compelling Glenn Simpson to appear for a confidential deposition after he has stated his intention to invoke his constitutional right not to testify reflects the worst practices of past congressional investigations and reinforces that this is a political exercise, not a serious inquiry,” Levy wrote in a statement.
James A. Baker, the FBI’s former top lawyer and individual who had a close working connection with former FBI Director James Comey, is scheduled to appear Thursday.
Earlier this month, Baker delivered bombshell testimony about the origin of the FBI’s Russia investigation of President Trump, according to sources. He allegedly reported that Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann gave him documents pertaining to the ‘Russia probe,’ which has lead experts to believe there may be another connection with Clinton and the DNC.
GOP Representatives have also scheduled a deposition with Nellie Ohr on Friday. She was a ‘researcher’ for Fusion GPS, while her husband, Bruce Ohr, is a current Department of Justice official who has already confirmed his contact with Simpson during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Fox News reported that Page, a member of the Trump team, has filed a lawsuit suit in Oklahoma against the DNC and Perkins Coie, along with Marc Elias and Sussman, concerning the fact that the FBI and DOJ used the dossier to “form an essential part” of the FISA application to spy on him.
Page claims the accusations were “slanderous” and “libelous.”
“It goes beyond any damages or any financial aspect,” Page told Fox News’ “Hannity” Monday night. “There have been so many lies. You look at the damage it did to our democratic systems and our institutions of government back in 2016, and I’m just trying to get some justice in terms of getting some disclosure.”
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, “is considering a subpoena for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.”
“It’s essential that we talk to him. He knows that. He has not agreed to come for a transcribed interview on the record. He needs to agree to do that. If he does not agree to do that very soon, I will issue a subpoena for him to appear,” Goodlatte said Saturday during a Fox News appearance.