The Conservative Daily Post reported only last week that the House of Representatives had issued subpoenas to the crafters of the Trump dossier. Now we find out from the Daily Caller that the corruption and cover-ups have no clear end in sight. The company in question, Fusion GPS, has said, “it will not comply with subpoenas for documents and testimony issued earlier this month by the House Intelligence Committee.”
The subpoena “seeks testimony from three of the firm’s partners” and attorneys for the trio have said that this violates their First Amendment right. In a sham of logic, the lawyers claim also that this will break “attorney-client privilege and its contractual obligations” to do so.
What Fusion GPS does NOT want to say is the truth: that they crafted a totally fake compilation of “facts” and are trying to now hide from the fallout as it is shown to be nothing but slander and bias.
Josh Levy, the attorney trying to shield his clients from justice, said that complying with the House would “chill any American running for office.” That is quite untrue. The fact is, it would chill any American from purposefully lying and promoting slander in order to win an election.
Those who supported Mrs. Clinton used faulty data obtained by someone opposed to Trump and “an unidentified Democratic ally of Hillary Clinton’s hired Fusion.” From there, we are told that “Fusion then hired former British spy Christopher Steele to investigate Trump” and the resulting dossier is so full of fakery that is it seems to be criminal!
“We cannot in good conscience do anything but advise our clients to stand on their constitutional privileges, the attorney work product doctrine and contractual obligations,” whined Levy to California Rep. Devin Nunes, the committee’s Republican chairman, according to Business Insider.
Fusion GPS co-founders Glenn Simpson, Tom Catan and Peter Fritsch are the three who are to be asked the tough questions from the House and they are fleeing like cockroaches from a flashlight to avoid it.
“Should you compel any of our three clients to appear at the scheduled deposition, they will invoke their constitutional privileges not to testify,” added Levy.
“I don’t know why anyone … would not be curious whether or not the world’s premier law enforcement agency relied upon a dossier in connection with an investigation without vetting it,” said South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, a Republican member of the House Intel Committee.
“Before you can rely on something, you need to know where it came from and how it was either corroborated or contradicted,” Gowdy continued. “It is relevant to ask whether or not a law enforcement agency relied on this dossier — or any evidence — without vetting it.”
That is what the Democrats fail to grasp. One is free to speak however they wish in the U.S. but NO ONE is allowed to slander another person while doing so. That is what happened here and that is why the subpoena is so frightening to these three Fusion GPS founders.