Thanks to lawsuits filed by Judicial Watch on behalf of the Daily Caller News Foundation, recent evidence shows that Glenn Simpson, liberal founder of Fusion GPS, was in contact with a State Department official days before the salacious and unproven dossier was ‘leaked’ to the press.
“Emails obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show that Glenn Simpson, an executive at Fusion GPS, contacted Jonathan Winer, who then served as State’s special envoy for Libya, on Sept. 19 and Sept. 22, 2016.
“That was days ahead of the publication of a Yahoo! News article that was the first story to cite information gathered by Christopher Steele, the former British spy who authored the dossier.
“Winer, a longtime aide to former Secretary of State John Kerry, was a source for that article, which laid out Steele’s allegations about Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser who would become the target of FBI surveillance.
The emails demonstrate for the first time that Simpson had direct contact with a State Department official.
The emails clearly show that Simpson was desperate to speak with Winer, who also served in the State Department during the Clinton administration.
“Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, sent an email on Sept. 19, 2016 asking Winer if he was in town:
“For a couple of hours,” Winer replied.
Simpson contacted Winer again on Sept. 22, 2016, asking: “Can u ring…Asap?”
“Will try…Can this await 11am?” Winer responded.
“Not really but it is quick,” said Simpson.
One day after the final email exchange, “Yahoo’s Michael Isikoff reported that federal law enforcement agencies were investigating Page over possible contacts he had with two Kremlin insiders, Igor Sechin and Igor Diveykin.
“Isikoff would reveal in a book published with co-author David Corn that Winer vouched for Steele as part of his reporting for the Sept. 23, 2016 article. Winer was also a source for an article that Corn published on Oct. 31, 2016 for Mother Jones that anonymously quoted Steele.
“It was not known until 2017 that Steele was a source for Isikoff. Prior to that, it was widely believed that Isikoff’s report independently confirmed allegations made in the dossier.
“Page, an energy consultant, has long denied Steele’s claims, saying that he has never met Sechin or Diveykin.”
The FBI relied heavily on Steele’s dossier in four Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against Page, and kept the fact that is was created by democrat opposition ‘research’ a secret from the court.
“The new emails raise the possibility that Simpson made contact with Winer as part of Fusion GPS’s media outreach operation. Fusion was paid $1 million by the law firm for the Clinton campaign and DNC to compile anti-Trump dirt and disseminate it to the press.
“Through Fusion, Steele met with Isikoff, Corn, and reporters from The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and New Yorker.
“Winer has publicly acknowledged his interactions with Steele, but he has not addressed his contacts with Simpson.
“Steele provided Winer with more than 100 reports based on intelligence he picked up on behalf of his private clients. Winer shared many of those reports with other State Department officials, including Nuland and Kerry.
“Winer wrote that Steele told him about his Trump-related investigation in summer 2016. And in September 2016, the pair met in Washington, D.C. There, Steele showed Winer memos from his dossier. Winer prepared a two-page summary of that information and shared it with others at State Department.
“Nuland told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on June 20, 2018, that Steele met with State Department officials in October 2016.”
The fact that Simpson was orchestrating the media campaign against Donald Trump, with the help of the federal government, is outrageous, and many people argue that the time for arrests is long past.