A Russian billionaire claims that a former Federal Bureau Investigation agent told Congress that “a group of Silicon Valley billionaires and George Soros” are funding Fusion GPS, according to the Daily Caller.
The claim reportedly took place in March 2017, and Deripaska said Soros was funneling millions to spread the “false public manipulation.”
Deripaska’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, said Fusion GPS and Soros are far more connected than many realize.
“Wagging the dog costs money,” Deripaska wrote. “So, who is the funding mechanism of this shadowy government? Why, none other than billionaire financier George Soros, according to Daniel Jones – as relayed to Congressional investigators by Deripaska’s attorney Adam Waldman.”
Here’s an excerpt from the Daily Caller op-ed:
“[O]n March 16, 2017, Daniel Jones — himself a team member of Fusion GPS, self-described former FBI agent and, as we now know from the media, an ex-Feinstein staffer — met with my lawyer, Adam Waldman, and described Fusion as a shadow media organization helping the government, funded by a group of Silicon Valley billionaires and George Soros.”
“My lawyer testified these facts to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Nov. 3. Mr. Soros is, not coincidentally, also the funder of two ethics watchdog NGOs (Democracy 21 and CREW) attacking Rep. Nunes’ committee memo.”
Deripaska said the claims made in House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes’ memo are accurate.
He wrote that top officials in the Obama administration worked with Fusion GPS to trigger the Russia investigation.
The FBI and DOJ used the dossier from former British spy Christopher Steele, which was commissioned when he was working for Fusion GPS.
The Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign paid Fusion GPS over $9 million to fund Steele’s operation.
The claim would mean that Soros, Clinton, and the DNC funded Steele’s dossier — which was used to trigger the Russia probe against President Donald Trump.
Many Americans would agree that Soros and Clinton should be held accountable for their actions and using a discredited hit piece to derail Trump’s presidency.