Just like in House Of Cards or any political thriller, something quite mysterious just happened in the U.S. political stage, and some fingers are pointing to the infamous anti-Trump dossier. According to a lawyer representing the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, the publication of this controversial document resulted in the death of at least one individual.
Apparently, this comment was made during an August 22 Senate Judiciary Committee interview with Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of Fusion GPS. The name of the lawyer is Joshua Levy, and several reports indicate his comments were not taken lightly.
This information became public thanks to a transcript of that interview that committee Democrats decided to release on Tuesday. The transcript shows that the lawyer instructed Simpson to avoid mentioning the sources for the dossier, arguing that an unidentified individual had already been killed over the controversial document.
Apparently, Levy told an investigator for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley named Jason Foster, that Simpson needed to be careful with what he declared. Levy explained that Simpson was giving a voluntary interview, and he wanted to be extremely careful in order to protect his sources. After all, Levy reminded, “somebody´s already been killed as a result of the publication of this dossier.” Then, he said that no harm should come to anybody that has any kind of connection to what he described as “this honest work.”
The investigator had asked Simpson what steps he took in order to assess the credibility of the sources that were used in the dossier. As everyone knows, this document was compiled by the former British spy Christopher Steele, who remains one of the most important elements that hasn´t revealed his side of the events.
The opposition research firm hired this former spy in Springs 2016. His mission was to investigate Donald Trump´s business activities in Russia. Naturally, the most controversial detail about this whole operation is the fact that Fusion GPS was working on behalf of the DNC and the Clinton campaign.
Basically, Christopher Steele worked as an agent of the Democratic Party, probably without knowing it. And of course, both the DNC and almost every single member of the Clinton campaign have downplayed this controversial situation.
So far, it remains unclear who Levy was referring to. It is unknown whether he was relaying rumors that have popped up in the mainstream media over the last year, or whether he was confirming that an actual source for the controversial document had been killed. Naturally, what makes things even more difficult is the fact that Levy has refused to respond any single request for comment and clarification regarding this matter.
While many elements of the dossier have remained in mystery, there have been speculations over the assassination of an alleged dossier source. Naturally, this situation only raises several questions regarding who could be interested in keeping things in secret, and if this is nothing more than a diversion.
Some media outlets have theorized that Oleg Erovkinin was murdered because he was a major source for the anti-Trump document. Apparently, Erovkinin was an ex-KGB chief who worked as the chief of staff for Igor Sechin, who is the president of Russian oil giant Rosneft. In addition, several reports assured that Sechin is a very close ally of Vladimir Putin.
One of the most controversial details provided by the infamous and discredited dossier was that Sechin allegedly had direct communication with Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Naturally, this alleged situation was highlighted in the document as part of a collusion conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.
On his part, Page has vehemently denied these allegations and assured that he has never met with Sechin. In addition to this detail, one of the most famous and salacious detail about the dossier was that it assured that President Trump engaged with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel.
FBI/DOJ still refuses to confirm or deny any docs related to Clinton's anti-@RealDonaldTrump dossier in @JudicialWatch FOIA lawsuit. Why the dishonest cover-up? Protecting Mueller? @RealDonaldTrump should order extreme transparency.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) January 10, 2018
Several reports pointed out that this controversial document used information gleaned from very close associates of Sechin´s. Many believe that if Levy was referring to Erovkinin, his statement to the Senate panel would seem out of whack with the conditions of the ex-KGB chief´s death.
As everyone knows, the infamous anti-Trump dossier was originally published by progressive news outlet BuzzFeed News on January 10, 2017. Erovkinin was found dead in his car almost two weeks before they decided to release the document.