By William K. Black
August 27, 2017 Kansas City, MO
Like you, I learned recently that Glenn Simpson had given ten hours of testimony before a closed session of the Senate Judiciary Committee and produced tens of thousands of pages of documents to the committee. Simpson founded a company (Fusion GPS) that hired a former British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele to conduct an investigation of Donald Trump’s ties with Russia. Newsweek reports:
Following Simpson’s testimony behind closed doors, his attorney, Josh Levy, told reporters that his firm is “proud of the work” that Steele produced and Simpson oversaw, and that he “stands by it.”
Fusion GPS bills itself as a place to buy “opposition research.” In plain English, that means if you pay it lots of money it will produce a hit piece demonizing anyone you hate or fear. We do not know who hired Simpson to arrange the hit piece on Donald Trump. The credibility of Simpson’s hit pieces is one of the most important issues for Americans. The best way to judge that credibility is to evaluate Simpson’s prior hit pieces against national leaders.