The co-founder of the organization that was behind the fake Trump Dossier that made all sorts of false accusations against the President is reportedly only going to be pleading the fifth when he does manage to testify to congress.
Fox News reported:
Glenn Simpson, whose Fusion GPS firm has been tied to anti-Trump efforts and pro-Russian lobbying, will not talk to lawmakers in response to a subpoena, the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committe said Friday.
Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., confirmed in a statement that they subpoenaed Simpson to appear before the committee Wednesday as part of a hearing about the influence of foreign lobbying in last year’s presidential election.
“Simpson’s attorney has asserted that his client will invoke his Fifth Amendment rights in response to the subpoena,” Grassley and Feinstein said.
During the campaign, Fusion GPS contracted former MI-6 agent Christopher Steele to look into rumors about Trump’s financial and social connections in Russia. The resulting “dossier,” which was leaked to the media following Trump’s victory in November included a number of sordid allegations about the president’s sexual proclivities.
Last week, Fox News reported that Fusion GPS had ties to Russian efforts to undermine U.S. sanctions that were led by attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya.
Read the rest of the report here.
This is ridiculous, this man belongs in prison with the rest of the Democrats.
JUST IN: Fusion GPS' Glenn Simpson says he can't attend next week's Judiciary Cmte hearing, is out of country, & says he'd plead 5th anyways
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) July 21, 2017
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) July 21, 2017
Fusion GPS chief and Trump dossier guy Glenn Simpson declines to testify before Senate, citing Long-Held Vacation Plans Privilege. pic.twitter.com/13WPm96zUJ
— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 21, 2017