by WorldTribune Staff, March 11, 2018
Leftist billionaire George Soros has been a major financial backer of the firm that hired ex-British spy Christopher Steele to author the bogus Trump dossier, a Russian oligarch with ties to the Kremlin wrote.
If Oleg Deripaska’s claims pan out, Soros would join the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee as financiers of Fusion GPS.
Deripaska, a Russian aluminum magnate, touched on Soros’s alleged involvement in an op-ed for The Daily Caller.
“On 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,” Deripaska wrote.
Jones now runs his own investigative firm, Penn Quarter Group, and has been in contact with Fusion GPS, “which is still trying to bolster the disputed Steele dossier,” Rowan Scarborough noted in a March 10 report for The Washington Times.
Soros also “is, not coincidentally, the funder of two ‘ethics watchdog’ NGOs (Democracy 21 and CREW) attacking Rep. Devin Nunes’ committee memo,” Deripaska wrote.
Text messages acquired by Fox News between Sen. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence vice chairman, and Waldman show that Warner used Waldman as a go-between to reach Steele.
Writing for American Thinker on March 11, Rick Moran noted that “The Steele dossier has been useful in attempting to delegitimize the Trump presidency. But any prosecutor worth his salt would have taken Fusion GPS apart piece by piece, exposing all these connections to liberal billionaires who have been working to get Trump even before the election.