December 13, 2019 by streiff
FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, Glenn R. Simpson, co-founder of the research firm Fusion GPS, arrives for a scheduled appearance before a closed House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. A congressional committee has released a transcript of a private interview with Simpson, the co-founder of the political opposition research firm that commissioned a dossier of allegations involving President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Last night, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party curb-stomped the antisemitic socialists of the Labor Party and paved the way for the will of the British people, as voiced in the Brexit referendum, to be carried out. Ordinarily, the story here would be how an elitist and privileged minority worked to strip away even a modicum of agency from working-class and middle-class Britons who wanted out of the Third World sh** hole that the EU is rapidly becoming. But if you were Fusion GPS, your first inclination would be to try to pull the same scam on credulous British socialists that you pulled on the American left: blame Russia for fun and profit. Fusion GPS honchos Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch actually had this op-ed published in the leftwing Guardian today: Britain needs its own Mueller report on Russian ‘interference’.
The British political system has become thoroughly compromised by Russian influence. It’s high time its institutions – including the media – woke up to that fact. In 2016, both the United Kingdom and the United States were the targets of Russian efforts to swing their votes. The aim was to weaken the alliances that had constrained Vladimir Putin’s ambitions, such as the European Union and Nato.
The efforts in both countries had much in common. They were aided by a transatlantic cast of characters loosely organised around the Trump and Brexit campaigns. Many of them worked in concert and interacted with Russians close to the Kremlin. The outcome in both countries was also eerily similar. Both countries have been at war with themselves in the three years since, pulling them back from the international stage at a time when Putin has consolidated his position in Crimea, Ukraine, Syria and beyond.
Our Washington-based research firm, Fusion GPS, conducted much of the early investigations into Russia’s support of the Trump campaign, aided by our colleague Christopher Steele, the former head of MI6’s Russia desk. While our initial focus was on Russian meddling in US politics, it has since become increasingly clear that Britain’s political syste
HOLY SHIT THIS IS SHAMELESS: Fusion GPS offering its Russia Conspiracy services to the Labour Party on the night of their epic loss. Hey, it’s worked out for the Democrats. https://t.co/svgMP4obya
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) December 13, 2019
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