Durham’s Latest Bombshell: Fusion GPS Employees Frequently Emailed Reporters False Claims About Trump
Posted On April 28, 2022
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Durham: Fusion GPS Employees Sent Hundreds of Emails to Reporters
Staffers at the political research firm at the core of “Russiagate” sent hundreds of emails to journalists with unfounded charges and assertions about then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to Special Counsel John Durham’s court papers.
Durham said in a late Monday court filing that the flood of emails refutes the Clinton campaign’s assertions that Fusion GPS’s research on her behalf should be kept secret under attorney-client privilege.
Many False Stories
Among the unproven stories pushed by employees:
- A Wall Street Journal article about a Trump adviser meeting with a former KGB official close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- A Washington Post story about a Trump campaign advisor investing in Russia.
- New York Times and Reuters articles about the FBI investigating a secret communications setup between Trump and Russia’s Alfa Bank.
The so-called Steele Dossier was also pitched by these employees.
Rebecca Horvath is an editor and writer for NRN. For nearly a decade, Horvath wrote a regular Community Voices column for the Johnson City Press, where she was known to ruffle a few feathers. In 2018, she began writing for the National Federation of Republican Women, interviewing and profiling candidates such as Sen. Martha McSally and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. Horvath also contributes to Net3d.home.blog.