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The media, Fusion GPS, and the FBI

A timeline of the revelations exposing Fusion GPS, the FBI, and the media.
Nick Short 14 Apr 17
Politico/NYT Fail to Mention Report Exonerating PlannedParenthood Produced By Fusion GPS (firm behind Trump Dossier)
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Nick Short 18 Apr 17
FBI had an agreement w/ Steele who created the dossier while working for Clinton oppo team & then used it to justify spying on Trump admin..
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Nick Short 25 Apr 17
Despite the reported evidence of their work on behalf of the Kremlin, neither Fusion GPS nor Akhmetshin are registered as foreign agents....
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Nick Short 1 May 17
Was FBI aware that FusionGPS was working as an unregistered agent for Russian interests at the time it made dossier?
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Nick Short 3 May 17
Comey aware that Fusion GPS, the Oppo Research Firm Behind Trump Dossier, Has Ties To Pro-Kremlin Lobbying Efforts?
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Nick Short 8 Jun 17
Did FBI inform FISA that phony Steele Dossier it presented in support of a warrant was made by oppo research firm paid by FBI?
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Nick Short 25 Jun 17
Pro-Clinton group Fusion GPS was working as an unregistered agent for Russian interests at the time it made dossier
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Nick Short 26 Jun 17
Moreover, did McCabe collude w/ a Dem funded oppo research orgz (FusionGPS) to justify an investigation into Trump??
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Nick Short 10 Jul 17
Fusion GPS shared various versions of the phony Trump dossier with journalists, members of Congress, and the FBI.
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Nick Short 10 Jul 17
Americans Need To Know More About the Democrat Funded Opposition Research Firm Fusion GPS & Why FBI Relied on Fusion
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Nick Short 11 Jul 17
Did the FBI collude with Democrat-funded oppo research firm Fusion GPS to justify an "investigation" into Trump??
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Nick Short 12 Jul 17
Reminder: Fusion GPS worked for multiple Trump Opponents before FBI sought partnership.
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Nick Short 12 Jul 17
Recall: Comey hearing 5/3/17. Grassley Q to Comey regarding FusionGPS. Would really like to know Comey's answer to Q
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Nick Short 15 Jul 17
British court docs in phony Trump-Dossier suit. Note McCain & Kramer. Also, journos given "off the record briefings"
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Nick Short 17 Jul 17
How many D.C. law firms have used Fusion GPS for leaks, tips & smear jobs over the years? Also note, NYT, WSJ, CNN, WaPo, have all used them
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Nick Short 22 Jul 17
Dem Oppo firm Fusion GPS (behind phony Trump dossier) was feeding "info" to NYT, WaPo, Yahoo, New Yorker, CNN..
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Nick Short 23 Jul 17
Fusion GPS (Firm Behind Phony Trump-Russia Dossier) Claims they didn't know about Trump Jr Meeting (in June). BS!
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Nick Short 26 Jul 17
Important testimony from William Browder, Chief Exec Officer of Hermitage Captl Management, explaining Fusion GPS
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Nick Short 26 Jul 17
Q: Did the FBI inform FISA court that the phony dossier it presented in support of a warrant was made by Dem oppo research firm Fusion GPS?
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Nick Short 27 Jul 17
Idea that the Trump Dossier was a Kremlin info op is quite plausible, w/U.S. media serving as the delivery mechanism
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Nick Short 27 Jul 17
Wonder which journalists in D.C. were operating w/financial incentives to spread propaganda on behalf of Fusion GPS?
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Nick Short 27 Jul 17
How many "news outlets" in US base their "news" stories on info provided to them by Fusion GPS? h/t
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Nick Short 29 Jul 17
In spring/summer of 2016, Fusion GPS received money indirectly from Russian govt to push propaganda against POTUS..
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Nick Short 20 Sep 17
America deserves to know if the FBI relied on Russian disinfo (Steele dossier) to eavesdrop on Trump's campaign.
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Nick Short 13 Sep 17
I wonder how many prior FISA warrants have been based upon oppo research done by firms such as Fusion GPS working in conjunction with FBI?
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Nick Short Oct 20
Does U.S. Media Help Russia Destabilize The United States? @LeeSmithTWS reporting on raises lots of Q's!
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Nick Short Oct 23
"Steele had been paid an undisclosed sum of money for previous work performed on behalf of the FBI over many years, dating to at least 2010"
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Nick Short Oct 23
Response by Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives in opposition to
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Nick Short Oct 25
Far from being “verified,” is better described as demonstrably false. Important piece by
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Nick Short Oct 26
Clinton/DNC fund dossier through Elias (lawyer), Elias hires FusionGPS, FGPS hires Steele & he uses Kremlin for info
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Nick Short Oct 25
Recall: Former CIA Dir Michael Morell. “The intermediaries paid the sources & got $ from Steele” & who paid Steele?
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Nick Short Oct 25
Same DNC law firm retained Fusion GPS for dossier & CrowdStrike for "hacked" servers. Wow! h/t
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Nick Short Oct 26
Podesta and Wasserman Schultz said they did not know who had funded Fusion GPS..oh & look who Podesta’s attorney is
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Nick Short Oct 27
"Steele was retained by FusionGPS when the project was funded by Democrats, and not in its initial phase, when the Free Beacon was involved"
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Nick Short Oct 27
CNN’s undisclosed ties to Fusion GPS. CNN's justice correspondent Evan Perez is connected to Fusion GPS operatives.
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Nick Short Oct 27
FRIDMAN et al v. BEAN LLC aka & Glenn Simpson (defamation lawsuit filed on 10/3/17) interesting.....
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Nick Short Oct 28
Replying to @KenDilanianNBC
Why is NBC News’ intelligence & national security reporter beholden to Fusion GPS?
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Nick Short Oct 28
Interesting, founders of Fusion GPS used to work for WSJ. Glenn Simpson, Tom Catan, Peter Fritsch. (Neil King left WSJ to join FGPS last yr)
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Nick Short Oct 28
Clinton campaign & DNC retained the law firm Perkins Coie, Perkins Coie hired Fusion GPS & also Crowdstrike...
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Nick Short Oct 28
Obama’s Campaign Paid $972,000 To Law Firm That Secretly Paid Fusion GPS In 2016. This is BIG! h/t
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Nick Short Oct 29
“Disclosing grand jury material is a violation of the law.” -Gowdy. Well, what are you going to do about it??
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Nick Short Nov 7
FusionGPS official met w/Russian operative before & after Trump Jr sit-down. Why isn’t Fusion registered under FARA?
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Nick Short Nov 7
Brazile say's she asked about the dossier funding on November 4th & was told, "I did not need to know”... interesting. h/t
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Nick Short Nov 9
The Lead attorney for Fusion GPS represented Lois Lerner in the IRS targeting of conservative groups, donated thousands to Clinton/DNC & represented Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff during Whitewater. Hmmm
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Nick Short Nov 10
Idea that the fed govt and a special counsel were mobilized—that American citizens were monitored and continue to be investigated—based on a campaign-funded hit document is extraordinary.
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Nick Short Nov 11
After the publication of the dossier, John Podesta met with Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of the firm (Fusion GPS) that commissioned the dossier, to "compare notes on Russia’s involvement". Hmm..
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Nick Short Nov 12
Democrats paid Fusion GPS, Fusion GPS hires Steele, Steele creates dossier using Russian sources & the dossier happens to make its way to the FBI. How much of the dossier was used by FBI to obtain FISA warrant? explains
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Nick Short Nov 12
Did the Trump dossier, funded by Clinton, trigger the Trump-Russia probe?
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Nick Short Nov 13
Fusion GPS has rejected the idea that it needed to register as a foreign agent... really now?
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Nick Short Nov 13
Fusion GPS sent the phony Trump dossier to the FBI and then briefed the press. The press in turn claimed that this was "intelligence the FBI possessed" in order to give the dossier "credibility". explains of
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Nick Short Nov 13
Because the person who reported it was Ken Dilanian of NBC. Dilanian is beholden to Fusion GPS and its principals for supplying him with info & marching orders.
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Nick Short Nov 14
Is it legal under current law for a Presidential campaign (Hillary) to hide its funding of the compilation/dissemination of political dirt (Fusion GPS/Dossier) on its opponent (Trump) by using a law firm (Perkins Coie) to directly pay for work?
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FOX Business Nov 15
.: It appears that the author of that dossier, Christopher Steele, was being paid by the FBI. It also looks like that dossier was turned into an 'intelligence document' taken to the FISA court to get warrants to spy on Americans associated with the Trump campaign
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Nick Short Nov 16
How much propaganda & is actually out there being peddled by the media that originated from Fusion GPS? It’s not just the dossier they were involved in. explains on
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Nick Short Nov 17
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Nick Short Nov 18
We need to have POTUS declassify the applications the FBI used in order to get the warrant for surveillance on the Trump team. It will tell us how much of the warrant was based upon the Fusion GPS dossier. explains on
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Nick Short Nov 20
This is another problem. If the FISA judge didn't know the FBI was basing their information off of a dossier funded by the DNC/Hillary Clinton, then what are the ramifications? And did FBI lie to FISA court?
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Nick Short Nov 20
So the FBI used the allegations in the dossier (which was funded by DNC/Clinton) to get a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump team even-though the allegations in the dossier haven't been corroborated by the FBI?
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Nick Short Nov 21
Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News first published a story back in Sept 2016 attempting to push "Trump/Russia collusion" propaganda. Now Isikoff is pushing stories attempting to smear the FBI informant involved in the real collusion regarding Hillary/Russia/Uranium One...interesting
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Nick Short Nov 21
Wonder if he has any connections to Fusion GPS other than being one of the members of the press briefed by Steele who pushed the false allegations in the Trump dossier?
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Nick Short Nov 22
Newly filed court documents confirm that Fusion GPS made payments to three journalists between June 2016 until February 2017.
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Nick Short Nov 22
From House Intel court filing yesterday, "Additional transactions requested by Committee include transactions related to Plaintiffs () work on behalf of another media outlet in which Plaintiff could have seeded its research, Media Company A."
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Nick Short Nov 22
Court filing yesterday in regards to from Deputy General Counsel for House Permanent Select Committee on Intel. "12 transactions associated w/ payments to 4 journalists & researchers..12 transactions associated w/ payments from Media Company A."
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Nick Short Nov 24
As points out, Obama intel officials were pushing the phony Steele dossier allegations as "intelligence" abroad to our allies, in addition to pushing it domestically to US officials and press.
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Nick Short Nov 24
Fusion GPS and the House Intelligence Committe at first worked out a deal for relevant banks records. But House lawyers say they learned that Fusion GPS withheld 112 transactions pertinent to the Russia probe.
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Nick Short Nov 28
Really ? Fusion isn't a "political research firm", it's a smear shop that specializes in character assassinations. That's the kind of background you look for in employees for your organization?
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Nick Short Nov 29
Senior Counsel for the House Intelligence Committee is urging lawmakers to seek a contempt of Congress citation against DOJ & FBI for not providing docs/witnesses related to the Trump dossier investigation.
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Nick Short Dec 2
The FBI Agent Who Supervised the Trump-Russia Probe as well as the Clinton email investigation is a Clinton supporter who just so happened to be the same one pushing the Steele dossier. Incredible.
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Nick Short Dec 2
Replying to @PoliticalShort
During the Clinton investigation, Strzok was involved in a romantic relationship with FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who worked for Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. McCabe is also under scrutiny for possibly violating the Hatch Act.
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Nick Short Dec 4
The network of journalists who take dossiers from Fusion GPS is rich and deep, which is how the company manages to seed so many stories around the media and make its money. h/t
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Nick Short Dec 7
. questioning FBI Director Christopher Wray on FBI Agent Peter Strzok. Jordan believes that Strzok, using the phony Trump dossier, helped produce & present the application to the FISA court to secure a warrant to spy on Americans associated with the Trump campaign.
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Nick Short Dec 7
Bruce Ohr held 2 titles at DOJ: Associate Deputy AG and Dir of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces. Ohr met during the 2016 campaign w/Christopher Steele, who authored the phony “dossier” & also met shortly after the election w/ Glenn Simpson, founder of Fusion GPS.
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Nick Short Dec 7
Was the FBI working w/Democrat campaign? Did they use oppo research from Fusion GPS and dress it up to look like an intelligence document which was submitted to the FISA court in order to spy on the Trump campaign? FBI Dir. Wray needs to tell us what was in the FISA application.
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Tucker Carlson Dec 4
The point is clear: the is out of control and not just in the investigation. An agency charged with enforcing the law clearly considers itself above the law. That's a threat to you, and every American, no matter who you voted for.
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Nick Short Dec 8
Mueller's 'right-hand man' on the Russia probe (Aaron Zebley) represented Clinton IT aide (Justin Cooper) who set up Clinton’s unsecure server & destroyed Clinton's old BlackBerries with a hammer. h/t
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Nick Short Dec 8
Andrew Weissmann, a deputy for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, not only praised Sally Yates for refusing to defend Trump’s travel ban but also attended Hillary Clinton’s election-night party in New York.
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Nick Short Dec 8
Thread on the political bias of the Mueller Probe.
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Nick Short Dec 8
Knowledge of the dossier project, during the campaign, extended into the highest levels of the Obama Justice Department. I wonder what Sally Yates knew?
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Nick Short Dec 9
The left was working in conjunction with parts of our government to keep information away from the House Intelligence Committee Chairman...
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Nick Short Dec 10
For years, Fusion GPS has been an influential hidden hand in Washington, with entree into the city’s most powerful news bureaus.
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Nick Short Dec 11
Fusion GPS was hired by the law firm BakerHostetler to assist in defending the Russian company Prevezon in a civil money-laundering case. Natalia Veselnitskaya, a lawyer with known Kremlin connections also acted as legal counsel for Prevezon.
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Nick Short Dec 11
Nellie H. Ohr, wife of demoted official, Bruce Ohr, worked for Fusion GPS. According to the House Intel Committee. she was paid by Fusion GPS through the summer and fall of 2016.
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Nick Short Dec 12
Fusion GPS was behind this now discredited Slate story about a “special email server existing between Trump Tower and Moscow’s Alfa bank.” Here’s Hillary Clinton tweeting out the story the day it appeared..
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Nick Short Dec 12
Again, here’s the Clinton campaign using the debunked hit piece from Slate, which was produced by their own opposition research firm (Fusion GPS), to accuse Trump of being too close with Russia.
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Nick Short Dec 12
Trump Jr. and his attorney say that while he was still being interviewed, “members of the committee and/or their staff began selectively leaking information provided during the interview to various press outlets, most notably CNN.”
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Nick Short Dec 12
Co-founder of Trump dossier firm Fusion GPS confirmed in court filings on Tuesday that he met last year with Justice Department official Bruce Ohr and hired Ohr’s wife to help with the opposition research firm’s investigation of Donald Trump.
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Nick Short Dec 12
Declaration of Glenn Simpson (Fusion GPS) stating that Fusion Contracted with Nellie Ohr to help with "research on Trump" as well as Simpson meeting with Bruce Ohr, at his request, after the Nov election to discussion Fusion's findings regarding Russia and the election.
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Nick Short Dec 13
Public trust in this entire Russia investigation is gone. further explains his concern to Rosenstein that the Comey FBI and Obama DOJ worked with the Clinton campaign to go after and target the Trump campaign.
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Nick Short Dec 13
The FBI’s Trump ‘Insurance’. More troubling evidence of election meddling at the bureau.
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Nick Short Dec 14
. letter to Deputy AG Rosenstein questioning the Justice Dept.’s Response to FBI Officials Political Texts.
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Nick Short Dec 20
McCabe draws blank on Democrats’ funding of Trump dossier, new subpoenas planned. While HPSCI staff would not confirm who will be summoned for testimony, all indications point to demoted DOJ official Bruce G. Ohr and FBI General Counsel James A. Baker
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Nick Short Dec 20
Did President Obama read the ‘Steele Dossier’ in the White House last August? It also appears that Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan was briefing Harry Reid on the Steele dossier.
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Nick Short Dec 22
When pressed to identify what in the Trump dossier the FBI had actually corroborated, McCabe cited only the fact that Trump campaign adviser Carter Page had traveled to Moscow. That’s it.
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Nick Short Dec 26
Was the Steele Dossier the FBI’s ‘Insurance Policy’? Clinton campaign propaganda appears to have triggered Obama administration spying on Trump’s campaign.
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Nick Short Dec 27
House Intel Committee chair Nunes has subpoenaed David Kramer, a former State Dept official who, in Nov 2016, traveled to London to receive a briefing & copy of the Trump dossier from Steele. Kramer then returned to the U.S. to give the document to McCain
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Nick Short Dec 27
Replying to @PoliticalShort
McCain then handed the documents (dossier) to the FBI. But the FBI already had the document; Steele himself gave the dossier to the bureau in installments, reportedly beginning in early July 2016.
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Nick Short Dec 27
Replying to @PoliticalShort
Note Kramer & McCain's involvement in sharing the dossier highlighted in this lawsuit in UK.
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Nick Short Dec 29
According to , FBI agent Peter Strzok "is suspected of being responsible for using the unverified dossier to obtain a FISA warrant in order to spy on President Trump's campaign."
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Nick Short Jan 2
Congressional investigators also have confirmed that the FBI began drafting a statement exonerating Clinton of any crimes while evidence responsive to subpoenas was still outstanding and before agents had interviewed more than a dozen key witnesses...
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Nick Short Jan 3
. 18 questions in 2018 about Russia and the FBI.
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