Exclusive: Fusion GPS Tried To Bolster Dossier Claim, But It Didnt Work Out So Well

Fusion GPS recently reached out to its contractors in order to look into allegations of Democrats’ computer systems being hacked by a Russia-based businessman, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation.

However, Fusion GPS did not get the results which they expected. Edward Baumgartner, one of the contractors, determined that Russian-based businessman Aleksej Gubarev is unlikely to have participated in the hacking of Democrats’ computer systems.

Everything You Need to Know

The report requested by Fusion GPS comes with some very interesting developments and updates. A notable excerpt read as follows:

“Our interviews of people familiar with Gubarev paint a picture of a relatively well-known person in the IT sector with an entirely positive reputation as a successful self-made entrepreneur. Our sources were uncertain about Gubarev’s alleged ties to the hacking and collection of compromising material on Trump. Their lack of certainty is entirely understandable given the highly secretive nature of intelligence work, on the one hand, and the technical difficulty of establishing someone’s potential ties to hacking.”

The ties between Fusion GPS and the Steele dossier makes this narrative even more interesting. In June 2016, Christoper Steele worked for the Fusion GPS for the sole purpose of solidifying the conspiracy theory alleging that President Trump maintained ties to the Russian government. This theory served as the pretense for Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation which remains ongoing to this day.

Since Gubarev’s innocence has been all but affirmed, the Russian businessman received an apology from Buzzfeed, which largely funded investigations into him.

The Anti-Trump Dossier

The anti-Trump dossier had holes in it since its inception. The fact of the matter is that Steele’s dossier was rooted in the false assumption that President Trump colluded with the Russian government in order to win the 2016 election. Yet again, this has been proven as the falsehood that it is.

It will be interesting to see what comes next.

 

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Gabrielle Seunagal is a full-time writer. Some of her favorite subjects to write about include politics, cybersecurity, and current events. When Gabrielle is not advancing her writing career, she is reading, traveling, or studying martial arts.