Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., second from left, accompanied by, from left, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, during the committee’s confirmation hearing for FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Yesterday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham, chairman of the subcommittee on crime and terrorism, sent a batch of six letters trying to get to the bottom of how the Trump dossier was developed and used. Here are the addressees:
- The Democratic National Committee (DNC)
- Hillary for America (HFA)
- Former DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
- Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile
- HFA Chair John Podesta
- HFA Chief Strategist Joel Benenson
The letters have a lot of similarities. They are basically “what did you know and when did you know it?” Where the letters get very, very interesting is in the demand
For the period from March 2016 through January 2017, please provide all communications to, from, copying, or relating to
Fusion GPS–hired by Clinton campaign to develop dossier.
Bean LLC–parent organization of Fusion GPS.
Glenn Simpson–Fusion GPS founder.
Mary Jacoby–Simpson’s wife.
Peter Fritsch–partner in Fusion GPS (took the Fifth before House Intelligence Committee).
Tom Catan–partner in Fusion GPS (took the Fifth before House Intelligence Committee).
Jason Felch–Fusion GPS and possessor of a very unfortunate surname.
Neil King–Fusion GPS employee/contractor.
David Michaels–Fusion GPS employee/contractor.
Taylor Sears–Fusion GPS employee/contractor.
Patrick Corcoran–Fusion GPS employee/contractor.
Laura Sego–Fusion GPS employee/contractor.
Jay Bagwell–Fusion GPS employee/contractor.
Erica Castro–Fusion GPS employee/contractor.
Nellie Ohr–wife of assistant deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr and a Fusion GPS employee/contractor.
Rinat Akhmetshin–former KGB officer, Fusion GPS contractor, present at Trump Tower meeting.
Ed Lieberman–lawyer close to Rinat Akhmetshin.
Edward Baumgartner–runs a Russia-centric opposition research company, collaborated with Fusion GPS.
Orbis Business Intelligence Limited–Hired by Fusion GPS.
Orbis Business International Limited–parent organization of Orbis Business Intelligence.
Walsingham Training Limited–owned by Christopher Steele.
Walsingham Partners Limited–owned by Christopher Steele. Parent organization of Walsingham Training.
Christopher Steele–Dossier author.
Christopher Burrows–Director of Orbis Business Intelligence.
Sir Andrew Wood–former UK ambassador to Moscow, brought dossier to attention of John McCain.
Paul Hauser–partner at Bryan Cave in London and attorney for Oleg Deripaska.
Oleg Deripaska–Russian oligarch with business ties to Paul Manafort.
Cody Shearer–Clinton family fixer and partner of Sidney Blumenthal.
Sidney Blumenthal–Clinton family fixer and dirty tricks guru.
Jon Winer – former State Department official.
Kathleen Kavalec–current Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Department of State.
Victoria Nuland–former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Department of State.
Daniel Jones–former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer for Senator Feinstein, current President of the Penn Quarter Group. Prolific leaker of classified information.
Bruce Ohr–former assistant deputy attorney general.
Peter Strzok–former deputy FBI director for counterintelligence.
Andrew McCabe–deputy FBI director.
James Baker–FBI chief of staff.
Sally Yates–deputy attorney general.
Loretta Lynch–attorney general.
John Brennan–CIA director.
The linking of State, Justice, and CIA to the issue is also pretty interesting.