Top Dossier Reporter Discovers Bizarre Contradiction In Testimony of Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson might have even more explaining to do. The Daily Caller‘s Chuck Ross, one of the leading reporters covering the Steele dossier scandal, discovered a “discrepancy,” between Simpson’s House and Senate testimony relating to his relationship with banker Bill Browder.

Simpson first told Senate investigators that he met Browder prior to 2009. Later, he gave contradictory statements to House investigators, first claiming he had never met Browder, then saying he knew him from a while back while he was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal.

“Very big discrepancy here in Simpson’s Senate and House testimony. In Senate, says he met Bill Browder when he was with Wall Street Journal (pre-2009). He told House he didn’t know who Browder was when he took up Prevezon case in 2013,” tweeted Ross.

Simpson told Senate investigators, “I’ll add that, you know, I’ve done a lot of Russia reporting over the years. I originally met William Browder back when I was a journalist at the Wall Street Journal when I was doing stories about corruption in Russia. I think the first time I him he lectured me about — I was working on a story about Vladimir Putin corruption and he lectured me about how have Vladimir Putin was not corrupt and how he was the best that ever happened to Russia. There are numerous documents that he published himself, interviews he gave singing the praises of Vladimir Putin. At that time I was already investigating corruption in Putin’s Russia.”

Simpson told House investigators, “And so they approached me originally in late 2013 with this matter. I didn’t know anything about Prevezon, didn’t know anything about most of this stuff. Didn’t know who Browder was, William Browder was.


Why is Simpson’s brain freeze noteworthy? Fusion GPS allegedly assisted the Russian government in an attempt to “imprison or murder,” banker Bill Browder, “a London-based banker who spearheaded the Magnitsky Act, a sanctions law vehemently opposed by the Russian government,” reports the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross.

Via the Daily Caller

Browder made the allegation in response to the recent revelation that Fusion GPS and its founder Glenn Simpson compiled what he says is false information about him that was given to Yuri Chaika, Russia’s prosecutor general, and to Donald Trump Jr. during the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting. […]

It was previously known that the Washington, D.C-based Fusion GPS’s investigation of Browder was beneficial to the Russian government and its effort to reverse the Magnitsky Act. But it was revealed only last week that information Fusion collected on Browder was shared directly with Chaika, whose position is the Russian equivalent of the U.S. attorney general.



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