Mystery Group Of "Wealthy Donors" And Soros Spends $50 Million For "Private Trump-Russia Investigation"

The House Intelligence Committee's just-released report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election reveals in a footnote that an ongoing, private investigation into Trump-Russia claims is being funded with $50 million supplied by George Soros and a group of 7-10 wealthy donors from California and New York.

This effort was originally revealed in February and reported on by The Federalistafter a series of leaked text messages between Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and lobbyist Adam Waldman suggested that Daniel J. Jones - an ex-FBI investigator and former Feinstein staffer, was "intimately involved with ongoing efforts to retroactively validate a series of salacious and unverified memos published by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent, and Fusion GPS."

In short, Jones is working with Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele to continue their investigation into Donald Trump, using a $50 million war chest just revealed by the House Intel Committee report.

Daniel J. Jones

In a bizarre twist Waldman, the lobbyist, notably represents Kremlin-linked Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, head of Russian aluminum giant Rusal and who was the target of Trump's recent sanctions, as well as Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov. He met with Jones on March 16, 2017 according to the Daily Caller

Jones, meanwhile, runs the Penn Quarter Group - a "research and investigative advisory" firm whose website was registered in April of 2016, days before Steele delivered his first in a series of Trump-Russia memos to Fusion GPS. Jones also began tweeting out articles suggesting illicit ties between the Trump campaign and Russia as early as 2017.

Steele's work during the 2016 election culminated in the salacious and unverified 35-page "Steele dossier" used to obtain a FISA warrant against then-President Trump (which, as we reported on Friday, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper leaked the details to CNN's Jake Tapper prior to the seemingly coordinated publication by BuzzFeed).

The recently released House Intel Report notes that in March 2017, Jones told the FBI that he was working with Steele and Fusion GPS, with funding to the tune of $50 million.

“In late March 2017, Jones met with FBI regarding PQG, which he described as ‘exposing foreign influence in Western election,'” reads the House Intel report. “[Redacted] told FBI that PQG was being funded by 7 to 10 wealthy donors located primarily in New York and California, who provided approximately $50 million.”

“[Redacted] further stated that PQG had secured the services of Steele, his associate [redacted], and Fusion GPS to continue exposing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election,” reads the report, which adds that Jones “planned to share the information he obtained with policymakers…and with the press.”

As the Daily Caller's Chuck Ross notes, Jones "also offered to provide PQG's entire holdings to the FBI" according to the report, citing a "FD-302" transcript of the interview he gave to the FBI.

Of note, during Congressional testimony last year when Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) asked Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, if he was still being paid for work related to the dossier, Simpson refused to answer. And while the dossier came under fire for "salacious and unverified" claims, a January 8 New York Times profile of Glenn Simpson confirmed that dossier-related work continues.

Sean Davis of The Federalist reported in February that Jones' name was mentioned in a list of individuals from a January 25 Congressional letter from Senators Grassley and Graham to various Democratic party leaders who were likely involved in Fusion GPS's 2016 efforts. The letter sought all communications between the Democrats and a list of 40 individuals or entities, of which Jones is one.

Some of those communications - at least according to the encrypted text messages between Warner and Waldman, (and leaked to Fox News), discuss efforts by Warner to secure a testimony from Steele.

“I spoke w Steele,” Waldman wrote on April 25, 2017. “He repeated the same position which is that he wants to be helpful but is fearful of the triumvirate of cost, time suck and reputation.”

“He asked me what your concern was about a letter first and I explained it but he would still like as a first protective step from you and [Sen. Richard] Burr asking him and his partner to assist w the investigation by answering questions,” Waldman added“He [Steele] said he will also speak w Dan Jones whom he says is talking to you.”

“I pointed out there is no privilege in that discussion although Dan [Jones] is a good guy and very trustworthy guy. I encouraged him again to engage with you for the sake of the truth and of vindication of the dossier,” he wrote.  -Adam Waldman to Mark Warner

Meanwhile, Federal disclosures required by the Foreign Agents Registration Act show that Waldman collected nearly $1.1 million from Deripaska in 2016 an2017. Some questions:

  • Why would Waldman, a Russian oligarch's foreign agent, be the official cutout for both a U.S. senator and Christopher Steele?  
  • Why would he recommend Daniel Jones - a former top Feinstein aide who worked for the FBI - as a point of contact and an information broker?

And now Jones has a $50 million war chest - from a group of mysterious "7 to 10" donors - to continue the grande Trump-Russia witch hunt with Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS - coordinated in part by a guy (Waldman) who represents Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov. Seems somewhat collusive, no?

Comments

strannick wee-weed up Sat, 04/28/2018 - 13:58 Permalink

How to control a president.

Sessions is captured. No doubt NSA got some pic of him wiggling his wattled weiner at an intern. JFK knew the importance of the AG position. Thats why DeepState had to assasinate them both. Sessions is Trumps Achilles Heel, the DeepState compromised mole and ensures Trumps vulnerability. Get Gowdy as AG and the bullets fly as the DeepStates mask of civility comes off.

Likewise Merkel. MSM announced her phone was bugged..probably pics of her prancing around in a Hof Brau Haus frauilein bodice: to make sure she doesnt turn east to her East German intelligence buddy Putin.

Every new suspect Muellers Gestapo interogates is another layer of leads..which are then leaked to Wolf Blizter, Jeff Zucker's DeepState propaganda arm (aka MSM) .to keep Trump leashed and not MAGA-ing. Thats how "questioning" works.

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D503 Buckaroo Banzai Sat, 04/28/2018 - 14:27 Permalink

Approx 10 "private investors" spend $50 million dollars to pursue their imaginary bogeyman. 

Fixed. Also, names of these interested parties?

Focus only on the FBI [for now].
Jim Rybicki, chief of staff and senior counselor - FIRED.
James Baker, general counsel - FIRED.
Andrew McCabe, deputy director - FIRED.
James Comey, director - FIRED.
Bill Priestap, Head of Counterintelligence and Strzok’s boss - Cooperating witness [power removed].
Peter Strzok, Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence - cooperating witness [power removed].
Lisa Page, attorney with the FBI's Office of the General Counsel - cooperating witness [power removed].
Conspiracy?
Think about the above.
Only the above.
Get the picture?
Q

Won't be long now.

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Croesus VWAndy Sat, 04/28/2018 - 15:13 Permalink

And I just have to wonder:

How many of these "7-10 wealthy donors from CA and NY" have names ending in "Berg", "Stein", and "Witz"?

Wherever "Shit happens", one can usually find a Jew.

Downvoters, prove me wrong, please.

Jews: the hated Goyim are wising up to your tricks. The smartest thing you could do, is put distance between yourselves and the actions of your Zionist co-religionists. Hitler didn't want you all dead, he just wanted you out of Europe. The next time, whoever's calling the plays against you will be calling for heads on sticks, and probably have enough popular support to make it happen.

It won't be in our lifetimes, but what the hell - do you really want your descendants getting slaughtered because of the actions of Bibi, or Bloomberg, Bronfman, or Zuckerberg, or others like him?

Alienate the creeps who are causing the problems (and that applies to EVERYBODY, not just Jews).

War is an ugly side of the human condition. It doesn't have to be this way, but changing the outcomes involves banishing the evil in human hearts, and it takes the collective efforts of everybody, not just a 'chosen few'.

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Tarzan Shillinlikeavillan Sun, 04/29/2018 - 07:12 Permalink

Jeff Sessions’ DOJ Slow-Walking Incriminating Evidence So Statute Of Limitations Expires

On 12 March 2018, James Clapper’s five year statute of limitations ran out.  Clapper, Director of National Intelligence from 2010 to 2017, testified during a March 2013 Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that the NSA was “not wittingly” collecting “any type of data at all” on millions of Americans which turned out to be very much untrue....

... In March of 2014, former CIA Director John Brennan also lied about spying on Senate Committee investigators regarding CIA torture when they unconstitutionally monitored the computers of committee staff members.

And in May of 2017, Brennan emphatically denied the Steele dossier factored into the intelligence community’s publicly released conclusion last year that Russia meddled in the 2016 election “to help Trump’s chances of victory.” Brennan also swore that he did not know who commissioned the anti-Trump research document (excerpt here), even though senior national security and counterintelligence officials at the DOJ and FBI knew the previous year that the dossier was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign.  No charges have been filed against him.

How about Eric Holders’ Fast and Furious gunwalking operation on the Mexican border?  He was in contempt of Congress and used “Executive privilege.”  Never charged, statutes have run out.  Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered by a cartel member in 2010 with a gun supplied by the U.S. government via the ATF......

.... Hillary Clinton is the big fish who needs to be indicted and charged but keeps evading any prosecution. The challenge for any investigations while she was in office is that the statute of limitations on most federal felonies is only five years, and she left office in early 2013. Time is up!

The crimes these traitors committed are being slow walked through a 5 year and 1 day "investigation".  Non of these people will go to jail as long as Sessions is in the DOJ, and he can run the clock out!

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Jack Oliver falconflight Sat, 04/28/2018 - 22:53 Permalink

I think he makes some good points - only criticism is that he posts what we ( the informed) already FUCKING know ! 

That ISRAEL is the head of the snake and should be , by ANY standards - obliterated ! 

Iran is quite capable of razzing Israel to the ground - within hours !! 

So - in a way - I hope the Zio/US trash the agreement and give Iran that excuse !! 

 

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techpriest BuddyEffed Sat, 04/28/2018 - 16:47 Permalink

With no subpoena power and no authority to penalize WTF is up with this waste of cash.

This is about the next election. They need to find, something, anything to get the theft/social conflict machine humming at full speed again. If they don't, the various identity groups in the USA might stop fighting, stop turning toward the state, and instead deal with their differences and form communities where people are in the company of people they want to be with.

No conflict = no shorts on a collapsing country = no "investment opportunities" in rebuilding = no easy money.

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Karl Marxist Croesus Sat, 04/28/2018 - 16:35 Permalink

A most intelligent, articulate and heartfelt post, the kind I wish more of here in the ZH space. The heartache the Jews have caused to humanity through the Crown is incalculable. The greatest continuous crimes against our species. How they loath us. How terrified are they of us. They had to destroy Hitler because he was on to them, their criminal bank system that twice strangled Germany into near obliteration.

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land_of_the_few JoeJitsu Sun, 04/29/2018 - 05:24 Permalink

The Bolshevik group including Stalin, used to make fun of the Mensheviks for being Jewish.

"Although Jews were active among both the Social Democratic Bolshevik and the Menshevik factions, Jews were more prominent among the Mensheviks. Stalin took note of the ethnic proportions represented on each side, as seen from a 1907 report on the Congress published in the Bakinsky rabochy (Baku Workman), which quoted a coarse joke about "a small pogrom" (погромчик) Stalin attributed to then-Bolshevik Grigory Aleksinsky:

Not less interesting is the composition of the congress from the standpoint of nationalities. Statistics showed that the majority of the Menshevik faction consists of Jews—and this of course without counting the Bundists—after which came Georgians and then Russians. On the other hand, the overwhelming majority of the Bolshevik faction consists of Russians, after which come Jews—not counting of course the Poles and Letts—and then Georgians, etc. For this reason one of the Bolsheviks observed in jest (it seems Comrade Aleksinsky) that the Mensheviks are a Jewish faction and the Bolsheviks a genuine Russian faction, so it would not be a bad idea for us Bolsheviks to arrange a small pogrom in the party."

If you read that carefully it states that the Bolshevik faction included specifically (non-Jewish) Poles, Latvians and Georgians.

Stalin himself was a Georgian from a poor Orthodox Christian family. He considered himself to be a Russified Asian.

One of his first actions was to organize workers to go on strike in a Rothschild-owned refinery storehouse in Batumi, Georgia.

 

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I Am Jack's Ma… Croesus Sat, 04/28/2018 - 17:39 Permalink

pretty sure the ‘committee to investigate russia’ is Max Boot 

 

https://investigaterussia.org/advisory-board

 

But plenty of goyims. 

 

That said, Jews are very highly over-represented in media criticism of both Trump and Putin.  Is that because of special hate they have for them both, or is it mainly because Jews are so heavily over-represented in an anti-nationalist, migrantist, and globalist corporate media?

 

or both?

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blindfaith strannick Sun, 04/29/2018 - 09:21 Permalink

I have stated that MANY times on ZH, but sometimes you can't convince the convinced, anymore than trying to talk common sense and reason to a Soros leftists.

Zionist have NO country but Israel.  It is orthodox.  Most Jews don't all see it that way at all, anymore than a Catholic sees the Vatican as their country above all others.

Zionist is to Israel as radicle Islam is to Mecca.

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Karl Marxist VWAndy Sat, 04/28/2018 - 16:54 Permalink

Speaking for myself, knowing what I've come to know thanks in part to the work of Dennis Wise, David Irving, Brendon O'Connell, Sibel Edmonds, Morechai Vanunu, Kay Griggs, Abel Danger and numerous others, the proper context must include "race," religion and proper history conveniently exorcised from virtually all memory through "education." Read Operation Talpiot. Listen to the early Max Keiser shows to understand the magnitude of the global criminal rackets of Goldman Sachs, HSBC and the Rothschilds. Look at the names of who heads them up as well as all heads of all mainstream media. Then tell me "race" and religion don't enter into this discussion.

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