The testiony that Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson gave last summer before the Senate Judiciary Committee was just made public. Was inside it is more horrifying than we could imagine.
As The Daily Caller reported, the testimony shows that the infamous anti-Trump dossier resulted in the death of at least one person – this is according to Fusion GPS lawyer Joshua Levy during the testimony before the committee.
According to a transcript from the testimony, the lawyer instructed Simpson to avoid discussing sources for the dossier, because an unknown person had already lost their life over it. This is what Levy told Jason Foster, an investigator for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley:
“It is a voluntary interview and he wants to be very careful to protect his sources. A life has already been lost as a result of the publication of this dossier. No harm should come to anyone related to this honest work.”
Foster had asked the Fusion GPS co-founder about the steps he took to assess the credibility of sources used in the dossier. It is unclear whether the lawyer was referring to someone being actually murdered, or about rumors in the media that have popped up since the publication.
According to some members of the media, ex-KGB chief Oleg Erovkinin was killed because he was one of the sources for the dossier. Erovkinin had been chief of staff for Igor Sechin who happens to be a close ally of Vladimir Putin’s and the president of Russian oil giant Rosneft.
Sechin has been accused of communicating directly with Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in the dossier – as part of a collusion conspiracy – and Page has denied ever even meeting him.
The dossier was published by BuzzFeed News at the beginning of last year, and Erovkinin was found dead on Dec. 26, 2016. However, there is much speculation about Russia caughting wind of the dossier before it was even published.