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Fusion GPS Pulls Lawsuit to Block Dossier Funding Source

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Republican billionaire Paul Singer (John Minchill/AP)

By    |   Monday, 30 October 2017 04:07 PM

Fusion GPS reportedly ended its lawsuit Monday to stop its bank from releasing records to House investigators that would have shown who paid for 2016 the research in a controversial dossier on President Donald Trump.

LawNewz reported an order of dismissal, issued in a federal court in Washington, D.C., revealed both sides reached a confidential agreement.

The issue, however, is moot; Matthew Gehringer, general counsel for the law firm Perkins Coie, said last Thursday the firm hired Fusion GPS on behalf of the campaign of Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee — after The Washington Post first reported the link.

LawNewz reported Gehringer, in his letter, claimed it was Fusion GPS that approached Perkins Coie about doing opposition research on Trump. Fusion GPS  said they previously did this work for "one or more other clients during the Republican primary contest."

The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative news outlet funded by Republican billionaire Paul Singer, announced last Friday it had initially funded research into Trump as well as other GOP candidates.

After getting hired by the Democrats, Fusion reportedly recruited former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, who put together a salacious dossier on Trump.  

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LawNewz reported an order of dismissal, issued in a federal court in Washington, D.C., revealed Fusion GPS and its bank reached a confidential agreement on not release records that would have shown who paid for controversial dossier on President Donald Trump.
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