It looks like Fusion GPS is going to be in a whole heap of trouble from their fake Russian dossier they passed off as genuine last year.
A Russian tech executive waged a lawsuit against BuzzFeed for defamation for publishing the fake anti-Trump dossier and his attorneys have have officially subpoenaed Fusion GPS.
Hoo-boy! this is going to get good!
The Daily Caller reports:
Attorneys for Aleksej Gubarev, the CEO of Webzilla and XBT Holdings, disclosed in a court filing on Friday that they have subpoenaed the Washington, D.C.-based Fusion GPS as part of the suit against BuzzFeed.
The opposition research firm was also subpoenaed last month by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is interested in Fusion’s involvement in the dossier. The firm, which was working for a political ally of Hillary Clinton’s, hired former British spy Christopher Steele to investigate Donald Trump’s activities in Russia.
The Judiciary Committee retracted its subpoena after Fusion founder Glenn Simpson agreed to a closed-door interview later this month.
Gubarev is suing BuzzFeed because he and his companies are identified in the last of 17 memos that make up the dossier, which the website published on Jan. 10.
In a Dec. 13 memo, the last of 17 memos that make up the dossier, Steele wrote that Gubarev used malware and computer viruses to hack into Democrats’ emails during the presidential campaign.
Gubarev has vehemently denied the allegations. He is suing BuzzFeed in federal court in Florida and Steele in London.
As part of the discovery process in both lawsuits, Gubarev’s attorneys hope to find out where Steele obtained the information that the tech entrepreneur was involved in hacking.
Fusion GPS may also be able to provide similar information, says Evan Fray-Witzer, a lawyer for Gubarev.
Fray-Witzer tells The Daily Caller that the legal team is looking for documents that explain how and why the dossier included allegations against Gubarev and his companies.
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