By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
(Worthy News) – Court documents show a group funded by U.S. billionaire and philanthropist George Soros and other donors met agents of America’s top law enforcement agency to investigate discredited allegations that Russia helped secure the election victory of President Donald J. Trump.
They offered agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation assistance to work with one of their controversial sources in Christopher Steele’s case, court testimony says.
Former FBI analyst Daniel Jones’ testimony, released in a D.C. Superior Court civil case, recounts how he formed The Democracy Integrity Project in early 2017.
He raised money for it and continued a private investigation into alleged Russian and other interference in the 2016 election.
Jones admitted in his testimony that he worked with some of the critical figures tied to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign and its now-discredited Russia collusion allegations.
These Clinton-linked persons included recently indicted former campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann and investigative researcher Glenn Simpson.
But in one of his biggest revelations, Sussmann said he hired the author of the now-infamous and discredited Steele dossier to assist his work.
He also “felt obligated” to alert the FBI when he met with Russia collusion investigators in March 2017. “I proactively reached out to the FBI,” Jones testified.
“The purpose of that meeting was to alert the FBI, a place that I had worked with and who I had maintained contacts with who are still there.” He stressed he regarded it crucial for the FBI to know that the Soros-backed Democracy Integrity Project as an organization existed. That had to know that “We were collecting information on foreign government interference in elections and that we had the information on foreign government interference in elections.”
He also told the FBI that he “had engaged the services of Christopher Steele for the Democracy Integrity Project and alerting them to that, given the public nature of what had transpired from the Bureau on this.”
The revelations were expected to boost Trump’s argument that he had been undermined by what he views as the “deep state” working within the federal government to undermine his presidency.
Official results showed Trump lost the 2020 presidential elections, but he maintains they weren’t fair. He has not ruled out seeking re-election in 2024.
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