Report: Conservative Website First Funded Anti-Trump Effort That Led to Russia Dossier

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The Washington Free Beacon, a website financed by conservative hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer, said Friday that it initially hired the opposition-research firm to produce what has since become the unsubstantiated “Russian dossier” on President Donald Trump during last year’s election.

Matthew Continetti, the Free Beacon’s editor-in-chief, told readers in an editor’s note that executives “approached” the House Intelligence Committee on Friday and “offered to answer what questions we can in their ongoing probe of Fusion GPS and the [Christopher] Steele dossier.”

Continetti wrote the editor’s note after The Washington Examiner first reported that the Free Beacon had contracted Fusion.

“During the 2016 election cycle, we retained Fusion GPS to provide research on multiple candidates in the Republican presidential primary, just as we retained other firms to assist in our research into Hillary Clinton,” Continetti said.

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