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December 14, 2018

Hey, I Wonder if This Explains Why Weekly Standard Staffers Began Claiming All Critics of George Soros Were Suddenly Antisemites

Fusion GPS, once again.

MEET THE BOARD OF THE FUSION GPS-LINKED GROUP INVESTIGATING TRUMP

By Chuck Ross


A mysterious nonprofit group backed in part by George Soros and linked to Fusion GPS has investigated President Donald Trump and possible Russian interference.

The Democracy Integrity Project has largely remained a mystery, but The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned new details about the group's board of directors.
One board member is an attorney who has worked closely with Fusion GPS in the past. The lawyer, Adam Kaufmann, has worked for Derwick Associates, a Venezuelan power company accused of bribery and money laundering.

Days after Donald Trump's inauguration, a nonprofit organization opened up shop in Washington, D.C., to continue a private investigation into the president's possible ties to Russia.

Only a few details of the group, the Democracy Integrity Project, have trickled out over the nearly two years since its founding.

The organization's founder, a former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer named Daniel J. Jones, hired opposition research firm Fusion GPS and dossier author Christopher Steele as part of the initiative, he told the FBI in March 2017. And it has been revealed that billionaire financier George Soros has given at least $1 million to the group and is considering giving more.

But The Daily Caller News Foundation has obtained Democracy Integrity Project's articles of incorporation showing that a white collar defense attorney who has worked with Fusion GPS in the past and a former State Department official were also on the group's board of directors.

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The former chief investigator at the Manhattan district attorney's office, Kaufmann has worked in the past with Fusion GPS on behalf Derwick Associates, a Venezuelan power company reportedly under investigation for bribery and money laundering.

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Neither Kaufmann nor Jones responded to multiple requests for comment.

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Jones, who also operates a consulting firm called Penn Quarter Group, told the FBI that he hired Fusion GPS and Steele with the goal of "exposing foreign influence in Western elections."

He claimed he had received $50 million in funding from a consortium of between seven and 10 wealthy philanthropists.

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Waldman told TheDCNF that Jones told him in a meeting in March 2017 that he was working with Fusion GPS. He also claimed to have received funding from Soros.

The Soros funding was confirmed by The New York Times in a report on Oct. 31. A spokesman for the billionaire told the newspaper that he had given $1 million to Jones’ group and was considering donating more.

Fact: The Weekly Standard previously wrote negative stories about George Soros.

Then, suddenly, it became antisemitic to say that someone who isn't even actually Jewish funds the left and FusionGPs.

Gee I wonder if that had anything to do with, you know, all the fucking money.


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