According to the testimony of Bill Browder, who was investigated by Fusion GPS, the firm was working on behalf of the Russian government when they created the infamous Trump dossier.
Browder testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning.Â Sergei Magnitsky,Â who the Magnitsky Act involvingÂ Russian sanctions is named after, served as Browderâ€™s lawyer in the 2000sÂ beforeÂ he was jailed and killed for uncovering a massive fraud scheme against Browderâ€™s business.
During Browderâ€™s testimony, Sen. Lindsey Graham asked, â€œYou believe that Fusion GPS should of registered under FARA, because they were acting on the behalf of the Russians?â€
â€œThatâ€™s correct,â€ Browder said.
â€œSo, I just want to absorb that for a moment,â€ Graham responded. â€œThe group that did the dossier on President Trump hired this British spy, wound up getting it to the FBI. You believe they were working for the Russians?â€
â€œAnd in the Spring and Summer of 2016 they were receiving money indirectly from a senior Russian government official,â€ Browder confirmed.
The salacious dossier accused Trump of engaging in sexual activities in Moscow and claimed the Russian government was possibly blackmailing Trump with the information. The FBI was unable to confirm the details in the dossier.