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JUNE 2021

Secret Trump-Russia Investigation Continues With $50 Million From Group Of Mysterious “Wealthy Donors”

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

The House Intelligence Committee’s just-released report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election reveals in a footnote that an ongoing, private investigation into Trump-Russia claims is being funded with $50 million supplied by a group of 7-10 wealthy donors from California and New York.

This effort was originally revealed in February and reported on by The Federalistafter a series of leaked text messages between Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and lobbyist Adam Waldman suggested that Daniel J. Jones – an ex-FBI investigator and former Feinstein staffer, was intimately involved with ongoing efforts to retroactively validate a series of salacious and unverified memos published by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent, and Fusion GPS.

In short, Jones is working with Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele to continue their investigation into Donald Trump, using a $50 million war chest just revealed by the House Intel Committee report.

Secret Trump-Russia Investigation Continues With $50 Million From Group Of Mysterious "Wealthy Donors"

Daniel J. Jones

In a bizarre twist Waldman, the lobbyist, notably represents Kremlin-linked Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, head of Russian aluminum giant Rusal and who was the target of Trump‘s recent sanctions, as well as Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov. He met with Jones on March 16, 2017 according to the Daily Caller.

Secret Trump-Russia Investigation Continues With $50 Million From Group Of Mysterious "Wealthy Donors"

Jones, meanwhile, runs the Penn Quarter Group – a “research and investigative advisory” firm whose website was registered in April of 2016, days before Steele delivered his first in a series of Trump-Russia memos to Fusion GPS. Jones also began tweeting out articles suggesting illicit ties between the Trump campaign and Russia as early as 2017.

Steele’s work during the 2016 election culminated in the salacious and unverified 35-page “Steele dossier” used to obtain a FISA warrant against then-President Trump (which, as we reported on Friday, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper leaked the details to CNN‘s Jake Tapper prior to the seemingly coordinated publication by BuzzFeed).

The recently released House Intel Report notes that in March 2017, Jones told the FBI that he was working with Steele and Fusion GPS, with funding to the tune of $50 million.

“In late March 2017, Jones met with FBI regarding PQG, which he described as ‘exposing foreign influence in Western election,’” reads the House Intel report. “[Redacted] told FBI that PQG was being funded by 7 to 10 wealthy donors located primarily in New York and California, who provided approximately $50 million.”

“[Redacted] further stated that PQG had secured the services of Steele, his associate [redacted], and Fusion GPS to continue exposing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election,” reads the report, which adds that Jones “planned to share the information he obtained with policymakers…and with the press.”

As the Daily Caller‘s Chuck Ross notes, Jones “also offered to provide PQG’s entire holdings to the FBI” according to the report, citing a “FD-302” transcript of the interview he gave to the FBI.

Secret Trump-Russia Investigation Continues With $50 Million From Group Of Mysterious "Wealthy Donors"

Of note, during Congressional testimony last year when Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) asked Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, if he was still being paid for work related to the dossier, Simpson refused to answer. And while the dossier came under fire for “salacious and unverified” claims, a January 8 New York Times profile of Glenn Simpson confirmed that dossier-related work continues.

Secret Trump-Russia Investigation Continues With $50 Million From Group Of Mysterious "Wealthy Donors"

Sean Davis of The Federalist reported in February that Jones’ name was mentioned in a list of individuals from a January 25 Congressional letter from Senators Grassley and Graham to various Democratic party leaders who were likely involved in Fusion GPS’s 2016 efforts. The letter sought all communications between the Democrats and a list of 40 individuals or entities, of which Jones is one.

Secret Trump-Russia Investigation Continues With $50 Million From Group Of Mysterious "Wealthy Donors"

Some of those communications – at least according to the encrypted text messages between Warner and Waldman, (and leaked to Fox News), discuss efforts by Warner to secure a testimony from Steele.

“I spoke w Steele,” Waldman wrote on April 25, 2017. “He repeated the same position which is that he wants to be helpful but is fearful of the triumvirate of cost, time suck and reputation.”

“He asked me what your concern was about a letter first and I explained it but he would still like as a first protective step from you and [Sen. Richard] Burr asking him and his partner to assist w the investigation by answering questions,” Waldman added“He [Steele] said he will also speak w Dan Jones whom he says is talking to you.”

“I pointed out there is no privilege in that discussion although Dan [Jones] is a good guy and very trustworthy guy. I encouraged him again to engage with you for the sake of the truth and of vindication of the dossier,” he wrote.  –Adam Waldman to Mark Warner

Meanwhile, Federal disclosures required by the Foreign Agents Registration Act show that Waldman collected nearly $1.1 million from Deripaska in 2016 an2017. Some questions:

  • Why would Waldman, a Russian oligarch’s foreign agent, be the official cutout for both a U.S. senator and Christopher Steele?  
  • Why would he recommend Daniel Jones – a former top Feinstein aide who worked for the FBI – as a point of contact and an information broker?

And now Jones has a $50 million war chest – from a group of mysterious “7 to 10” donors – to continue the grande Trump-Russia witch hunt with Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS – coordinated in part by a guy (Waldman) who represents Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov. Seems somewhat collusive, no?

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jerry hamilton

America wonders why the whole world is laughing at them.


I don’t know. Maybe when the Republicans were trying to bring down Clinton with Whitewater, but since the whole world hates Trump they have bought into the ‘Russia did it’ myth hook line and sinker. So probably many are cheering at yet another attempt to get rid of the orange clown.

jerry hamilton

I don’t know when it started going wrong.
America was the most respected country on the planet. Did great things.
Somewhere along the way corruption took over.
Your 2016 election in Britain was almost hysterical. (Not the MSM.)
It was a total circus to us. The contenders……. The Orange Narcissist and a Career Criminal.
A bit like a choice between The Bubonic Plague and The Black Death.
Saying that, my government is a bloody disgrace.
We are a massive laughing stock.
The only decent leader on the whole planet is Putin and I still think he is the head of the Russian Mafia.
I can’t even imagine the world in which my grand kids will grow up.


I believe our descent in the eyes of the world when we allowed the media giants to show how horrible real war was every night at 600pm.
The world was also watching!

jerry hamilton

You never allowed it. You had no option.
I remember a few bits, I was very young then.
What a jewish victory that was.
Don’t blame the Bolsheviks in Russia, blame America.
Don’t blame the Bolsheviks in Russia, blame Hitler.
The sad thing is the very people who made Agent Orange are poising the world with GMO based Glysophate.
The Americans, just like the Brits are very ashamed of their government.
Trump can not make America great again. No one can.


BTW, no pic or real name , no reply.

klove and light

America the most respected country in the world? when was that?are you high on lsd crack and heroin all at once.U seriously are a moron, unbelievalbe bullshit.
When tell me…1776?1850?1900? well lets see what all happened from starters…opps they murdered the natice indians. opps they stole from mexico through wars..they bought louisiana from opps napoleon..they bought florida..opps they had slaves all over including their great man penis waschington.I´m sure africans and indians loved the usa.And i´m sure african americans were so happy and joyfull to wait till the 1970´s to VOTE.yeah great country.best is yet to come..1945-present day….hey were are bored so lets bomb the shit out of korea(99 % all buildings destoyed in korea war including biological warfare..ists boring again for the yanks…so lets bomb the shit out of vietnam..and while we are at it..lets bomb laos too and cambodscha.why..well we are americans and everybody loves us.hey its getting boring again…lets create havoc in south america…kill the elected..and put a psychopatic stooge in place…kill all the natives(opps we had that one before)..bolivia,el salvador,nicaragua,columbia,peru,argentina, what agreat country the us is.I´m sure the people of south america LOVE the usa.
Hey and while we are at it… lets help sell cocaine and heroin to our kids in the us…we could use the great profits for our black budjets.Iran-contra/panama noriega..and on and on..
wow…our miliray is bored again…lets invade the middle east…ofcourse for freedom and love.
lets free the people of iraq,libya,tunesia,egypt,syria, etc…
we will free them with our bombs..we will use chemical warfare as in iraq with the sexy depleted uranium ammunitin.Its so sexy..kids without arms or legs..or 2 eyes..or none…ohhh yes they love america for being freed with depleted uranium.
So heres my final question to you.
What is the name and number of your drug dealer? because he surely has the best stuff out there!!
ps. maybe u should refrain from taking drugs…makes your brain totally wishy washy….


They stopped taking polls in the US 5 years ago on support for the Afghan war because there in none. We put Trump in office and a year later America First has tire tracks all over it from being thrown underneath the Jew bus. Trump has attacked Syria twice and is threatening to attack Iran and N Korea. And has done nothing about getting out of Afghanistan.

jerry hamilton

You may not be the person I thought you were.


I don’t know what you’re referring to.

jerry hamilton

Your previous behaviour was antagonistic in nature. Definitely not helpful.


Antagonizing who and how, by telling the truth to people posting fallacies?

jerry hamilton

By being deliberately unhelpful to those with inadequate bandwidth.


How is pointing your false accusations against me being deliberately unhelpful?

jerry hamilton

I asked you to tell me what was wrong in the video and you refused to.
There are very few unhelpful people here.
You are just one of them.


You’re a bald face liar. I told you exactly what was wrong with the video and you then claimed that that you never even watched the video that you posted because your connection was bad.

jerry hamilton



You’re the truth hater. I told it, you didn’t want to hear it, made false allegations against me, and rejected it.

jerry hamilton

I was being polite. There are many good Americans on this forum.
Did you not get the memo? Being an obnoxious tw4t is not compulsory.


For $50 million they should be able to find those three peeing hookers, and get their extended families to take a public dump. As well as that they can get Russia ‘dopers’ to set world records in everything from shotput to cake icing – right on reality TV. Great ‘ennertainmment’ ahead..



Dissident X

It’s not really all that difficult to see the commonality behind the sedition; very difficult to believe, for a normal person, that they are unsatisfied with the control of the U.S.A. that they already exert.
But you must understand the extreme neuroses of this extremist cult of hatred and their obsessive-compulsive desire for utter control.
It is getting increasingly difficult to hide these trends from the admittedly zombified citizens of the U.S., even with their advanced perception management programs via their vast media/propaganda operations.
When the truth can no longer be hidden, their will be massive and wide-spread resentment!
There WILL be consequences!
Unfortunately, among the consequences will be most of the least culpable people… but that won’t be the first time. The real criminals use the pawns to satiate the vengeance against their criminal activities.
The day of reckoning is coming with their continued out-of-control activities, i.e. please cross-correlate with Pompeo in Saudi talking extreme hatred against Iran, calling for war.
These psychos are obsessed with destruction, at-all-costs! It doesn’t even superficially make sense for them, as the illegal occupation in Palestine will be wiped out, in very short order.
But one has to understand this collective as an international ‘virtual state’ which will stop at nothing, even gamble the entire planet for a couple more shekels.
When is humanity going to wake up and create defenses against this type of ideological collectives’ secret infiltrations into positions of power?
This international collective and their sick, sociopathic and genocidal activities, driven by their hatred-based ideology, is the greatest danger to life on the planet.


In a way this suggests the Democrat-Pentagon-War Party have no other viable anti-Trump options other than to keep banging on with the long discredited dodgy dossier and the unsubstantiated Russia-gate schema. It is very dogmatic of them – but what they can actually achieve by continuing with these publicly diminishing projects remains to be seen.

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