[Ed. – Fusion will immediately appeal, so this isn’t over yet. But if judges up the chain agree with Leon, Fusion will have to turn the records over at some point.]
A federal judge denied a request by Fusion GPS, the Democrat consultant company at the heart of the faked “Trump dossier” controversy, to quash a subpoena for its bank records forcing the firm to hand over the records central to the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election.
U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said the political research group’s case to prevent the committee from gaining access to the records failed to convince him that a restraining order and preliminary injunction should be issued, Fox News reported. …
“While the opposition research Fusion conducted on behalf of its clients may have been political in nature,” Leon added, “Fusion’s commercial relationship with those clients was not, and thus that relationship does not provide Fusion with some special First Amendment protection from subpoenas … the First Amendment is not a secrecy pact!”