House committee receives Fusion GPS bank records

House committee receives Fusion GPS bank records
Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS, former WSJ reporter, speaks at UC Berkeley in 2009, after leaving to found SNS Global. (Image: Screen grab of FORA.tv video via dailymotion)

[Ed. – It’s not clear what we’ll find out from the House Intelligence Committee in the coming days, as the judge’s basis for denying Fusion’s injunction request was that House procedures were adequate to properly protect the company’s privacy.  Fusion is not under indictment, so they do have an expectation of privacy here.  The contents of their records should not be revealed to the public.  But the members of the House committee will find out which journalists and media companies they were paying in 2016.]

The bank for Fusion GPS gave the House Intelligence Committee dozens of the opposition research firm’s financial records on Friday, a federal judge said.

The exchange puts an end to a dramatic court fight over the Trump dossier firm’s bank records, which the House panel sought through a subpoena issued in October.

Judge Richard Leon on Thursday ruled against Fusion GPS which had asked for a temporary restraining order to prevent its bank, TD Bank, from complying with the committee’s subpoena.

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