I believe that once we get enough distance between ourselves and the current political climate, we’re going to want to laugh at some of this nonsense.
Sure, that could take decades, but we have to remember that we are literally discussing the possibility that the President of the United States participated in “purposeful incontinence” with Russian prostitutes, and that this unsanitary act may exist on videotape.
If that’s not the most bizarre political narrative I’ve ever heard, I’m not sure what is.
The entire story comes to us from a strange and mysterious document known as the Steele Dossier. Origins of the dossier are a bit murky, and change depending on who you ask. That’s why Glenn Simpson, co-founder of the company that created the dossier, was asked nicely by Congress last week to come talk about it. When Simpson declined, Congress made him an offer he can’t refuse…under penalty of law.
The House Judiciary Committee on Friday issued a subpoena to Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that commissioned the Steele dossier on the Trump campaign.
Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the Judiciary panel’s chairman, announced the subpoena on Twitter.
As part of our joint investigation into decisions made by DOJ in 2016, today I subpoenaed Glenn Simpson to appear for a deposition.
— Bob Goodlatte (@RepGoodlatte) September 28, 2018
Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, will likely face questions over his involvement in the dossier, which was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign. His hiring of Nellie Ohr, the wife of Justice Department official Nellie Ohr, is also a likely topic of discussion.
Simpson had previously declined a request to be interviewed by Congress, making the subpoena the most effective maneuver in order to gain his testimony on the unnerving subject.