Could hardly believe my eyes when I read Fusion GPS’ reply to Congress’ Intelligence Committee’s subpoena for its bank records. Fusion GPS is taking doublespeak to unparalled heights. Let me give some examples:
Compliance with the subpoena poses an existential threat to Plaintiff’s business because disclosure of every single one of its banking transactions, for over two years, will destroy Plaintiff’s relationships with many of its clients, contractors, and vendors. In short, compliance with this subpoena will not only harm Plaintiff’s business, it has a high likelihood of ruining it.
When a bunch of thugs, sent by a Venezuelan criminal organization and in collusion with Fusion GPS, come all the way to London to: 1) conduct illegal surveillance on my family; 2) break into my apartment, steal my laptops, and leave threats of sexual abuse against my innocent children, can those threats be described as “existential”?
When an online defamation campaign orchestrated with the help of Fusion GPS is launched, depicting me as a peodophile; a drug trafficker; a thief; an AIDS-spreading homosexual; an extortionist; and a terrorist, damages my reputation beyond repair, does that “destroy” or “harm” my “relationships with” potential “clients, contractors, and vendors”?
When parties interested in my work, exposing the most corrupt regime in the Americas, refuse to engage publicly with me due to impossible-to-demonstrate smears spread with Fusion GPS’ assistance, is subsequent “ruin” a “likelihood”?
The breadth of the subpoena will cause harm to the businesses of Fusion’s clients and contractors and also subject those clients and contractors to harassment, fear of cyberattacks and hacking attempts, and, in some instances, danger to their physical safety.
When Venezuelan intelligence police raids apartments of people believed to be collaborating with me, does that constitute “harassment”?
When my websites, which 1) are published almost exclusively in English, and 2) deal almost exclusively with large scale corruption, are censored in Venezuela by official telecoms watchdog, and are subjected to repeated “cyberattacks and hacking attempts”, doesn’t that “harm” my business?
When exposed criminal enterprises send explicit threats of rape and sexual abuse against children, is that done with a view to safeguard “their physical safety”?
Fusion GPS is gaming the system, that’s its standard operating mode. Joshua Levy is but another exhibit of what American lawyers are prepared to say, and do, to earn a fee. No one should be fooled into thinking that only New York Times reporters were lied to either by Fusion GPS or their associates. When Manhattan District Attorney’s Office former Chief of the Investigation Division Adam Kaufmann, another lawyer associated with Fusion GPS criminal activities, told the Wall Street Journal in August 2014 about his Venezuelan client ”We are a transparent company and have nothing to hide”, how can their arguments be taken seriously?
When Simpson, Fritsch and Catan make money out of destroying other people’s lives, what do they expect in return? Ruin is the only thing accesory to criminals Fusion GPS deserves. America, the “shinning city on a hill” upon which the “eyes of all people” are, is perhaps the only country with sufficient wherewithal to bring some kind of justice to this issue. Fusion GPS’ clients and contractors, in Venezuela, Russia, Britain and elsewhere, have nothing to fear from authorities in those countries. No one is about to imperil Putin’s “physical safety”. No one will do anything to Hillary Clinton. Fusion GPS’ victims though, like myself; Fusion GPS’ clients’ victims, like Sergei Magnitsky, or Alexander Litvinenko, or millions of Venezuelans, are at their mercy. That needs to stop.