Roger Stone claimed on Thursday that Paul Singer, a Never-Trump billionaire hedge fund manager, was the original funder of the Fusion GPS dossier.
Appearing on InfoWars, Stone asserted that “we can now reveal that hedge fund manager Paul Singer was the original financier of this Trump smear document.”
“Representatives for Singer, a major GOP donor, denied in 2014 that the billionaire had hired Fusion GPS, the company that produced the dossier, to investigate the Argentine government. However, Singer’s team refused to confirm or deny this year whether the hedge fund tycoon had worked on the Trump dossier,” InfoWars reported.
Further, Stone declared that Senator John McCain was the one who acted as a go-between for Singer’s team and the FBI.
“The Democrats want to talk about dirty tricks, this is the dirtiest trick that I have ever seen,” the king of “dirty tricks” declared.
The dossier was a creation of former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele outlining a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russian government through a series of wild accusations. While none of the claims have been proven, several have been debunked. For instance, the report claims that Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer, met in Prague with Russian officials who were involved in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee. This claim was immediately refuted when the attorney posted a photo of his passport asserting that he has never been to Prague.
After Trump secured the Republican nomination, the Clinton campaign took over funding the research contained within the dossier.
On Wednesday, when asked about the Democratic Party’s funding of the dossier, Trump asserted that they made up the entire Russia hoax as an excuse for losing the election.
“The whole Russia thing … this was the Democrats coming up with an excuse for losing the election,” Trump told reporters on Wednesday. “They lost it and they lost it very badly. And they didn’t know what to say, so they made up the whole Russia hoax.”