Experts at Fusion GPS, a private security firm, say they can tell you more about a Fusion GPS target than the FBI does.
A Fusion GPS employee told Fusion GPS employees what he knew about a target’s political and economic ties.
“It would be the FBI who would ask that question, not Fusion GPS,” the employee said.
“The FBI wouldn’t say, ‘You know this guy was in the news recently?'”
The FBI said it has not publicly commented on the Fusion GPS insider claims.
The insider told Fusion that his firm would work on behalf of a targeted foreign government.
Fusion GPS declined to comment.
“I don’t think the FBI would want to know that, or that they’re on the side of the wrong guy, I don’t,” the Fusion employee said, noting that Fusion was not aware of any specific intelligence he had provided to the FBI.
The employee said he didn’t have any evidence that the FBI was involved in a specific case, though he did say he did have information that led to the arrests of two members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
The intelligence provided to Fusion by the Fusion insider was corroborated by several other people, including the FBI’s own sources.
Fusion is a private intelligence firm that specializes in gathering information about foreign governments and their interests.
The information Fusion gathers, in this case, includes information on political candidates, foreign governments, and their financial dealings, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke to Newsweek on the condition of anonymity.
The person said the FBI had no information about Fusion, or any other Fusion-affiliated firm, during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“Fusion was working with a foreign intelligence service, not the U.S. government, and the FBI wouldn`t know about it,” the person said.
A source familiar with a criminal investigation into Fusion told Newsweek that the company’s internal investigation revealed that the Fusion source knew the target of the criminal probe was a Russian oligarch, but had not given the FBI the information about him.
The source said that Fusion did not share this information with the FBI, and that the agency would not have known about the insider’s information.
“This is a criminal inquiry and we know this, but we don’t share it with the feds,” the source said.
The FBI declined to respond to Newsweek’s questions about the Fusion Insider claims.
Fusion has also worked with the U,S.
Treasury Department to track a suspected Russian asset through an online portal.
A former employee of Fusion, who spoke on condition of confidentiality, said that the firm had used the Treasury Department as a conduit to conduct a cross-border investigation.
The Treasury Department declined to confirm that the person had worked at Fusion, saying the matter is ongoing.
“There is no allegation at this time of any improper activity at Fusion and the individuals involved have cooperated fully with law enforcement,” a spokesman said in a statement.
Fusion also had ties to the Senate Intelligence Committee, according the person familiar.
Fusion hired an FBI source who was not directly involved in the investigation, the source told Newsweek.
“That’s why we had to work with the Senate intelligence committee to make sure we didn’t do anything that was improper,” the former employee said of Fusion.
“But we worked with them to get a very solid lead, and it worked out.
And then it was time to tell the American people about it.”
Fusion also has ties to George Papadopoulos, the former campaign foreign policy adviser who was arrested last week and charged with lying to the F.B.I. He was indicted on Oct. 3 and charged last week with lying about his contacts with Russians.
Papadopolous told the FBI he was a private citizen, not a government agent.
Papathopoulos also told the Feds that he had no knowledge of any of the emails he claimed to have received from WikiLeaks, though his lawyer told Newsweek the former Trump campaign foreign campaign adviser had “never been contacted by the Russians.”
“He was working on behalf, not for, the Russian government, so he was not in that position to be a target,” the attorney said.
Papasopoulos told the bureau that he was the target, not WikiLeaks, but that he did not know it was true.
“He said that he never communicated with WikiLeaks, that he wasn’t an agent of the Russian Government, and he wasn`t,” the lawyer said.
In an email, Papadapoulou said he had not received the emails from WikiLeaks and was not part of the investigation.
“So that means that this guy has no involvement whatsoever with WikiLeaks,” the email said.
Fusion and Papasoulopoulos did not respond to a request for comment.
A separate employee of the firm told Newsweek in May that Fusion’s security services were not authorized to contact the Fs.
They did not have access to the emails that Papasolopoulous claimed he had received, the employee added.
The former employee also told Newsweek he did talk to Fusion