UPDATED 7:58 AM PT — Monday, November 25, 2019
Controversial political consulting firm Fusion GPS has rejected criticism of the Steele dossier by former White House aide Fiona Hill. In an interview Sunday, Fusion GPS co-founders Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch defended the anti-Trump dossier by saying Christopher Steele is more proficient in Russian affairs than Hill. Simpson and Fritsch rejected Hill’s assessment of the dossier as a “rabbit hole.”
On Christopher Steele’s credibility: Fusion GPS co-founder Peter Fritsch calls Steele one of the most capable and knowledgeable experts on Russia today. #IfItsSunday
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) November 25, 2019
Last week, Hill claimed that Steele may have been played by the Russians to fabricate the document, but the Fusion GPS co-founders insist the dossier is credible.
“She is not a disinformation specialist and so she is a Russia specialist in general, she is entitled to her opinion,” said Simpson. “I know she knows Chris and has worked with him for a long time, so I am not sure that that is very well understood in that one remark.”
The Steele dossier claimed President Trump may have been compromised by Russian intelligence, but those claims were later debunked.