Two of the co-founders of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the infamous Trump dossier, invoked their Fifth Amendment rights during a meeting with the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter told The Daily Caller.
As a reminder, Fusion was working for an ally of Hillary Clinton's last June when the firm hired Steele to investigate Donald Trump's personal and business activities in Russia. The result is a 35-page document full of salacious and uncorroborated allegations about Trump and his campaign associates. The dossier has been cited by the FBI as part of its investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives.
Congressional Republicans have questioned the FBI's decision to rely on the dossier given that its most sensational allegations have not been proved. They are also interested in who hired Fusion.
And now, during a meeting with the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Thomas Catan (left) and Peter Fritsch (right), the two Fusion GPS partners, reportedly plead the Fifth "to every question asked of them," the source says.