Daniel Jones, a former staffer with Senator Dianne Feinstein, owns the company that hired Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS, that provided the false data. Jones planned to share it with policymakers, the press, and the FBI. The Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee funded the dossier. George Soros was also linked as a donor in the scheme. The dossier was used improperly by the FBI in seeking a federal court order for surveillance of Americans during the campaign.
A group of wealthy donors from New York and California have forked out $50 million to fund a Russia investigation being conducted by Christopher Steele, Fusion GPS and a former Senate staffer for Dianne Feinstein.