After Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday unilaterally published the transcripts of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, media outlets struggled to piece together what all the fuss was about.

CNN has compiled what it knows in a piece here, but The Federalist’s Sean Davis picked up on a particularly interesting tidbit.

You see, part of the drama surrounding the famous Christopher Steele dossier, which BuzzFeed published in full last January, is that someone, presumably a Russian, was killed after the dossier was published. However, CNN is making it sound like the alleged victim is akin to Barack Obama’s “composite girlfriend.”

Here’s that bit from CNN:

“(Simpson) wants to be very careful to protect his sources,” Simpson attorney Joshua Levy said. “Somebody’s already been killed as a result of the publication of this dossier and no harm should come to anybody related to this honest work.”

During the closed-door session, Levy did not identify the person who was killed. Despite Levy’s clear assertion that someone had been killed, a source close to the testimony told CNN on Tuesday that the comment did not refer to any specific killing. Instead, the source said, it referred to the mysterious string of Russian deaths after the 2016 election.

At least nine high-profile Russians died in the nine months after the election, including top diplomats overseas, a former Russian intelligence official that had close ties to figures mentioned in the dossier, and a security officer in the Russian consulate in New York. Some of the Russians appeared to die from natural causes, while others were murdered.

None of the deaths have been definitively linked to the dossier by the authorities.

Sounds legit.


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