Feinstein Former Staffer Middleman Between Soros And Steele
“In late March 2017, Jones met with FBI regarding PQG [Penn Quarter Group], which he described as ‘exposing foreign influence in Western elections.’” Jones told FBI that PQG “was being funded by 7 to 10 wealthy donors located primarily in New York and California, who provided approximately $50 million.”
He also mentioned they “had secured the services of Steele, his associate [redacted—likely Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson], and Fusion GPS to continue exposing Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.”
The Federalist separately reported that Jones founded PQG in the spring of 2016, shortly after abandoning his work for Feinstein.
A recent Washington Post article confirms “at least some of the money received by Jones’ PQG did come from Soros through an intermediary.” Soros spokesman Michael Vachon, “disclosed to Washington Post reporter David Ignatius, that Soros had made a grant to the Democracy Integrity Project which, in turn, used Fusion GPS as a contractor.”
The Post article didn’t name Jones but described him as “an associate of Fusion.” They also don’t mention that Jones works for the Democracy Integrity Project. A text Jones sent to Deripaska’s attorney clears the confusion. “Dan Jones here from the Democracy Integrity Project. Chris wanted us to connect.”
With $50 million in the pot they were poised to do some major damage. Reports suggest that Fusion GPS was paid just over $1 million for their work “producing and pushing the Steele Dossier in 2016.”
That is backed up by publicly released bank records that confirm, “Fusion GPS was paid $1.02 million in a series of seven payments from Perkins Coie beginning on May 24, 2016, with the final payment made on Dec. 28, 2016.”