Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm behind the fake Russian dossier that was used to smear Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2016 election, also plied their trade on behalf of Planned Parenthood.
Following the release of undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress in 2015 that exposed Planned Parenthood for effectively profiting from selling the body parts of aborted babies, the nation’s largest abortion provider was left reeling.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 21, 2015
The solution was to attack the videos and the individuals behind them.
And that’s when Planned Parenthood hired Fusion GPS to “investigate” the damning videos, according to The Washington Times.
After conducting a “forensic analysis,” the private research company concluded that the Center for Medical Progress videos “do not present a complete or accurate record of the events they purport to depict.”
With a half billion dollars of federal funding potentially at risk, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards used these findings in an appeal to Congress. Every liberal media source in America linking to the Fusion GPS study to discredit the videos.
Never mind that Fusion GPS had “no forensic certifications,” as David Daleiden, one of the two video producers, explained in 2015.
In addition to the video being discredited, the state of California charged Daleiden and Sandra Merritt, the other producer, with 15 felony charges for undercover videos. All of the charges, save for one, would later be dropped — after all political value had been extracted from the indictments.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 30, 2017
Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, described the forensic analysis as a “fake report.”
“It is no surprise that Planned Parenthood hired Fusion GPS to create a fake report,” Staver said, according to The Times. “Fusion GPS is the same company hired by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to produce fake news.”