Daniel J. Jones
Daniel J. Jones is a former senior staffer to Sen. Dianne Feinstein on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Jones heads the Penn Quarter Group (PQG). PQG is funded by 7-10 Democratic donors from New York and Silicon Valley who donated $50 million. Jones also founded the Democracy Integrity Project. Jones used both groups to continue pushing the Trump-Russia narrative. PQG hired Christopher Steele and FusionGPS after Donald Trump's was elected to continue opposition research.
Jones is linked to lobbyist Adam Waldman for Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska who was offering Democrat Sen. Mark Warner access to former British spy and Clinton-Steele dossier author Christopher Steele. Warner was controlling efforts inside the legislative branch that impeded and undermined the executive; and Dan Jones was controlling efforts outside government to weaponize media and attack the executive.
Essentially, in 2017 Dan Jones, through his Penn Quarter Group, took over funding for Fusion-GPS and Glenn Simpson and kept paying Christopher Steele. The payments to these entities and Steele always looked more like a pay-off to keep their mouths shut. Jones was essentially the bag-man for continued Trump-Russia operations outside government.
Collusion with Jake Sullivan
- See also: Trump-Russia collusion hoax
Paul Sperry of Realclearinvestigations reported Biden regime National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan figures prominently in an investigation by Special Counsel John Durham into an alleged 2016 Hillary Clinton campaign scheme to use both the FBI and CIA to smear Donald Trump as a colluder with Russia. Sullivan spearheaded what was known inside her campaign as a “confidential project” to link Trump to the Kremlin through dubious email-server records provided to the agencies. A grand jury indicated in its indictment that several people were involved in the alleged conspiracy to mislead the FBI and trigger an investigation of Donald Trump. The Clinton campaign project involved compiling a "digital dossier” on several Trump campaign officials – including Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, and Carter Page. This effort exploited highly sensitive, nonpublic Internet data related to their personal email communications and web-browsing, known as Internet Protocol, or IP, addresses. To mine the data, the Clinton campaign enlisted a team of Beltway computer contractors as well as university researchers with security clearance who often collaborate with the FBI and the intelligence community. They worked from a five-page campaign document called the "Trump Associates List."
The indictment states that attorney for the Clinton, Michael Sussmann, as well as the cyber experts, "coordinated with representatives and agents of the Clinton campaign with regard to the data and written materials that Sussmann gave to the FBI and the media." One of those campaign agents was Jake Sullivan, according to emails Durham obtained. On September 15, 2016 Marc Elias, Sussman's partner at the law firm of Perkins Coie, "exchanged emails with the Clinton campaign’s foreign policy adviser concerning the Russian bank allegations," as well as with other top campaign officials, the indictment states.
On February 10, 2017, Sullivan met with Daniel Jones, John Podesta, and two FusionGPS operatives to hatch the post-election plan to resurrect rumors Trump was a tool of the Kremlin. RealClearInvestigations reported the group discussed raising money to finance a multimillion-dollar opposition research project headed by Jones to target the new president. In effect, Jones’ operation would replace the Clinton campaign’s operation, continuing the effort to undermine Trump. The goal was to compel agents to continue investigating the false rumors in the wake of the election, thereby keeping Trump's presidency under an ethical cloud.
On March 28, 2017, Jones met with the FBI to pass on supposedly fresh leads he and the cyber researchers had learned about the Alfa Bank server and Trump, and the FBI looked into the new leads after having closed its investigation a month earlier. That same month, FBI Director James Comey publicly announced the bureau was investigating possible “coordination" between Moscow and the newly sworn-in president's campaign. Despite the renewed push by Jones, the FBI debunked the tip of a nefarious Russian back channel. Agents learned the email server in question wasn’t even controlled by the Trump Organization. The supposed “secret server" was housed in Lititz, Pennsylvania and not Trump Tower in New York City, and it was operated by a marketing firm based in Florida called Cendyn that routinely blasts out emails promoting multiple hotel chains. The third-party server sent spam to Alfa Bank employees who used Trump hotels. Alfa had maintained a New York office since 2001. “The FBI’s investigation revealed that the email server at issue was not owned or operated by the Trump Organization but, rather, had been administrated by a mass-marketing email company that sent advertisements for Trump hotels and hundreds of other clients,” Durham wrote in his indictment. Nonetheless, Jones and Sullivan kept promoting the canard as true. "It wasn’t true," Special Counsel Robert Mueller confirmed in 2019 testimony.
With help from Sullivan and Podesta in 2017, Jones launched a nonprofit group called The Democracy Integrity Project, which raised some $7 million mainly from Silicon Valley tech executives. TDIP hired computer researchers, as well as FusionGPS opposition researchers and Christopher Steele, the foreign author of the now-discredited Steele dossier, to “prove” the rumors in the dossier. As they sought new dirt on Trump, they fed their information to fake news media outlets, leading Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee, namely Sens. Mark Warner and Ron Wyden, and the FBI.
As Realclearinvestigations first reported, Jones emailed a daily news bulletin known as "TDIP Research" to prominent Beltway journalists to keep the Trump-Russia “collusion” rumor-mill going, including the debunked rumor about the "secret server." John Durham subpoenaed Jones to testify before his grand jury hearing the case, along with computer experts and researchers recruited by Michael Sussmann for the Clinton campaign project.