The House Intelligence Committee last week subpoenaed the political research firm called Fusion GPS who was behind the controversial, unverified dossier alleging ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The dossier was compiled by former MI6 officer Christopher Steele and suggests that Russia interfered in the election to help elect President Trump.
President Trump has steadfastly denied the allegations included in the dossier and said it is a politically motivated effort to discredit him.
Fox News reported that two officials from Fusion GPS took the Fifth Amendment in front of the House Intelligence Committee prompting The President to Tweet out a question.
“Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th. Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?” Trump asked on Twitter.
.The tweet from the president comes after Fox News reported that two officials from Fusion GPS, the political research firm behind the dossier, took the Fifth Amendment in front of the House Intelligence Committee.
The House Intelligence Committee last week subpoenaed the political research firm. The dossier was compiled by former MI6 officer Christopher Steele.
“We cannot in good conscience do anything but advise our clients to stand on their constitutional privileges, the attorney work product doctrine and contractual obligations,” Fusion GPS’s counsel, Josh Levy, wrote in a letter to the committee obtained by Business Insider earlier this week.
The attorney said the subpoenas violated “the First Amendment rights” of the firm’s three founders, adding that they would prevent future candidates “from conducting confidential opposition research in an election.”
“Should you compel any of our three clients to appear at the scheduled deposition, they will invoke their constitutional privileges not to testify,” Levy said. “Since that will be the case, we ask that the Committee excuse them from appearing.”