They were never on your side. But neocons’ claims of belonging in the right wing of the political world are tenuous at best. The neocon led Washington Free Beacon publication had been funding Fusion GPS’s opposition research into Donald Trump before it was apparent that he would win the GOP primary. At The American Conservative, Paul Gottfried wonders why the Free Beacon and other neoconservatives haven’t come under more scrutiny for their actions. He writes (abridged):
A brouhaha erupted this week over the creation of a highly questionable and lurid dossier on Donald Trump. That document is of the utmost importance—it may have been cited to authorize wiretaps of Trump Tower—but the controversy over it has unfolded without the true affiliations of some key players being named. We’re not talking about the Democratic National Committee, the Hillary Clinton campaign or their lawyers—all of whom are reportedly behind hiring the opposition research firm that delivered the dossier. This is about the Washington Free Beacon, the neoconservative news site that’s admitted to retaining Fusion GPS before the Democrats did….
Kristol( Bill )and another neoconservative, Michael Goldfarb, were co-founders of the Beacon; the site’s major funder, Paul Singer, gives generously to neoconservative causes, and the present editor-in-chief Matthew Continetti is married to Kristol’s daughter Ann Elizabeth.
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