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The Washington Free Beacon on Friday informed the House Intelligence Committee of the fact that it is funded largely by anti-Trump Jewish billionaire Paul Singer.

Singer, the Free Beacon's largest funder, hired Fusion GPS to investigate US President Donald Trump during his presidential campaign in what is known in politics as "opposition research.".

Fusion GPS put together the now infamous dossier during the 2016 campaign, which fueled speculation of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. The report claims the Kremlin possessed serious and ‘compromising’ information on Trump that occurred during a stay in Moscow.

According to Washington Free Beacon Editor-in-Chief Matthew Continetti, the site did not pay Fusion GPS for any part of the dossier. According to The New York Times, the contract between Fusion GPS and the Free Beacon ran from October 2015 to until last May

In a statement, Continetti said, "During the 2016 election cycle we retained Fusion GPS to provide research on multiple candidates in the Republican presidential primary, just as we retained other firms to assist in our research into Hillary Clinton."

"The Free Beacon had no knowledge of or connection to the Steele dossier, did not pay for the dossier, and never had contact with, knowledge of, or provided payment for any work performed by Christopher Steele." Steele, a British spy, is claimed to be the source of information, most of it uncorroborated, about Trump's involvement with Russia.

"The Washington Free Beacon has issued a statement asserting that it had no involvement with Christopher Steele or the dossier he compiled from Russian sources. The Beacon has agreed to cooperate with the House Intelligence Committee to help the Committee verify this assertion," House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence spokesman Jack Langer told Breitbart News.

Reports later revealed that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee continued funding Fusion’s work.