According to The Daily Mail, The BBC named Jeb Bush, a Trump nemesis in the 2016 Republican primary, as having enlisted the services of Washington-based political research firm FusionGPS to look into Trump’s business dealings.
FusionGPS later hired ex-MI6 spy Christopher Steele to dig further into Trump’s connections with Russia. “He (Steele) was compiling this report on behalf of initially Trump’s opponent Jeb Bush,” the BBC said on Wednesday.
Bush’s spokesman, Kristy Campbell, categorically denied any involvement between Bush and Steele. “It is absolutely not true that Governor Bush had any knowledge or involvement with this gentleman and his allegations” Campbell told Reuters. “It’s nothing we’ve ever seen before.”
However, Bush’s camp have not specifically ruled out any contact with FusionGPS.