Ex-reporter blows lid off private spies with big targets — and their ties to media

(PatrioticPost.com)- Barry Meier, a former reporter from the New York Times and the author of the new book “Spooked: The Trump Dossier, Black Cube, and the Rise of Private Spies,” joined popular Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson recently to discuss some incredible revelations from her work.

During the interview, he described how corporate investigation firms have become increasingly powerful over the last few decades and are having an increasing impact on national politics and business.

Carlson asked Meier about the impact that investigation firms had on the Trump campaign and administrations, and in particular how Fusion GPS – the opposition research firm used by the Democrats when attempting to find dirt on candidate Donald Trump – became involved in the effort to smear the former president.

Meier said that his book is attempting to tell the story of an industry, and how these businesses that most people don’t know much about are impacting our lives.

He described how the private spying companies are often hired by lawyers, corporations, and litigants to dig up dirt on their opposition, with the express purpose of publicly embarrassing people.

Can you imagine making money from embarrassing people and destroying their lives? Because you disagree with them?

He said that over the past 10 years there has been a “boom” in the industry and the demand for these services. Meier added that the business model was built from covert private investigators from the mid-20th century – the kind that would stake people out and take photographs of them cheating on their husband or wife.

Touching on the Steele Dossier – the dossier compiled by a former British spy that contained misinformation about former President Trump – he explained how the effort was focused on digging up any business activities he had in Russia, or finding any loose connection Trump had to the country. He said that these investigations became “historically significant” and that, ultimately, it “changed the presidents, and therefore the country.”

You can read more of the interview here.

Why are we allowing these private investigation companies to run our lives?