The co-founder of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS told the House Intelligence Committee this past November that “people were arrested or died mysteriously” after the existence of the now-infamous “Trump-Russia dossier” was made public.

However, Glenn Simpson did not say whether those affected actually contributed information to the unverified dossier, which was compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele and which BuzzFeed published in January of last year.

“I do believe there was a bit of an old-fashioned purge,” Simpson told the committee, before adding, ” to my knowledge, it wasn’t anyone that helped us. I think it was more likely people who were taking the opportunity to settle scores or were falsely accused … and/or were sources of the U.S. Intelligence Community, not us.”

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