Researchers Tied to Trump Dossier Decline to Testify in Russia Probe

Fusion GPS partners invoke Fifth Amendment to House Intelligence Committee

Two partners at a research firm that compiled a dossier of unverified and unflattering allegations about President Donald Trump invoked their constitutional right not to give testimony before a congressional committee on Wednesday.

Peter Fritsch and Thomas Catan, partners at the firm Fusion GPS, were subpoenaed to appear behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee.

The men declined to answer any of the committee’s questions, citing their Fifth Amendment constitutional protection against self-incrimination

..  He noted that the firm’s founder Glenn Simpson gave 10 hours of testimony to a Senate committee in August.

.. Messrs. Simpson, Fritsch and Catan are all former Wall Street Journal reporters.