The web of scandals is drawing tightly around the Hillary Clinton campaign. The Russian dossier is the key to many of the actions that have taken place. That dossier has been used as an instrument to discredit Donald Trump. It has been used by the FBI to begin probes into a possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.
It has probably been the basis for the FISA Court to allowed the surveillance of Donald Trump and his staff. It was used to get a Special Counsel appointed to investigate the Russian question. And it all points back to a dossier commissioned by the Hillary Clinton campaign. This just curiuoser and curiouser.
As Written By Andrew C. McCarthy for National Review:
As Rich noted last night, we have learned finally, courtesy of the Washington Post, that Fusion GPS, the research firm that produced the notorious “Trump Dossier,” was funded by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Of course, the Clinton campaign and the DNC always want layers of deniability and obfuscation – and let’s note that it has served them well – so they hire lawyers to do the icky stuff rather than doing it directly. Then, when the you-know-what hits the fan, outfits like Fusion GPS try to claim that they can’t share critical information with investigators because of (among other things) attorney-client confidentiality concerns.
Here, the Clinton campaign and the DNC retained the law firm of Perkins Coie; in turn, one of its partners, Marc E. Elias, retained Fusion GPS. We don’t know how much Fusion GPS was paid, but the Clinton campaign and the DNC paid $9.1 million to Perkins Coie during the 2016 campaign (i.e., between mid-2015 and late 2016).
A friend draws my attention to an intriguing coincidence.
In its capacity as attorney for the DNC, Perkins Coie – through another of its ……
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