BREAKING | Clinton Paid For Russian Made Smear Dossier On Trump Used To Justify Wiretaps
The Clinton campaign colluded with Russia to produce a smear dossier that was used by the Obama Administration to just wiretapping the Trump campaign.
Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee reportedly hired the firm that assembled the infamous dossier that included salacious allegations about now-President Trump.
A lawyer who represented the campaign retained the Washington research firm Fusion GPS, which then hired a former British intelligence officer to dig up the unconfirmed dirt on Trump, according to The Washington Post.
The firm Fusion GPS had originally been funded by a still unknown GOP consultant firm during the combative 2016 GOP primary.
Clinton lawyer Marc E. Elias retained the firm in April 2016 and continued to fund the work until just days before the presidential election, according to the WaPo.
According to WaPo, the Clinton campaign and DNC paid Fusion through the end of Oct. 2016, just before the election. It is not entirely clear how much Fusion was paid for the project, but Federal Election Commission records show that the Clinton campaign paid Perkins Coie a total of $5.6 million between June 2015 and Dec. 2016. The DNC has paid the firm $3.6 million since Nov. 2015.