Hillary Campaign Funded Infamous ‘Pee Tape’ Dossier on Trump
In January, Buzzfeed released a dossier alleging that Russia was in possession of compromising information on Donald Trump. That information was, as we all know, a supposed tape of the real estate magnate urinating on Russian prostitutes.
Recently, however, it was revealed that Hillary and friends funded research that would eventually culminate in the dossier.
Per The Seattle Times:
The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about Donald Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.
Marc Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington, D.C., firm, to conduct the research. Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community
Elias and his law firm, Seattle-based Perkins Coie, retained the firm in April 2016 on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Before that agreement, Fusion GPS’ research into Trump was funded by a still unknown Republican client during the GOP primary.
While we may never know how much the Hillary campaign wasted on this, chances are it was in the millions:
The Clinton campaign paid Perkins Coie $5.6 million in legal fees from June 2015 to December 2016, according to campaign-finance records, and the DNC paid the firm $3.6 million in “legal and compliance consulting’’ since Nov. 2015 — though it’s impossible to tell how much of that work was for other legal matters and how much of it related to Fusion GPS.
This revelation comes shortly after the announcement that House Republicans are launching two new investigations: one into the Hillary email scandal and the other into the Clintons’ involvement in the 2010 Russian uranium deal.