Three important facts about DNC funding of the Russian Dossier

From Washington Examiner

….Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. The California Republican has been pursuing the dossier more aggressively than anyone else, and it was his Oct. 4 subpoena for the bank records of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that handled the dossier, that finally shook loose the information….

Sometime in October 2016 — that is, at the height of the presidential campaign — Christopher Steele, the foreign agent hired by Fusion GPS to compile the Trump dossier, approached the FBI with information he had gleaned during the project. According to a February report in the Washington Post, Steele “reached an agreement with the FBI a few weeks before the election for the bureau to pay him to continue his work.”

It was an astonishing turn: the nation’s top federal law enforcement agency agreeing to fund an ongoing opposition research project being conducted by one of the candidates in the midst of a presidential election….

When the Post story broke Tuesday night, some journalists noted that Democrats involved in the story had been lying about their role. “When I tried to report this story, Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias pushed back vigorously, saying ‘You (or your sources) are wrong,'” tweeted the New York Times’ Ken Vogel. “Folks involved in funding this lied about it, and with sanctimony, for a year,” added the Times’ Maggie Haberman.

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old white guy

from what I have read to date, Mueller had better shut this dog and pony show down before he finds himself in front of a jury.


Why does this even matter? The dossier was never used during the election. The FBI involvement I would argue is actually worse for Trump as it lends validity to the dossier. The Dems and the Clinton campaign didn’t do anything that isn’t done all the time in opposition research. Who cares if they lied about it? As Donald trump has proved lying to the American people isn’t against the law.

Arran Gold

Kevin, I must tip my hat to the degree of rationalization you bring to that comment. Saying that we should ignore all this because “The dossier was never used during the election” is like saying, Harvey Weinstein never got anybody pregnant so we should forget all his sexual assaults. After Trump Jr. met with the Russians some of the headlines were as follows:

Kaine: Trump Jr. may have committed treason
Donald Trump Jr. Meeting Russian Attorney Is Treason, Bush-Era Ethics Lawyer Says
Could Trump Jr., Kushner, or Manafort Be Charged Under the Espionage Act?

Now that we find out that Dems did it, the story is that it is “done all the time in opposition research”. As for the statement that FBI “lends validity to the dossier” about golden showers, let me paraphrase the Dear Leader, “if you like your facts, you can keep them”.

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