On October 24th, The Washington Post released a groundbreaking story. After months of claiming that President Trump colluded with Russia to win the election, the Post revealed that the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton actually funded the dossier that supposedly held harmful information of the POTUS.
They reported that Marc E. Elias, a lawyer for the Clinton campaign and the DNC, conducted the research through Fusion GPS, a commercial research and strategic intelligence firm based in Washington. Elias and his firm hired Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to US intelligence. Steele, in turn, received his information from Russian sources.
“The dossier has become notorious amid the intensifying investigations into the alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia,” explained Robert Sheen. “Several Republicans congressional leaders have spent many months trying to discredit Fusion GPS and have tried to determine the identity of the Democrats who paid for the dossier. President Trump, too, has encouraged the Justice Department and FBI to release the names of those who paid for it.”
However, the DNC has denied involvement in the decision-making of Fusion GPS. The spokesperson for the Clinton campaign, Brian Fallon, says he’s not aware of hiring Christopher Steele.
“The first I learned of Christopher Steele or saw any dossier was after the election,” Fallon said, according to The Washington Post. “But if I had gotten handed it last fall, I would have had no problem passing it along and urging reporters to look into it. Opposition research happens on every campaign, and here you had probably the most shadowy guy ever running for president, and the FBI certainly has seen fit to look into it. I probably would have volunteered to go to Europe myself to try and verify if it would have helped get more of this out there before the election.”
On Wednesday, CNN reported President Trump’s comments on the dossier. He said it was a "very sad commentary on politics in this country."
On Sunday morning, President Trump again addresses the dossier, this time on Twitter.
Trump introduced the topic by pointing out the unity the breaking story has caused.
"Never seen such Republican ANGER & UNITY as I have concerning the lack of investigation on Clinton made Fake Dossier (now $12,000,000?),...."
The president also pointed to the other shady things that Clinton has done in recent years, including an Obama-era Uranium deal and her deleted emails.
"...the Uranium to Russia deal, the 33,000 plus deleted Emails, the Comey fix and so much more. Instead they look at phony Trump/Russia "collusion," which doesn't exist. The Dems are using this terrible (and bad for our country) Witch Hunt for evil politics, but the R's are now fighting back like never before. There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out. DO SOMETHING!"
President Trump is quite clearly calling for there to be an investigation into Hillary and her relationship with Russia. He believes its time to stop focusing on him and follow where the evidence leads.
In his final tweet, President Trump pointed out the timing of the Russia investigation. He seems to infer that it's meant to draw attention from the groundbreaking tax reform that Republicans are pushing through Congress.
Do you agree with President Trump? What do you think about the dossier? Let us know in the comments.
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