Well, well, well. Just last week, Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal observed the following:
“The Washington narrative is focused on special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. But the ferocious pushback and unseemly tactics from Democrats suggest they are growing worried. Maybe the real story is that Democrats worked with an opposition-research firm that has some alarming ties to Russia and potentially facilitated a disinformation campaign during a presidential election.”
And now, according to a report from the Washing Post on Tuesday, she observed correctly, as it appears Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) DID help fund research firm Fusion GPS’s work to compile the “Russian dossier,” which is widely believed to have led the FBI to investigate the Trump campaign and several Trump associates.
Per the Post:
“Mark Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research.
After that, Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community …
Before that agreement, Fusion GPS’s research into Trump was funded by a still unknown Republican client during the GOP primary.
The Clinton campaign and the DNC, through the law firm, continued to fund Fusion GPS’s research through the end of October 2016, days before Election Day.”
Prior to now, Fusion GPS has refused to cooperate with congressional panels investigating Russian attempts to intervene in the election. However, with this news regarding the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee’s involvement in foul-pay for nothing more than a wild goose chase up to this point, one can’t help but wonder if the research firm will now change its tune.