The truth is finally coming out about the sources of funds that paid for the dossier on President Trump.
The Washington Post broke the story that the DNC and the Clinton campaign paid the opposition research firm Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on President Trump.
The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about President Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.
Marc E. 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, according to those people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The truth finally came out after the Clinton lawyer involved in the matter denied it for a year.
The Daily Mail reports:
A Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer who launched what would become known as the anti-Trump ‘dirty dossier’ denied involvement in the project for a year as reporters pressed him for information.
Marc Elias brokered a deal between the Clinton camp, the Democratic National Committee and opposition research firm Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on the president while he was running for office.
But a pair of New York Times reporters said Tuesday night on Twitter that Elias and others involved had lied about their ties to the arrangement.
The Daily Mail added, “The dossier circulated in Washington last year and was turned over to the FBI for its review. It contends that Russia was engaged in a long-standing effort to aid Trump and had amassed compromising information about the Republican.”
The information in the dossier raised the claim of close ties between President Trump and Russia ignited the interest of government investigators to look for collusion between the president and the foreign government.
The current Special Counsel investigation by Robert Mueller into possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign associates and Russia is at least partially tied to the dossier funded by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC.