The news that the Clinton campaign and the DNC helped to fund the Steele Dossier adds a twist in that the research that Clinton helped to pay for may end up helping to bring down Trump.
The Washington Post reported:
Fusion GPS’s work researching Trump began during the Republican presidential primaries when the GOP donor paid for the firm to investigate the real estate tycoon’s background. Fusion GPS did not start off looking at Trump’s Russia ties, but quickly realized that those relationships were extensive, according to the people familiar with the matter. When the Republican donor stopped paying for the research, Elias, acting on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC, agreed to pay for the work to continue. The Democrats paid for research, including by Fusion GPS, because of concerns that little was known about Trump and his business interests, according to the people familiar with the matter.
At no point, these people said, did the Clinton campaign or the DNC direct Steele’s activities. They described him as a Fusion GPS subcontractor.
The fact that Steele wasn’t interfered with, or directed by electoral politics only adds to the credibility of the verified parts of his research. There are some sensational claims in the dossier that may never be verified, but parts of the information on Trump’s connections and business dealings with Russia have been verified by the FBI, which means that Hillary Clinton may get the last laugh on Trump after all. If the research that her campaign helped to fund helps to bring down Trump, it will be a sign to many of justice being served.
The dossier was funded by both Republicans and Democrats, and the fact that Trump has gone out of his way in an attempt to discredit it on numerous occasions suggests that somewhere beneath that smoke, there is a raging fire waiting to be found.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign helped to fund the dossier, and she may have a hand in writing the final chapter of the Trump presidency. The Steele dossier could be the silver bullet that puts down the wolf who should have never been president.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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