Is Obama Connected To The Russia Dossier?

Bombshells were dropped last week—and I’m not talking about the Washington Free Beacon’s somewhat wholly unrelated relationship with the research firm that was behind the unverified Trump dossier. That effort was solely focused on the GOP field in 2016—and all information was from public sources. Russia was not a topic of concern or inquiry. Also, any information Fusion GPS gave to the Free Beacon did not turn up on the dossier. That document was compiled by a former British intelligence operative using Kremlin officials and bankrolled by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Marc Elias, the lawyer for the Clinton campaign at the time, who was also retained by the DNC, set up the arrangement. The Democrats solely funded the dossier effort. So, was President Obama involved in this rather intricate web that has now ensnared the Democrats and Hillary Clinton?

Ryan Fournier, chairman of Students For Trump, tweeted “Who wants to bet that President Obama knew about the Clinton-DNC funded dossier on President Trump?” And The Federalist’s Sean Davis was there to catch this pop fly. It turns out that Obama’s campaign organization pumped almost a million dollars into Perkins Coie, the law firm where Elias is a partner, since April of 2016. The same law firm that got Fusion GPS to work for Clinton and the Democrats regarding getting the goods on Donald Trump using a former MI6 operative.

April of 2016 was around the time when Hillary and the DNC hired Fusion GPS to dig into Trump—and Organizing for Action (OFA), Obama’s campaign arm, gave Fusion GPS $800,000 that year alone. The payments were labeled “legal services.” Elias was also a lawyer for OFA. Davis has more on this connection, but the Obama White House’s campaign arm doling out big bucks to the law firm that sanctioned the dossier makes for some good questions [emphasis mine]:

Former president Barack Obama’s official campaign organization has directed nearly a million dollars to the same law firm that funneled money to Fusion GPS, the firm behind the infamous Steele dossier. Since April of 2016, Obama For America (OFA) has paid over $972,000 to Perkins Coie, records filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) show.

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