Well, the secret is out: The Hillary Clinton campaign, along with the Democratic National Committee, funded the unverified Trump dossier. Clinton and DNC lawyer Marc Elias hired research firm Fusion GPS, who then retained the services of former MI6 operative Christopher Steele to gather information on Trump from sources within the Kremlin. Former Clinton spokesperson Brian Fallon took to social media when the news was revealed last week, noting that he would have helped Steele gather information and held a James Comey-style press conference, like the one the ex-FBI director held during the Hillary email probe, to unveil its contents.
Many have noted that paying money to hire a firm that uses an ex-spy to gather information on one’s political opponent from foreign sources is textbook collusion. Also, last week, Fallon, putting on his campaign spokesperson hat tried to say that the hiring of Fusion GPS by the Clinton campaign was different from Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting in June of 2016 with members supposedly speaking on behalf of the Russian government.
“In July, to our colleague Anderson Cooper, you said, ‘There’s a difference between going out and hiring opposition firms that work in the United States of America and going on and soliciting information from a foreign national,’” she said. Harlow pointed out that Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier, “was a foreign national.”
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