American politics has become such a clown-show that we’re now reduced to devoting thousands of hours of manpower and millions of dollars into researching a document claiming that the President had Russian hookers pee on him inside a Moscow hotel room.
And, yes, that is a correct sentence down to the last damned letter and punctuation point.
The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about Donald Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.
Marc Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington, D.C., firm, to conduct the research. Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community.
Elias and his law firm, Seattle-based Perkins Coie, retained the firm in April 2016 on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Before that agreement, Fusion GPS’ research into Trump was funded by a still unknown Republican client during the GOP primary.
It was Ted Cruz – there’s really no other alternative suspect here.
Little Marco is a character too fascinated with foam parties with men to concern himself with thoughts of women, John Kasich was too busy grubbing for food handouts during the Primaries, Ben Carson could never find time between naps, and nobody else really had a chance to even rise if Trump fell.
I suppose Jeb Bush could have been involved, but I just find it hard to believe that he had the energy to keep such a project going after being REKT in the first few contests.
The Clinton campaign and the DNC, through the law firm, continued to fund Fusion GPS’ research through the end of October 2016, days before Election Day.
Fusion GPS gave Steele’s reports and other research documents to Elias, the people familiar with the matter said. It is unclear how or how much of that information was shared with the campaign and DNC, and who in those organizations was aware of the roles of Fusion GPS and Steele.
The dossier has become a lightning rod amid the investigations into the Trump campaign’s possible connections to Russia.
Considering that sanctions were never removed or even lessened, does there even need to be any further investigation?
Fusion GPS’ work researching Trump began during the Republican presidential primaries when the GOP donor paid for the firm to investigate.
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 Clinton campaign paid Perkins Coie $5.6 million in legal fees from June 2015 to December 2016, according to campaign-finance records, and the DNC paid the firm $3.6 million in “legal and compliance consulting’’ since Nov. 2015 — though it’s impossible to tell how much of that work was for other legal matters and how much of it related to Fusion GPS.
After the election, the FBI agreed to pay Steele to continue gathering intelligence, but the bureau pulled out of the arrangement after Steele was publicly identified.
So now we know that both Hillary Clinton, a huge percentage of the Democratic leadership, and James Comey authorized and funded this insane piece of libel, and yet all I’m seeing is the usual DC whining and condemnations that have fewer teeth than my seven-month-old son.
My guess, and I suppose it could always be wrong, is that nothing will happen to anyone involved.
Threats will be made, tweets will go viral, but the Congressional cucks will stand by and do nothing.
Even President Trump will likely stand aside.
But expect a condemnation of our White Lives Matter rally if it generates huge coverage nationwide.