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More bombshells are to come.
The confirmation this week that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid an opposition-research firm for a “dossier” on Donald Trump is bombshell news.
Didn't read the article at the OP, did you?
So who funded that dossier?
The hypocricy of the dems-jaw dropping. Russia, Russia, Russia, treason, traitor-oh it is just opposition research when it was Hilalry that pays the Russians.
At the very, very, least, the Dems co-paid for the Dossier. If there is another payee, it was Trump's GOPe foes.
Wasn't your team SCREAMING for indictments, felonies, collusion, etc. when Trump Jr. received emails and had a meeting with a "Russian" lawyer for possible oppo research?Why is doing oppo research NOW not a big deal?
I'll ask again. So what? Please tell me a candidate that didn't pay for oppo research?
I'm sure he did. However:1. He didn't pay a foreign spy1b. Who in turn used Democrat Money to pay Russian Spies2. He didn't hide the transaction and indeed tell the media the Campaign had nothing to do with it. (Per Haberman and others)3. He didn't have the oppo research Spy paid AGAIN by the FBI with tax dollars (this is a neglected part of the story)4. He didn't see the FBI get a FISA warrant with help from the Obama DOJ using the Oppo Research by a Foreign Spy as an excuse..5. Resulting in a Patriot Wiretap of a the Political Campaign OppositionUnprecedented. We cannot normalize using foreign spies to allow a Political Party to justify Patriot act spying against their opponents.
The Russian lawyer was seemingly a representative of the Russian Government.2. There was no evidence of a payment. It appeared to be a quid pro quo with Trump agreeing to do favors in the future for this information.3. The information that the Russian lawyer was set to provide was likely obtained by the Russian Government illegally.4. Paying for oppo research is exceedingly normal. Doing quid pro quo with foreign governments to obtain oppo research is not normal and is likely illegal.
3. He didn't have the oppo research Spy paid AGAIN by the FBI with tax dollars (this is a neglected part of the story)
House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes has issued a subpoena to David Kramer, a former State Department official who, in late November 2016, traveled to London to receive a briefing and a copy of the Trump dossier from its author, former British spy Christopher Steele. Kramer then returned to the U.S. to give the document to Sen. John McCain.Kramer is a senior fellow at the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University.McCain later took a copy of the dossier to the FBI's then-director, James Comey. But the FBI already had the document; Steele himself gave the dossier to the bureau in installments, reportedly beginning in early July 2016.McCain, recovering in Arizona from treatments for cancer, has long refused to detail his actions regarding the dossier. For his part, Kramer was interviewed by the House Intelligence Committee on Dec. 19. The new subpoena stems from statements Kramer made in that interview.
There's a strong possibility the FBI paid Steele for the Dossier, so he got paid twice, once by the Hillary Camp's Law Firm and again by the FBI under Obama's DOJ.
Washington (CNN)Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the author of the opposition research dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia was acting on his own volition when he went to the FBI because he was concerned that a presidential candidate was being blackmailed, according to the 312-page transcript of his testimony.Simpson told the committee in closed-door testimony in August -- which was released publicly on Tuesday -- that he did not know how the FBI would react when ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier, went to the bureau in July 2016."Chris said he was very concerned about whether this represented a national security threat and said he wanted to -- he said he thought we were obligated to tell someone in government, in our government about this information," Simpson said. "He thought from his perspective there was an issue -- a security issue about whether a presidential candidate was being blackmailed."Bank turns over disputed Fusion GPS records to CongressTo date, no evidence has emerged that Trump was blackmailed.Simpson also testified that Steele told him the FBI had similar intelligence from "an internal Trump campaign source" and that the FBI "believed Chris' information might be credible because they had other intelligence that indicated the same thing and one of those pieces of intelligence was a human source from inside the Trump organization."A source close to Fusion GPS clarified that Simpson's mention of an internal Trump campaign source actually refers to the Australian ambassador who contacted the FBI to pass on information that he received from then-Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos.The New York Times reported last month that Papadopoulos told the Australian ambassador in May 2016 about the Russians' dirt on Hillary Clinton over drinks in London.