By Daveda Gruber:
Boom the truth is finally surfacing. Guess who helped fund the controversial anti-Trump dossier last year? Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee!
It has lawmakers and the media asking a lot of questions about how the shady document was used by the highest levels of U.S. law enforcement. It is of concern why the Democrats “lied” about its origins.
In the middle of a court case that threatened to reveal the dossier’s funding, information surfaced overnight that political consulting firm ‘Fusion GPS’ was retained last year by Marc E. Elias, an attorney representing the DNC and the Clinton campaign. Then they hired former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele to write the now- notorious dossier.
The Clinton campaign and DNC funded the firm through the end of October 2016 and the FBI arranged to pay Steele to proceed with intelligence gathering on Donald Trump and Russia after Trump’s election. The deal was thrown out after the former intelligence officer was identified in news reports.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said on Wednesday that his biggest questions concern to what extent the FBI relied on that document to launch its Russia probe.
Gowdy said, “My focus has always been whether or not the Department of Justice and the FBI relied upon an unsourced CI document to launch a counterintelligence investigation. I want to know whether the nation’s premier law enforcement agency relied on a document that looks like the National Enquirer prepared it. … And if they relied upon an unsourced, un-vetted document to launch a really important investigation … then I think our country is big enough to handle that truth.”
He made note of that representatives with Fusion GPS pleaded the Fifth when they appeared on Capitol Hill last week.
He also said, “Usually people plead the Fifth when they think the answer’s going to get them in trouble.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said at a Washington, D.C., event on Wednesday that the FBI has been “stonewalling” Congress’ request for documents. He was expressing annoyance about learning this information through the media.
Ryan said, “The FBI needs to comply with the documents request that Congress has on their desk right now and they need to do it immediately.”
I guess many people will be in trouble. Good, I’ve waited long enough.