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Law Firm That Funded Sleazy Trump Dossier Has Ties To Obama

A ton of new information has been coming to light on the so-called ‘Trump dossier’ that made headlines earlier this year. It contained all sorts of salacious and unverified claims that portrayed President Donald Trump in an absolutely horrible light.

The report was so toxic that even mainstream media outlets wouldn’t touch it with a ten-foot pole when it was being touted and pushed for publication. Outside of a few notable exceptions, the claims never saw the light of day.

However, that doesn’t mean that the dossier simply went away. It still made the rounds in political circles, and there were a ton of questions swirling around as to who had funded it to begin with. Those questions were met with passionate denials when they were posed to the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign, but something fascinating happened last week.

Those denials were proven to be untrue. That’s led to some more digging, and even more fascinating information has now come to light.

As the Independent Journal Review shares, the law firm through which payments for the dossier were funneled, Perkins Cole, also has some ties to former President Barack Obama. Organizing for Action, Obama’s official campaign arm in 2016, paid a whopping $800,000 to the firm in the year 2016 alone.

According to FEC records, the payments are all classified as ‘legal services.’

As part of the new information on the dossier, it’s been revealed that firm attorney Marc Elias funneled payments to Fusion GPS on behalf of the DNC and the Clinton campaign. Elias has also previously served as counsel for both OFA and the DNC. These little tidbits have not escaped the attention of the current commander-in-chief.

“Report out that Obama Campaign paid $972,000 to Fusion GPS. The firm also got $12,400,000 (really?) from DNC. Nobody knows who OK'd!” the president shared on social media.

No matter how you slice it, it sounds like there’s quite a tangled web surrounding the whole dossier matter. That web has been made all the more complex by the fact that there have been such stringent denials in the past.

While the outright denials have stopped, no one is stepping up to the plate to claim responsibility for authorizing payment to Fusion GPS. In essence, it’s being treated as if a number of high-level officials with the DNC and the Clinton campaign had no idea that millions of dollars were being thrown at Fusion GPS.

That’s tough to take at face value, as we’re talking about a ton of money for a highly-sensitive issue. How is it possible that the folks at the top of the food chain didn’t know it was even going on?

It’s one of the more absurd assertions we’ve come across during the time that the phrase ‘Trump dossier’ has been part of the lexicon, and that’s saying something. It sounds like there’s a whole lot more to see here, and we’ll patiently wait and see what the money trail ultimately turns up.

Source: Independent Journal Review
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