Fusion GPS was paid to create a dossier of allegations against Donald Trump. One of the supporters was Obama’s campaign organization, who paid almost a million dollars to smear Trump.
The law firm that received the money from Obama’s campaign organization, Perkins Coie, forwarded it directly to Fusion GPS, the firm behind the unsubstantiated Steele dossier.
Both Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) paid Fusion GPS in April 2016 to find dirt on then-candidate Donald Trump. Federal records show that Hillary Clinton’s official campaign organization, Hillary For America, paid just under $5.1 million to Perkins Coie in 2016. The DNC paid nearly $5.4 million to the law firm in 2016.
Former British spy Christopher Steele was hired by Fusion GPS to collect information in a dossier. None of the information in the dossier has been verified by any organization or individual.
During the time that Hillary’s campaign, the DNC and Obama’s campaign organization were funneling money to Fusion GPS, a spouse of an important member of that organization was working directly under Obama in the West Wing.
Shailagh Murray, a former Washington Post reporter-turned-political operative, was serving as a top communications adviser to Obama, according to the Washington Post.
The fact that the dossier was funded by Democrats can’t be understated. Steele admitted in court filings that he had gotten most of his information from numerous media outlets in September of 2016. BuzzFeed published the dossier in it’s entirety on January 10.
According to CNN, it was only then that former FBI Director James Comey briefed Trump on the allegations within the dossier.
After learning of the law firms involvement in directly funneling money to Fusion GPS, the Campaign Legal Center, a non-partisan campaign finance watchdog, filed a complaint with the FEC. The Legal Center alleged that the secret funding of Fusion GPS violated federal campaign disclosure laws.
Fusion GPS is also being hit with a defamation suit in federal court brought forth by three Russian businessmen who claim to have been libeled in the Steele dossier. Fusion GPS has not responded in court to those allegations yet.