The Christopher Steele dossier has been at the heart of the allegations that Trump colluded with Russia during the campaign.
Trump claims the dossier – as well as the allegations of collusion – are fake news.
But the truth is even worse than you think.
A bombshell report revealed that the dossier was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee.
The Washington Post reports:
“The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about President Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.
Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research.
After that, Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community, according to those people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Elias and his law firm, Perkins Coie, retained the company in April 2016 on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Before that agreement, Fusion GPS’s research into Trump was funded by an unknown Republican client during the GOP primary.
The Clinton campaign and the DNC, through the law firm, continued to fund Fusion GPS’s research through the end of October 2016, days before Election Day.”
The dossier – which formed the basis for the investigation into Russian collusion – was nothing more than a work of fiction commissioned by Donald Trump’s political opponents.
It was used to launch congressional investigations, ruin lives through millions of dollars in legal fees, turn families upside down due to resignations and possible charges and the dossier was nothing more than a political hit document put together by the Democrats.
It was – as Trump always declared – fake news.