Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
October 26th, 2017
It was revealed that Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president broke election rules when her campaign and party operatives paid for research used in a hoax anti-Trump dossier in an attempt to smear then-candidate Donald Trump.
President Trump said the revelation was “a disgrace,” and the head of the House investigative committee said he wants to know whether the FBI relied on the hoax dossier in its counterintelligence work.
“It’s very sad what they’ve done with this fake dossier,” Mr. Trump said to the media at the White House. “The Democrats always denied it. Hillary Clinton always denied it. I think it’s a disgrace. It’s a very sad commentary on politics in this country.”
The Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, and the nonpartisan election watchdog said those payments broke the law reports the Washington Times.
“The DNC and Hillary for America reported dozens of payments totaling millions of dollars to the law firm Perkins Coie with the purpose described as ‘Legal Services’ or ‘Legal and Compliance Consulting,’ when in reality, at least some of those payments were earmarked for the firm Fusion GPS, with the purpose of conducting opposition research on Donald Trump,” the Campaign Legal Center said in the complaint.
“By failing to file accurate reports, the DNC and Hillary for America undermined the vital public information role that reporting is intended to serve.”
CNN contributor Brian Fallon, former Clinton campaign spokesman, said it would likely be a small group of campaign confidants that would be aware of the election-tampering activities.
“I’m sure that there was a small group of folks that were aware of the nature of the decision to hire Fusion back in the spring of 2016, but it was kept, for reasons that I can understand, to a very select group, given the sensitive nature of who they hired: a former MI-6 agent,” Mr. Fallon told the network Wednesday.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida was leading the DNC at the time.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said his main concern is learning whether the FBI used the dossier information as the basis for launching a counterintelligence information.
“I think the FBI is very interested in preserving its reputation, and frankly I am too. I want them to be well-regarded,” Mr. Gowdy told Fox News. “But they can make mistakes like everyone else, and if they relied upon an unsourced, unvetted document to launch a really important investigation and used it in court filings, then I think our country is big enough to handle that truth. But they need to share that truth.”
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