Republicans Uniting Over Reveal That Clintons and DNC Were Behind Russia Conspiracy

Saul Bowman
October 31, 2017

Marc Elias, a lawyer for the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign, hired the research firm in the spring of 2016.

He said on Twitter Sunday that the "facts are pouring out" about links to Russian Federation by his former presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton. The charges are sealed, and it's unclear who could be charged and for what.

'The Dems are using this awful (and bad for our country) Witch Hunt for evil politics, but the R's are now fighting back like never before, ' he continued. As part of his inquiry, Mueller is believed to be examining whether there was collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow, and whether the president obstructed justice when he fired Comey.

The Republican lawmakers said they want to know if the transaction was fully investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other agencies before a panel that oversees foreign investment in USA strategic assets approved it.

"There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton", Trump alleged, "and now the facts are pouring out".

Said J.D. Gordon, a former Pentagon spokesman and a Trump campaign national security adviser, "Considering what we've learned in recent days about the sources of Fusion GPS funding, I imagine that Hillary's campaign and the DNC will be investigated by the special counsel".

In closed-door meetings with congressional Russian Federation investigators in recent weeks, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz denied knowing who funded Fusion's opposition research, three sources familiar with the matter told CNN last week. Fusion had hired former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele to conduct the research. Clinton and others working on her campaign have said that they didn't know anything about the dossier until the 35-page document was posted online by BuzzFeed in January. The DNC paid the law firm more than $2.9 million for "legal and compliance consulting" and reported $66,500 for research consulting.

Republican Susan Collins of ME, a Senate Intelligence Committee member, said Clinton's campaign chairman and the former Democratic Party head need to explain what they knew about the dossier.

"They absolutely need to be recalled", Collins, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in an interview on CBS News' "Face the Nation".

CNN reported in January that senior U.S. intelligence officials briefed then-President Barack Obama and President-elect Trump about the dossier just weeks before Trump's inauguration.

When then-FBI Director James B. Comey explained to Congress last March the scope of his investigation into Donald Trump aides and Russian Federation, his words would also fit the Hillary Clinton campaign today.

House Republicans investigating Obama-era uranium deal.

Collins, who sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the committee is trying to determine whether there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.

Revelations about the funding of the research into Trump's business, which the House committee was hoping to reveal via subpoena, answered one of the biggest mysteries of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Democrats have argued that these investigations are meant to distract from the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. But the State Department has only one seat on the panel that approved the transaction, and the New York Times has reported that Clinton did not participate in the decision.

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