By Erick Erickson
Fusion GPS, a Democrat group with ties to Russia, seems to have commissioned Steele to dig dirt on Trump with participation by the DNC and Clinton. Then the FBI agreed to pay Steele.
So both the DNC campaign apparatus and the Democratic leader, Barack Obama via his FBI, tried to dig up dirt on Trump.
And let us remember it was BuzzFeed, a left leaning organization, that released the dossier publicly. Pretty obvious where they got it now.
This should all be kept in mind as the Democrats continue to claim Russia stole the election and that Donald Trump has all sorts of nefarious ties to Russia. Many of those claims, now, appear to really have been generated in an incestuous relationship of sore losers.
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.