And again you speak of it as no big deal which would be of great curiosity to me, but because it benefited your candidate, I understand. Corruption in ones own party never bothers the true partisan.
Do you live in a cave ?
To begin with, thus far there is no evidence that any Republican was involved in any way with creating this dossier. Those who say so are intentionally conflating an apple with an orange. Even the left-wing Washington Post admits as much in the story that broke the news of the Clinton/DNC hiring of Fusion GPS:
Clinton cash is coming to reality $145. million dollars one half of a million dollar speaking fees !
Although her lackeys in the media are trying to tell us that “opposition research” is the usual-usual for presidential campaigns, the Clinton campaign paying Fusion GPS millions of dollars to fabricate dirt against Trump, is nothing even close to standard operating procedure. If it was, the Clinton campaign would not have spent a full year lying to everyone about their role in producing what is now widely known as The Discredited Anti-Trump Russian Dossier.
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. The New York Times, The Washington Post, Yahoo! News, The New Yorker and CNN. Steele met once more — and again at Fusion GPS’s instruction — with The Times, The Post, and Yahoo! News. Fusion GPS took part in all of those meetings, Steele’s lawyers say. “In each of those cases the briefing was conducted verbally in person,” the document reads. In October, Fusion GPS instructed Steele to brief a journalist from Mother Jones. The interview, which was conducted through Skype, was likely with reporter David Corn.http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/26/nolte-hillary-clinton-colluded-with-russians-to-rig-election-against-trump/
In October 2016 Hillary challenged president Trump to say UNCONDITIONALLY he would accept the election results , a gotcha Hillary question , the election is over president Trump wins and Hillary has a very tough time accepting the results 35,000 excuses From Russia , Comey , to Bernie Sanders supporters being all misogynists.
James Comey decides to re-open the Hillary email investigation weeks before the election because the FBI found Hillary’s classified emails the ones with the big C on them on a laptop of a PREVERT , the ones she said were NOT destroyed . And the dems all called for Comey’s head , fire him , how could he , blah ,blah ,blah . Then President Trump fires Comey then the Democrats are all in an uproar singing the Comey praises .
Now the dems want the whole Russian thing to go away quietly oh the irony !!! quack ,quack ,quack …
The PRESIDENT HIMSELF has stated such and repeatedly said that he knows who it was!!
No republican funded the Steele dossier and YOU know it !!! Those Hillary lies are contagious .
Of course its a big deal… it was a big deal in 2014 and 2012 and 2000 and in 1960. The difference is that prior to 1991 they were called communists and supported exclusively by the left and after 1991 they were coddled by the left and given the financial keys to the city because they were no longer communists and if we just ‘engage’ with them, the world will be a happy, happy place… We have fallen into that same trap with China and one day we are going to have to deal with both of them but make no mistake, the left have never backed away from the socialist path… and neither have the fascist left either…
The president has stated that he thinks he know which republican started the opposition research but they dropped out long before Steele and crew were hired to dig up dirt… Dirt I might add that has high level Russian fingerprints all over it… now if about collusion and the DNC used it to start a deliberate smear campaign… I would say Don Jr.'s meeting where their was no quid pro quo, was a nothingburger and if the FBI helped finance this information coming from Russian officials… not once-was lawyers but actual Russian government officials… Trump ain’t the dirty one and what ever Republican left the key in the ignition did not fill it with gas as Clinton and the DNC drove it into seedy neighborhoods…
Stevie John f-ing knows that , what else does he have but more liberal BS deflection !
It’s a great excuse for their failed candidate.
Recommendation, they should make better choices.
SAID IT ON FOX NEWS NO LESS!!!
President Trump said he believes he knows the identity of the Republican client who had already been funding Fusion GPS, the Washington opposition research firm behind the so-called “Trump dossier,” before Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund the research effort.
“I think I know,” Trump said during an interview with Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs that aired Wednesday evening. He didn’t reveal the identity of the individual.
One - I stand corrected. Fusion GPS was hired originally for this ‘opposition research’ That was done by a mystery republican source. What had not happened prior to this funding ending was the hiring of Steele and the path he took the dossiers down.
Two - I just came across this article. It may have already become widespread in the states; I don’t know. The Free Beacon is a go to for me because they do seem to tell it like it is… Now that I read that they are the source of the initial funding… I’m not necessarily surprised. If this is true then the opposition donor is a news outlet.
At this point it looks like Free Beacon was the first to fund Fusion GPS research . "Free Beacon was based on public sources, and none of the work product that the Free Beacon received appears in the Steele dossier."
This is a from Free Beacon .
Why would true journalists PAY for information rather than using whatever so-called skills they possess ? But the bigger question is why did the Obama FBI PAY $ 50,000 to fund this dossier using TAXPAYER money ??? Why did the Obama FBI make a utterly FALSE salacious dossier part of an Intel briefing and then LEAK it to the press ??? Are we to believe greedy f-ing Hillary didn’t know they spent in excess of $ 9,200,000 in campaign funds ??? So do we really think Meuller can investigate the whole Russian collusion when he was part of the gang and at the very least KNEW what was happening the whole time ??? Did Comey trick everyone into having Meuller look into the Russian collusion because he knew Meuller would NOT expose him and the Obama crew ??? Will the FBI informant , that Lynch and Holder threaten with jail time if he talks , meet an untimely death ??? And if you place a GAG order on an FBI informant doesn’t that prove you knew all the juicy details of the illegal scheme ???
During the 2016 election cycle the Free Beacon retained Fusion GPS to provide research on multiple candidates in the Republican presidential primary, just as we retained other firms to assist in our research into Hillary Clinton. All of the work that Fusion GPS provided to the Free Beacon was based on public sources, and none of the work product that the Free Beacon received appears in the Steele dossier. The Free Beacon had no knowledge of or connection to the Steele dossier, did not pay for the dossier, and never had contact with, knowledge of, or provided payment for any work performed by Christopher Steele .
Opposition research is common practice. A republican billionaire funds Free Beacon. It’s no shock that there was people/ an organization on the right that would be paying for damaging history on Trump. With as many people in the GOP running for president, it’s obvious that there were MANY that didn’t want Trump in the White House. Anyway, Mueller is the one building on all of this and there won’t be all these questions when he has completed his work.
NO questions you say ???
The FISA warrants were issued base on a false dossier and presented to a judge as a factual document and illegal wire taps and surveillance was granted based on lies and subterfuge that makes all of so-called product inadmissible in ANY court of LAW ! ! Why would the FBI pay $50,000 for dirt ? Why would the FBI place a gag order on someone working for THEM ? Who was leaking false information to the press and WHY ??? Why all the unmasking of US citizens ??? Who in this investigation has “clean hands “ ?? Why did Comey do an end run to get Mueller involved ??? Why would Comey have one of his accomplices leak a memo , rather than doing it himself , did this prompt the appointment of a special counsel , Mueller the guy he wanted all along ??? Does the Constitution even matter anymore ??? A few simple questions …quack ,quack ,quack …
The “fruit of the poisonous tree” doctrine is an offspring of the Exclusionary Rule. The exclusionary rule mandates that evidence obtained from an illegal arrest, unreasonable search, or coercive interrogation must be excluded from trial. Under the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine, evidence is also excluded from trial if it was gained through evidence uncovered in an illegal arrest, unreasonable search, or coercive interrogation.
The federal code could not be clearer - Mueller is compromised by his very apparent conflict of interest in being close with James Comey, and the issue is Mueller supervised of a bribery probe involving a subsidiary of Russia’s Rosatom, which eventually got approval from the U.S. to buy a Canadian mining company that controlled a swath of American uranium reserves. How that deal was approved despite the evidence gathered in the bribery ,kickbacks and pay for play probe is mind blowing ! The troubling question is whether the FBI played a role in aiding ,and financing the Russian disinformation campaign . Mueller’s decision to pick a staff in which the prosecutors had either given to, or participated, in Democratic causes. Does that sound anything like an independent and unbiased group ?
The professionalism and the diligence of the investigation, is compromised one-sided and has the stench of cover up .
Mueller seems to part of the problem.
Let’s prosecute someone and see if we can get them to flip.
This is certainly not what rule of law is really about.
This country is a mess and the dems are now adding fuel to the fire of divisiveness…
Are you kidding ?
Mueller and Comey are joined at the hip .
When Mueller, head of the FBI Comey was a deputy attorney general .
Mueller, along with deputy attorney general James Comey, threatened the administration to resign from office, in March 2004, if the White House overruled a Department of Justice finding that domestic wiretapping without a court warrant was unconstitutional.
The President Trump collusion special investigation was founded on the Fusion GPS dossier . That we now know Hillary Clinton the D.N.C and possibly the F.B.I paid for !
Comey illegally leaked documents to a friend who got them to the press hoping for a special investigation .
And republican interests against Trump. You people are desperate I know to get out of the Trump/Russian investigation but it’s just now heating up, with the first charges being announced just Friday.