The Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid for the research that brought about the Russian dossier that states allegations against United States President Donald Trump in regards to Russia.
This is according to the Washington Post, which released the exclusive story on Tuesday evening, citing sources “familiar with the matter.”
The dossier, written by Brit Christopher Steele, brings up allegations in regards to Mr. Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and Moscow.
A lawyer representing the 2016 Clinton campaign and the DNC, Marc E Elias, utilized Fusion GPS in April 2016 to carry out the research found in the dossier, according to the WP.
Once complete, Fusion GPS brought on Mr. Steele, a former British intelligence officer, to write the document, which became public on Jan 11 of this year via Buzzfeed.
Many news agencies were aware of the dossier’s existence since fall 2016, including local media and international, such as BBC News.
The Clinton campaign and DNC funded Fusion GPS’s research until the end of October 2016, writes the Washington Post.
Elias and Fusion GPS declined to give comment to the Post, and spokesmen for the Clinton campaign and the DNC also had none at this time.
More details to follow. With files from the Washington Post. Image 1 of Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail in 2016 from Wikimedia Commons.