According to an extraordinary report from The Federalist, Hillary Clinton, the DNC, and the Washington Free Beacon were not the only entities funding the opposition research firm that produced the Trump/Russia dossier last year. Indeed, according to election filings from Obama for America, the former president’s campaign fundraising arm has spent more than $927,000 on Perkins Coie, the law firm responsible for funding Fusion GPS. If Donald Trump thought at times that the whole political world was against him in his campaign for president…he wasn’t just being paranoid. This report proves that Democrats (and even a few Republicans) were spending as much money as they could to find ANYTHING that would derail his candidacy.
From The Federalist:
OFA, Obama’s official campaign arm in 2016, paid nearly $800,000 to Perkins Coie in 2016 alone, according to FEC records. The first 2016 payments to Perkins Coie, classified only as “Legal Services,” were made April 25-26, 2016, and totaled $98,047. A second batch of payments, also classified as “Legal Services,” were disbursed to the law firm on September 29, 2016, and totaled exactly $700,000. Payments from OFA to Perkins Coie in 2017 totaled $174,725 through August 22, 2017.
The timing and nature of the payments to Perkins Coie by Obama’s official campaign arm raise significant questions about whether OFA was funding Fusion GPS, how much Obama and his team knew about the contents and provenance of the dossier long before its contents were made public, and whether the president or his government lieutenants knowingly used a partisan political document to justify official government actions targeting the president’s political opponents named in the dossier. According to the Washington Post, Fusion GPS was first retained by Perkins Coie on behalf of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in April of 2016.
It’s that one sentence that is the most troubling: Did Obama “knowingly use a partisan political document to justify official government actions” targeting the Trump campaign? That’s what we need to get to the bottom of, and the American people deserve answers as quickly as possible. Because we’re not just talking about something that happened during the campaign or something that went wrong under Obama’s watch. This is an ongoing investigation, and Robert Mueller is apparently arresting people as we speak – American citizens who may have been caught up in a web of unlawful spying brought about by a dossier bought and paid for by Obama, Clinton, and the Democratic National Committee.
We had our suspicions all along that the “Trump/Russia story” was a Democrat conspiracy that got out of control, but even we doubted that it went as high and as deep as it apparently does. This has all the makings of the scandal of the century.