President Donald Trump hinted he knew the name of the mysterious Republican donor who kicked off the Fusion GPS investigation of the fake Russia dossier that was widely spread around political and media circles.
“I think I would know but I won’t say,” Trump said in response to questions from reporters at the White House, “If I were to guess, I have one name in mind.”
He made his remarks to reporters prior to leaving the White House for his trip to Dallas Texas
The president indicated that the name would surface as part of an ongoing court case surrounding the deal.
Sworn Donald Trump enemy John McCain admitted Wednesday that he passed the dossier of claims of a Russian blackmail plot against the president-elect.
The Arizona senator issued a public statement amid mounting questions of his exact role in the affair – and how a document riddled with errors and unverifiable claims came to be published.
‘Late last year, I received sensitive information that has since been made public,’ he said.
‘Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgment about their accuracy, I delivered the information to the Director of the FBI.
‘That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this issue.’
Then the former FBI director James Comey used the bogus Trump dossier to convince a judge to grant Obama administration a FISA warrant, allowing them to secretly wiretap Trump campaign official Carter Page
FBI Director James Comey has cited the dossier in some of his briefings with lawmakers in recent weeks as one of the information sources used by his bureau to bolster its probe, U.S. officials briefed on the investigation told CNN… The secret court that oversees the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) granted the FBI a warrant to monitor the communications of Page, a former national security adviser on Trump’s campaign.
( Washington Times ) Hillary Clinton’s former spokesman defended her presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee in the wake of a report that they helped pay for the controversial dossier containing allegations about Donald Trump’s connections to Russia.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday night, Brian Fallon said if the dossier ends up contributing to the Russia probe being conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller, it will have been “money well spent.”
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that Marc Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS to investigate Mr. Trump in April 2016. The private research firm reportedly hired Christopher Steele, a former British spy with ties to the FBI, to conduct the opposition research. The Clinton campaign and the DNC funded the effort until the end of October 2016, just days before the election
Panic mode! DNC chair Tom Perez denies his new leadership’s involvement in fake Trump-Russia dossier:
“The new leadership of the DNC were not involved in any decision-making regarding Fusion GPS, nor were they aware that Perkins Coie was working with the organization. But let’s be clear, there is a serious federal investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, and the American public deserves to know what happened.”
The Washington Post published a bombshell on the discredited Trump dossier on Tuesday. Found out Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee paid Fusion GPS for fake dossier hit piece against Donald Trump.
Hannity’s Guests John Solomon ( The Hill ) and Washington DC Lawyer Victoria Toensing Bombshell: Obama and Robert Mueller knew about Uranium One sale to the Russians knowing their criminal intentions – and still approved the sale!
John Solomon: Just a little bit ago before we came on Victoria and I talked and she was able to confirm to me that her client has information that Director Mueller and President Obama and other officials were briefed on this investigation in real time as it was going on…
Attorney Victoria Toensing: My client was told this information, now maybe the bureau is bluffing but I don’t think so because they were very specific. They said that the briefing made it into President Obama’s daily briefing papers. So I don’t think they made that up.
Sean Hannity: Let me get this straight. So Mueller, Rosenstein, maybe even Comey at the time and the president of the United States, certainly Eric Holder, who was head of the DOJ, they all knew that they had all of this information that the Russians had infiltrated with the purpose of a criminal enterprise to corner the market on uranium, the foundational material for a nuclear bomb.
Marc Elias hired Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Trump as part of a project that became the fake Trump Russia dossier
( Daily Caller ) Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias “vigorously” denied his involvement in the anti-Trump dossier that has made up the substance of the Russian collusion allegations, New York Times reporter Ken Vogel said.
Elias’ denial appears to have been intentionally misleading in light of new reporting from The Washington Post that Elias hired opposition research firm Fusion GPS on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Elias reportedly hired Fusion to dig up dirt on Trump as part of a project that became the Trump dossier. (RELATED: Clinton Campaign And DNC Funded Trump Dossier)
“When I tried to report this story,” Vogel said of the Post report, “Clinton campaign lawyer [Marc Elias] pushed back vigorously, saying ‘You (or your sources) are wrong.’”
Another NYT reporter, Maggie Haberman, similarly accused Democrats of sanctimoniously lying about their funding of the Trump dossier.
“Folks involved in funding this lied about it, and with sanctimony, for a year,” Haberman wrote on Twitter, linking to the Post’s report.
The Clinton campaign and the DNC reportedly took over funding Fusion GPS in April 2016. A still-unknown Republican donor initially began funding the opposition research firm’s investigation of Trump up until that point.
Read more: NYT Reporter: Clinton Campaign Lawyer ‘Vigorously’ Denied Being Behind Dossier