Congressional investigators are also zeroing in on the suspicious Uranium One deal.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee bankrolled the explosive, far-fetched dossier that attempted to smear President Trump by falsely linking him to Russia, according to new reports.
The news came days after President Trump suggested Democrats, Russia, or the FBI may have helped fund research that Democrat communications firm Fusion GPS used to compile the infamous dossier.
“Workers of firm involved with the discredited and Fake Dossier take the 5th[,]” the president tweeted Oct. 19. “Who paid for it, Russia, the FBI or the Dems (or all)?” In Oct. 21, he followed up, tweeting “Justice Department and/or FBI should immediately release who paid for it.”
News of the dossier funding came as two congressional committees announced plans Tuesday to jointly investigate the 2010 sale of a U.S. uranium concern to a Russian company. As U.S. secretary of state, Hillary Clinton approved the transaction as millions of dollars poured in to her corrupt family foundation from Russian sources.
There are “very, very real concerns about why we would allow a Russian-owned company to get access to 20 percent of America’s uranium supply,” Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) said Monday. “It’s important we find out why that deal went through.”
The character-assassination dossier is the unvetted, salacious, 35-page report written by British former spy Christopher Steele and published by cat-video and gossip website BuzzFeed. The dubious package of documents dubbed the “piss-gate dossier” claimed, among other things, that Donald Trump hired prostitutes to urinate on a hotel room bed in Moscow in front of him.
The dossier put together by Democrat-aligned Fusion GPS was just one of many dirty tricks Hillary Clinton’s campaign used in an effort to undermine her opponent’s campaign during the 2016 election cycle. Clinton also personally authorized the illicit efforts of felon Bob Creamer and organizer Scott Foval who fomented violence at Trump campaign rallies, as James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas group revealed in undercover videos.
Although it was previously known that Democrat monies had flowed to Fusion GPS, the Washington Post provided more specific evidence Tuesday, reporting that Clinton campaign and DNC lawyer Marc Elias hired Fusion GPS in April 2016 to conduct opposition research against Trump. Funded at the time by a still-unidentified Republican donor, the firm had already begun investigating Trump’s background when Hillary began picking up the research tab.
“The Clinton campaign and the DNC funded the firm's efforts through the end of October 2016, days before Election Day,” The Hill newspaper reports.
Employees of Fusion GPS have refused through their lawyers to testify before the House Intelligence Committee. "We cannot in good conscience do anything but advise our clients to stand on their constitutional privileges, the attorney work product doctrine and contractual obligations," Fusion GPS attorney Josh Levy wrote earlier this month.
Meanwhile, the mainstream media’s efforts to cover for the Clintons is about to get harder.
That’s because the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Oversight and Government Reform will carry out a joint investigation of the 2010 sale of a U.S. company controlling one-fifth of the nation’s uranium supply to a Russian company.
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) says a confidential informant has come forward and that the two committees are trying to get the Department of Justice (DoJ) to release the person from a nondisclosure agreement, The Hill reports. House GOP leadership is fully committed to the Uranium One probe, DeSantis said Tuesday, of the investigation that is viewed as separate and distinct from broader investigations into election meddling by Russians.
The Hill reported last week that “the FBI had gathered solid evidence that Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks as part of an effort to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States.”
The FBI also reportedly has documentary evidence showing Russian nuclear officials funneling “millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow[.]”
The Uranium One deal was approved by the Department of State acting as one of nine institutional members of an inter-agency review board called the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Clinton’s people claim Hillary wasn’t personally involved in the decision but chances are they’re lying.
As part of her book tour to promote her What Happened memoir, Hillary has been spewing lies about what she did and did not do, and hurting her party in the process by keeping her almost innumerable misdeeds front and center.
Mrs. Clinton told C-SPAN this week that probes into the shady uranium deal she rubber-stamped after her husband was paid $500,000 for a single speech in Russia and more than $100 million was “donated” by individuals associated with Uranium One to the cash-for-future-presidential-favors trading platform known as the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, were “baloney.” The various allegations have been “debunked repeatedly,” she opined indignantly.
All of this is only happening because Republicans are becoming nervous about the federal investigation into Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 election, Clinton said.
This is, of course, coming from a woman the great William Safire described as a “congenital liar.” Clinton created a homebrew email system to conceal her illicit activities while secretary of state, not to keep her discussions of yoga and grandchildren from prying eyes.
Poor Hillary, as usual, claims to be the victim of a vast right-wing conspiracy aimed at shutting down her family’s ongoing grifting operations.
But in reality, evidence increasingly suggests that it is the Clintons and Democrats – not President Trump and Republicans – who are the ones with real, lasting ties to Russia, and before that, to the Communist operatives of the defunct Soviet Union.
These left-wingers accused their adversaries of their own sins as a political tactic.