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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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  Posted 02 July 2019 - 03:27 AM

Kamala Harris Campaign Lawyer Hired Fusion GPS For Hillary Clinton

Washington Examiner
by Jerry Dunleavy
July 02, 2019 12:01 AM


The former top lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign who hired Fusion GPS to carry out controversial opposition research against then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016 is now working for a top 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful.

Marc Elias, who heads Perkins Coie’s political law group, became general counsel for California Sen. Kamala Harris’ presidential bid this year. Elias, who held the same position in Clinton's campaign, is named in two pending Federal Election Commission complaints and in a recent federal lawsuit alleging that the Clinton campaign broke campaign finance laws when it used Perkins Coie to hire Fusion GPS.

Fusion GPS went on to hire British ex-spy Christopher Steele, who compiled an unverified dossier allegedly based on sources close to the Kremlin which was disseminated to the media and used by the FBI to obtain Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants targeting former Trump campaign associate Carter Page. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is reviewing alleged FISA abuse related to the dossier and Attorney General William Barr launched his “investigation of the investigators” earlier this year.

Clinton’s former presidential campaign manager Robby Mook said in 2017 that he authorized Elias to hire an outside firm to dig up dirt on Trump’s connections with Russia. “I asked our lawyer and I gave him a budget allocation to investigate this, particularly the international aspect,” he said.

Mook said Elias was receiving information from Fusion GPS or directly from Steele himself about the research into Trump and Russia in 2016, and that Elias then periodically briefed the Clinton campaign about the findings.

“We were getting briefings that were put together by the law firm with information,” Mook said. “I’m proud that we were able to assemble some of the research that has brought this to light.”

Watchdog groups allege that Hillary for America purposely concealed the hiring of Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele by reporting all the payments that it made to Perkins Coie as “legal services” without mentioning opposition research. Perkins Coie was paid over $12 million between 2016 and 2017 for its work representing Clinton and the DNC. According to its co-founder Glenn Simpson, Fusion GPS was in turn paid $50,000 per month from Perkins Coie, and Christopher Steele was paid roughly $168,000 by Fusion GPS for his work.


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 05:15 AM

Gee....I wonder how the press connected all of these little dots? What a novelty.....a reporter who actually followed a lead.....think any of this was sourced from the Biden campaign?

But it’s not real if the Washington Post or the New York Times don’t report it.

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 12:28 PM

I can't pretend to be surprised. Individual Democrats may have different names & faces, but when it comes to corruption they're all pretty much the same.


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Posted 03 July 2019 - 07:33 AM

I am beginning to believe that this is who the dems want to run against Trump. They trotted out Biden to see if he was viable, now that they see he is not, its time to go onto the next one. If Harris falters, they will feed her to the wolves, as well. But right now, she is the one, imo.

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 10:44 AM

What? What?!?! It's almost as if there's, well, collusion going on in the Democrat party!

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