The Federalist has reported that Barack Obama’s official campaign organization, Obama For America, paid $972,000 between April 2016 and August 2017 to the law firm Perkins Coie -- the same law firm that secretly funded Fusion GPS, responsible for the now infamous and unverified dossier alleging that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to influence the election.
While leftists media outlets like Newsweek and POLITICO try to shoo away the idea that Obama For America had nothing to do with Fusion GPS, the Federalist report raises many important questions about role of OFA in potentially funding the dossier.
The report states:
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 is important to note that while these media groups do not appear to want to give any credence to this developing story, they do accurately point out that the President was incorrect in stating that the Obama campaign paid Fusion GPS directly.
Report out that Obama Campaign paid $972,000 to Fusion GPS. The firm also got $12,400,000 (really?) from DNC. Nobody knows who OK'd!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2017
The one thing that seems to hold true throughout each of these reports is that the Democrats put a lot of money into digging up seemingly unsubstantiated dirt on President Trump.
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