A classified memo released by the House Intelligence Committee reveals that the law firm representing the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) held at least one meeting with the author of the “Russian Dossier,” Fusion GPS, and media.
The meeting shows the Clinton campaign and the DNC’s denials that they knew they were paying Fusion GPS to be implausible.
The classified memo found that law firm Perkins Coie held “at least one” such meeting in Washington, DC, in 2016 between Steele, Fusion GPS, and media.
Meanwhile, the Clinton campaign and the DNC have denied knowing anything about the Russian dossier authored by Steele.
Steele authored the anti-President Trump dossie, which made wild accusations, claiming that the Russian government had embarrassing information about Trump. The dossier claimed that Trump had previously hired prostitutes and made them urinate on a bed in a hotel room.
The memo also reveals that Steele was eventually terminated as a source for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Perkins Coie also brought on Crowdstrike to conduct research on behalf of the Clinton campaign and DNC. That research ended up being the now largely discredited dossier.
As Breitbart News reported, the Obama campaign organization known as “Obama for America” paid nearly a million dollars to Perkins Coie in April 2016.
This was at the same time that the law firm brought on Fusion GPS for the Clinton campaign to look into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign.