Former Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon said he hadn't spoken with his former boss about whether she knew the origins of the dossier, after it was revealed Tuesday Clinton lawyer Marc Elias and the Democratic National Committee helped pay for it from April through October of a year ago. The letter was filed with the court on Tuesday.
Later - presumably after the initial Republican sponsor's campaign ended with Trump's victory in a primary - Democrats and Clinton's campaign began paying Fusion GPS to keep up its work, according to the Post.
"I have no idea what Fusion or Steele were paid", he wrote in another tweet, "but if even a shred of that dossier ends up helping Mueller, it will prove money well spent".
The deal began in the spring of 2016, when the firm was approached by Fusion GPS, the political research firm behind the dossier, and lasted until right before Election Day, according to the person.
"[Chairman] Tom Perez and 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", the spokeswoman told the Washington Post. Before that agreement, Fusion GPS's research into Trump was funded by an unknown Republican client during the GOP primary.
The dossier contained outlandish allegations about Trump, and has been widely dismissed as not credible.
The dossier was published by Buzzfeed News in January.
"It doesn't appear they were given to the campaign railroad the DNC". The infamous Trump dossier that alleges the president had ties to Russian Federation and served as part of the reason why we have a special counsel-Robert Mueller-looking into such allegations turned out to be a DNC-funded operation.
There is a strategy to who sees opposition research, Entous said.
Trump tweeted as recently as Saturday that the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation should "immediately release who paid for it".
Multiple investigations have been launched into whether or not Trump or his campaign officials colluded with Russian officials to win the election.
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, which is probing Russia's election role, have done so as well.
Fusion GPS also claimed that Nunes should have notified it about the subpoena of its bank records. The California Republican delegated authority on the Russian Federation matter to Republican Rep. Mike Conaway of Texas. I think I would know but let's find out who it is. The dossier also alleged that the prostitutes performed a "golden shower" routine as a demonstration of disgust for then-president Barack Obama.
Earlier Tuesday, Fusion GPS lawyer William Taylor issued a statement that Congress' request was overly broad and that it was "designed to punish President Trump's political foes while chilling future investigative research into his actions". CNN reported in February that investigators had been able to corroborate some information in the dossier, although not the most salacious allegations.
But the USA intelligence community months ago concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally directed an effort to undermine US democratic elections and to help Trump claim the White House.