No Evidence the GOP Donor or Campaign ever involved in Russian Dossier


While everyone is placing bets as to which GOPer got the ball rolling over at Fusion GPS, an important misinformation factoid is being pushed by a few brave Hillary sycophants.  No doubt called upon by Hillary to walk the plank if they wished to stay on the Clinton payroll. Unfortunately, the story was broken by the Washington Post and alas is behind a firewall. So I will have to take it on faith that the conclusions that the Federalist came to merit consideration. The GOP had nothing to do with the funding of the Dossier. If true, then the waters must not be muddied. Opposition research is one thing, creating this bizarre dossier another matter. Here tis:

Here Are The 10 Most Important Reported Claims About The Steele Dossier On Russia

There’s a lot of misinformation swirling about that shoddy dossier on Trump and Russia compiled by Christopher Steele. Here’s what’s actually been reported on the matter.

2) No, the Russian dossier was not initially funded by Republicans

When the news broke that the Clinton campaign and the DNC were admitting partial responsibility for the Russia dossier, journalists acted like they’d presented it as a Clinton campaign operation all along. They also claimed it was initially funded by a Republican.


Incorrect. And Tapper took the tweet down when the error was pointed out. There is no evidence that a Republican donor or Republican campaign was ever involved with the Russian dossier. Fusion GPS claimed to reporters (though they did not provide evidence) that a Republican funded separate opposition research on Trump, dealing with his business interests. But as the Washington Post itself reports, the dossier did not exist until after the Democrats hired Fusion GPS:

Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research.

After that, Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community, according to those people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Full story at the The Federalist with the nine other reported claims.

22 Responses to “No Evidence the GOP Donor or Campaign ever involved in Russian Dossier”

  1. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing Says:

    […] No Evidence the GOP Donor or Campaign ever involved in Russian Dossier […]


  2. jtdorsaneo Says:

    Thanks for keeping us so well informed here. Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Steve Dennis Says:

    The media is trying to place the blame equally on the Republicans and the Democrats on this but it is a clear blurring of the truth. While a Republican might have started opposition research on Trump it was not until after the DNC and Hillary took over the funding that the dossier was written. Many of us understand this but those who only watch the MSM will either be fooled or will willingly ignore the distinction.

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  4. Cheryl Says:

    Hi Bunker….
    I’m thinking that if there was a Republican involved at the beginning of this effort to take Trump down, the two likely Republican suspects are McCain and Graham. McCain is involved (isn’t he the one who took the dossier to Buzzfeed?), so I’m just waiting to see what happens with this.

    Looking forward to serious prosecutions and prison time, but not holding my breath. Nice to see this backfire, though!

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  5. Mustang Says:

    It is hard to know where to begin on this story. Of course, most of the Clinton Cartel Network have become oddly silent since the revelation that it was Clinton and the DNC who set up this smear, and equally strange is the silence of Clinton herself. The sycophants are out in full force, as you have said, but common-sense ought to prevail. We don’t know the answers to hundreds of questions, but does it make sense that Hillary Clinton, in spending nearly $10 million for the smear dossier, had no idea what she was spending that kind of money for?

    I mentioned earlier the skill of Clinton layering —which is to say, distancing themselves from their corrupt and (if I may say), their un-American behavior. But I believe that no reasonable person can at this point posit that Clinton(s) knew nothing of these shenanigans. The juxtaposition of the revelations is that Clinton/DNC did exactly what they accused Mr. Trump of doing; that is, they colluded with the Russians during the elections to besmirch the person of Donald J. Trump.

    Look, American politics have almost from the beginning been low and crass —but this revelation takes the game to an all-time low. The accusations are the worst ever insults to a man (or woman’s) character, but this kind of smear campaign has been used previously, and to our national shame, it has been effective. What kind of people are these who crave power so much that they knowingly produce duplicitous information about a political opponent? What kind of people (in the media) are so ideologically driven that they would readily accept such horrific accusations without pausing to question the assertions? If nothing else, the novella gives us a precise definition of “media bias.”

    We must not overlook the effect of the dossier —not so much on Trump, as he did win the election, but that the sham investigation was used by the FBI as a basis for launching Mueller on his witch hunt. How many millions is being wasted on that? How many homeless Americans could those millions help to feed and shelter?

    These revelations, by the way, do not surprise me; they only reinforce my belief that the US federal government has become politicized, which to me means completely un-trustworthy. Here’s another revelation: I was one of those prepared to believe that Jeb Bush or John McCain could have been the “Republican” everyone was talking about. It is sad that our nation’s politics have brought us to the point where we are willing to believe the worst, isn’t it?

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  6. Always On Watch Says:

    I’ve been snickering for the past 48 hours.

    I just hope that the Clintons and DNC will finally be brought to justice.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. hocuspocus13 Says:

    …and the irony of it all

    As Crooked Hillary (still ❤ that name) tours around the USA and I do believe the World talking about


    How Trump colluded with the Russians to win the Presidential election

    When all the while it was Hillary who did the colluding with the Russians

    Not to leave out how Crooked Hillary colluded with the Russians with


    I bet you Billy Boy is furious at her!

    For not going away laying low and of course for getting caught 😉

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Hootin' Anni Says:

    Catching up a bit since I last visited…the previous post on the percentage of the funding of the Clinton foundation and this post about the dossier….I haven’t been keeping up on the news these days either; busy outdoors lately with no reading or watching news.

    All I can say is that Washington [with exception of very few] are afraid ‘to death’ [literally some in truth of my quote] of the Clintons!!

    Keep on keeping on reporting this to us all.

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  9. Simply Linda Says:

    You are right…not funded by a Republican, that was all the DNC/Clinton. However, a Republican presidential candidate did initiate the investigation. Keep talking Brian Fallon, you are making Clinton look guiltier by the minute.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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