A new book titled ‘Russian Roulette‘ reveals Barack Obama used Fusion GPS to investigate Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election.
And just like Crooked Hillary did during the 2016 election, Obama’s camp hid the payments to Fusion GPS through the law firm Perkins Coie.
Chuck Ross of the Daily Caller reported:
The Barack Obama presidential campaign hired Fusion GPS in 2012 to dig up dirt on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to a book released on Tuesday.
The Obama campaign hid its payments to Fusion GPS through its law firm, Perkins Coie. The arrangement is similar to the one that the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee used to pay Fusion for its investigation of then-aDonald Trump in 2016.
“As had become standard practice in the shadowy world of ‘oppo’ research, the Obama campaign’s payments to Fusion GPS were never publicly disclosed; the money paid to the investigative firm was reported on campaign disclosure reports as legal bills to the campaign’s law firm, Perkins Coie,” the book reads.
The Obama for America committee paid Perkins Coie around $3 million during the 2012 election cycle, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission, A vast majority of the payments were earmarked for “Legal Services.”
The book “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and Donald Trump’s Election” is written by Yahoo! News’ Michael Isikoff and David Corn of Mother Jones. Both reporters met with Christopher Steele during the election.
Michael Isikoff wrote the Yahoo! News article about Carter Page in September of 2016 which was used as means to corroborate Christopher Steele’s claims Trump’s camp had secret connections to the Kremlin.
David Corn wrote an article about the dossier in Mother Jones in October of 2016 right before the election. He hinted at the dossier and claimed a former spy compiled a series of memos of Trump’s connections to Russia yet never reported on the salacious claims nor did he name Christopher Steele.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC were hit with an FEC complaint in October of 2017 for violating campaign finance law because they failed to disclose payments for the Russian Dossier.
The Washington Post first revealed Hillary’s camp and the DNC paid for the phony Russia dossier.
Editor’s correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Yahoo! News reporter as David Isikoff. It has been corrected to Michael Isikoff.