Since his candidacy became serious, people looking to stop Trump from becoming President have used every trick in the book to undermine the 45th President of the United States. One such trick was the infamous Trump-Russia dossier, in which an unnamed source claimed that Trump was spending time in Russia engaging in immoral acts with Russian prostitutes. Turns out that The Democratic National Committee and a lawyer for Hillary Clinton paid for research that led to the infamous dossier on alleged ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian government operatives, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday.Marc Elias, a lawyer who represented the DNC and the Clinton campaign, retained a Washington firm, Fusion GPS, to carry out the research, the sources said. Services from the firm were retained from April 2016 until before the election in early November, a source said. The news was first reported by the Washington Post.
The dossier — prepared by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS — has become a central focus of ongoing congressional probes into Russian election interference during the 2016 general election.
The involvement of the Clinton campaign and the DNC could lead to the first legal test for investigators on Capitol Hill. Fusion GPS has asked that a federal judge block a request for the House Intelligence Committee that would grant them access to their bank records. They argue that turning over the records would violate their constitutional rights.