Rut Roh – DNC Wasserman Schultz and Campaign John Podesta Testified to Congress They Knew Nothing About Dossier Financing…

Apparently, prior to the Washington Post revealing the DNC  and Clinton Campaign paid for the “Russian Dossier”, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (DNC) and John Podesta (campaign) testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee they knew nothing about who and how the Steele Dossier was financed…

…but wait, it gets better.

Sitting beside John Podesta when he gave his Senate testimony was, wait for it,..  attorney Marc Elias.  Yup, the campaign and DNC lawyer who actually wrote the checks to Fusion GPS to pay Christopher Steele.  Whoopsie.

(Via CNN) Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta and former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz both privately denied to congressional Russia investigators that they had any knowledge about an arrangement to pay for opposition research on President Donald Trump, three sources familiar with the matter told CNN.

The interviews happened before this week’s disclosure that the Clinton campaign and DNC paid for the research. Senate investigators may seek to further question the two top Democrats and dig deeper on the origins of the so-called Trump dossier, one of the sources briefed on the matter said.

Their remarks to congressional investigators raise the stakes in their assertion that they knew nothing about the funding because it’s against the law to make false statements to Congress.

The White House has seized on the funding disclosures to discredit the ongoing investigations into potential collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign. While the most salacious allegations in the dossier haven’t been verified, its broad assertion that Russia waged a campaign to interfere in the election is now accepted as fact by the US intelligence community.

In recent closed-door interviews with the Senate intelligence committee, Podesta and Wasserman Schultz said they did not know who had funded Fusion GPS, the intelligence firm that hired British Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele to compile the dossier on Trump, the sources said.

Podesta was asked in his September interview whether the Clinton campaign had a contractual agreement with Fusion GPS, and he said he was not aware of one, according to one of the sources.

Sitting next to Podesta during the interview: his attorney Marc Elias, who worked for the law firm that hired Fusion GPS to continue research on Trump on behalf of the Clinton campaign and DNC, multiple sources said. Elias was only there in his capacity as Podesta’s attorney and not as a witness.

On Tuesday, that law firm, Perkins Coie, wrote in a letter that it had retained Fusion GPS as part of its representation of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. The disclosure of the Democratic funding source for Fusion GPS is raising new questions for the congressional Russian investigators. The Perkins Coie letter suggested its clients — the Clinton campaign and the DNC — did not learn about the matter until recently. (read more)

In the segment below at 09:00 the issue is discussed.  WATCH (Prompted):

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What’s happening here is two media entities, with vested interests in each party, trying to protect the larger ideological enterprise.

Remember when a democrat is in the oval office: •the Washington Post advocates on behalf of the intelligence community; •the New York Times advocates on behalf of the administration; and •CNN advocates on behalf of the State Dept and party apparatus.  Each media unit also gets leaks from within each of the affiliated groups they advocate for. This is their consistent and historic track record.

So with this latest funding story…. The Washington Post defending Obama and the Intelligence Community is pointing out the Clinton Camp and the DNC funding of the dossier.  CNN rises to defend the Clinton Camp and the DNC by saying they too didn’t know…. it was all the lawyers fault.

Nobody knew nothing.

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173 Responses to Rut Roh – DNC Wasserman Schultz and Campaign John Podesta Testified to Congress They Knew Nothing About Dossier Financing…

  1. Johnny Bravo says:

    Let’s face it, lying is a professional tool used by the sacks of sheet to get their dirty job done.

    Hang them,one by one in public, for all to witness.

    There I said it and I feel an awful lot better now!!!!

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  2. andi lee says:

    Grassley!

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    • Tonawanda says:

      Elias seems to have gambled away his law license betting that Hillary would get elected.

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    • recoverydotgod says:

      Panetta seemed most uncomfortable when discussing the role of the attorney Marc Elias in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s recent questioning of Podesta. Marc Elias took over as Perkins Coie’s Political Law Practice Chair when Robert Bauer became President Obama’s White House Counsel in 2010 (he served in 2010 and 2011).

      I found this article by Bob Bauer (Perkins Coie) interesting in light of the revelation of who paid for Fusion GPS when they Steele was putting together memos and ultimately the whole dossier. I’m no lawyer…but it sure is interesting.

      Campaign Finance Law: When “Collusion” with a Foreign Government Becomes a Crime
      By Bob Bauer
      Friday, June 2, 2017 at 8:30 AM
      https://www.justsecurity.org/41593/hiding-plain-sight-federal-campaign-finance-law-trump-campaign-collusion-russia-trump/

      -snip-
      The law prohibits foreign nationals from providing “anything of value … in connection with” an election.
      -snip-

      Wikipedia has an interesting list of current/former clients of Perkins Coie. It makes a lot of sense. 🙂

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perkins_Coie

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  3. Wally says:

    When is ANYONE going to get charged with ANYTHING????

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    • FreeLayerOK says:

      Surely there are some attorneys here in CTH familiar with prosecuting corruption cases and how long and difficult they can be.

      Why are there no indictments already is a good question. I’m no lawyer, just an observer, but from my perspective it looks like the new DOJ and Sessions are gathering evidence slowly, quietly, leaving no stone unturned to build rock-solid cases. When/if official indictments do occur, the charges will hold because they have been built on a firm foundation of law and precedent. It’s good to be aware this is not the same as arresting a guy and his passenger for a DUI.

      It appears these criminals are surrounded by powerful other criminals of wealth, means, power and influence. The private criminals are protecting and guarding the public criminals. The people we entrust with protecting us from these criminals are in league with the criminals and paid by the criminals. The people who say they are not involved and don’t know anything about any crimes are fully involved and know everything. This is a very big, very large protection rackett with more people involved than I can fathom.

      My guess is we won’t see any indictments of anyone of prominence until mid-2018. Takes time to build things. And these appear to be some of the most well protected individuals we’ve ever seen. This protection racket of corrupt politicians put 1920’s Al Capone or the Corleone family to shame. They can make an offer you can’t refuse. These terrible people deal in nightmares hard for us honest working folks to imagine. When indictments do come, it’ll be a storm and a flurry of them all at once.

      And I could be totally wrong, nothing changes at the DOJ, Sessions wakes up to a horse head in his bed and thinks it best everyone walk free forever.

      I have to remind myself to be patient and pray in the face of all we’re witnessing.

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  4. Question, how does having the dossier prove that the Russians interfered in our election. If Clinton and her campaign paid for this, and it was a British spy, it was fushion GPS that did the research, they, essentially interfered with the Russians to try to get info on Trump, so all of this is reversed. I mean I am sure that the Russians somehow interfered, as they have for over 50 years, as have we obviously quite vigorously from Ted Kennedy to Obama, but this dossier only proves there is no low the democrats will not go, not collusion. The Uranium deal was collusion.

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  5. Robert W. says:

    I think we all feel the same way Johnny Bravo… They should all be in front of a firing squad…

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  6. Mike diamond says:

    Little Debbie always gets out of all crimes how is that possible????

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  7. Mike diamond says:

    Has little Debbie ever had to take a drug test!???? Just saying !

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