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Thursday, October 26, 2017

(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.

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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.

This is going criminal quick.

#1 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-26 06:21 PM | Reply

As I pointed out in the Informer thread, isn't it their job, as the heads of the DNC and the Clinton Campaign, to know about these things, especially expenditures in excess of $5M?

Maybe they can have Marc Elias represent the...oh, never mind.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-26 06:26 PM | Reply

"I'm gobsmacked. I had no idea! Who authorised this?" HRC/DWS Joint Statement

#3 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-26 06:30 PM | Reply

They just forgot, no big deal. What is good for the Kushner is good for the Podesta.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2017-10-27 05:52 AM | Reply

Hillery caught in a lie? Don't say it's so!

#5 | Posted by docnjo at 2017-10-27 01:31 PM | Reply

They just forgot, no big deal.

But Elias didn't forget, and he was sitting right next to them as they denied any knowledge of paying for the Dossier.

At the very least, Elias committed malpractice by not whispering to his client that he made the payment, if they knew that he did and were hoping that the attorney client privilege would cover their lie, then this could be really bad for them.

This morning on CNN Norm Panetta begrudgingly admitted that the intelligence committee is going to have to look into how this could have possibly happened.

Politics is a dirty business.

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-10-27 01:43 PM | Reply

This is a serious problem for the Dems.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-10-27 04:15 PM | Reply

Yes.

The guy who offered $5,000,000 for proof that Obama was born in Kenya is utterly shocked and quite frankly appalled that the Democrats would pay for information on him.

His retarded followers are too.

#8 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-10-28 06:06 AM | Reply

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