House GOP suspects 3 paid reporters used Clinton-funded 'research' in reports on Russia
Were Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee paying U.S. journalists who wrote Russia-related stories before and after President Trump’s election?
Fusion GPS – the firm behind the Hillary Clinton- and Democratic National Committee-funded “Trump dossier” – paid at least three unidentified journalists who reported on Russia-related issues, according to newly filed documents to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Who were the journalists who received Fusion GPS cash between June 2016 and February 2017? And exactly why were they being paid?
It’s unclear, as that information is redacted or not revealed in court documents filed Tuesday, according to the Washington Examiner.
The paper said the discovery “could be a breakthrough for House Republicans, who are exploring whether Fusion GPS used the dossier, which was later criticized for having inaccurate information on Trump, to feed anti-Trump stories to the press during and after the presidential campaign.”
In a court filing, the House Intelligence Committee said the three journalists reported stories on “Russia issues relevant to [the committee’s] investigation.”