Hillary Clinton has drastically changed her tone about her feelings towards President Donald Trump, now that it’s been revealed that her campaign paid for that infamous Trump-bashing dossier full of misleading and unverified accusations against her opponent.
In recent remarks made to ABC News, Clinton said “I also said that we had to give a chance. We had to give an open mind to the new president, and I meant it. You know, I didn’t want everybody who voted for me just immediately going into kind of a defensive crouch. Let’s see, I mean who knows maybe there will be a pivot.”
Clinton certainly seems to be easing up on Trump from her usual bashing.
Hillary Clinton says she wanted her supporters to give Pres. Trump a chance, didn't want them "immediately going into a defensive crouch." pic.twitter.com/yTjzuujeTg
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) October 25, 2017
Clinton’s campaign and the DNC helped to fund the “Trump dossier” which publicized unconfirmed theories about Trump’s collusion with Russia.
Clinton and the DNC obviously tried to hide what they did. The consulting firm Fusion GPS payed former British spy Christopher Steele to assemble the dossier.
According to the Washington Post, Clinton’s campaign and the DNC wouldn’t risk giving money directly to Fusion GPS, so they funneled the money through law firm Perkins Coie.
The Post says that Clinton’s campaign gave $6 million to Perkins Coie from June 2015 to December 2016, while the DNC paid them $3.6 million. Coie then paid Fusion GPS. It has yet to be uncovered how much of the money from Clinton’s campaign and the DNC went on to Fusion GPS.
The watchdog group Campaign Legal Center says Clinton’s campaign committee broke campaign finance law in hiding the donations.
From Fox News:
“The revelation that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund a salacious anti-Trump dossier last year is raising new legal questions for the Clinton team — with a watchdog group filing a formal complaint alleging they hid the payments from public view.
The Campaign Legal Center filed the complaint Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission, accusing the DNC and Clinton’s campaign committee of breaking campaign finance law by failing to accurately disclose the money spent on the Trump-Russia dossier.
“Questions about who paid for this dossier are the subject of intense public interest, and this is precisely the information that FEC reports are supposed to provide,” Brendan Fischer of the Campaign Legal Center said in a statement to Fox News.
The Washington Post reported this week — and Fox News confirmed — that the political consulting firm Fusion GPS was retained last year by Marc E. Elias, an attorney representing the DNC and the Clinton campaign. The firm then hired former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele to write the now-infamous dossier.
Clinton also told ABC News that because Trump “had never run for anything before,” he might have felt he needed “nativist, populist, nationalist, scapegoat rhetoric” to win the election.
Well, Clinton did everything she could to create a “scapegoat” by funding the Trump-dosier. She clearly knew that she couldn’t attach her name to something like that. It was full of false reports obviously intended to full the naive into believing conspiracy theories which still have no evidence to back them up.
So she chose her own methods to try to win the election. She still lost, but her strategy was everything Clinton accuses Trump of.
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