By Henry Rodgers
Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias completely denied his involvement in the anti-Trump dossier that has made up a majority of the Russian collusion allegations in a report released Tuesday, but complained about the “proof” in late August on Twitter.
On Aug. 29, Elias shared a Washington Post op-ed on Twitter entitled, “What more proof of a secret Russian connection do we need?” The piece suggests that President Donald Trump colluded directly with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election, an allegation which is currently under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Elias’s denial appears to have been intentionally misleading in light of a new Washington Post report that says Elias hired opposition research firm Fusion GPS on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Elias reportedly hired Fusion to find dirt on Trump, which lead to the Trump dossier.
What more proof of a secret Russian connection do we need? https://t.co/1FsExfRCyE
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) August 30, 2017
The former Clinton campaign lawyer who was positive that sufficient proof existed linking Trump with Russians in their efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election claims he had no involvement with the hiring of Fusion GPS, according to New York Times reporter Ken Vogel.
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) October 24, 2017
Former Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon defended Elias Tuesday night, even though Elias denied these claims, and any evidence supporting the allegations has yet to be found.
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