The Washington Post put out an explosive report Wednesday evening revealing the identities of the salacious anti-Trump dossier that was leaked to Buzzfeed in December.
These revelations come shortly after the company that produced the document, Fusion GPS, pled the fifth and refused to disclose its funders at a court hearing investigating the matter.
President Trump demanded the identity of the funders be revealed in an angry tweet earlier this week:
Officials behind the now discredited “Dossier” plead the Fifth. Justice Department and/or FBI should immediately release who paid for it.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017
The DNC’s response to being caught out in the Washington Post report was truly one for the books. DNC Communications Director Xochitl Hinojosa said in a statement:
“[Current DNC Chairman] Tom Perez and the new leadership of the DNC were not involved in the decision-making regarding Fusion GPS, nor were they aware that Perkins Coie was working with the organization. But let’s be clear, there is a serious federal investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, and the American public deserves to know what happened.”
— Brooke Singman (@brookefoxnews) October 25, 2017
Perkins Coie is the law firm that interfaced with Fusion GPS and the DNC and Clinton campaign to fund and deliver the dossier.
Notice how the statement doesn’t refer to past DNC leadership? Former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and former acting chairwoman Donna Brazile have not released any statement on the matter so far.
The DNC also bizarrely defended the funding of the Trump dossier, saying that it’s what the American people want.
The dossier claimed, among other ridiculous things, that before becoming president Donald Trump was videotaped bringing hookers into a Moscow hotel room. Such a video could theoretically be used as blackmail and undermine his presidency.
The president has always vociferously denied the allegations, and none of them have yet been proven.
This dossier scandal is finally blowing up, and both the DNC and Clinton campaign have been caught red-handed. It’s only going to get more interesting from here.
Stay tuned as the story develops!