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Obama’s Campaign Paid $972,000 To Law Firm That Secretly Paid Fusion GPS In 2016
The Federalist ^ | 10/29/2018 | Sean Davis

Posted on 10/28/2017 10:43:36 PM PDT by ForYourChildren

Since April of 2016, Obama's campaign organization has paid nearly a million dollars to the law firm that funneled money to Fusion GPS to compile a dossier of unverified allegations against Donald Trump.

Former president Barack Obama’s official campaign organization has directed nearly a million dollars to the same law firm that funneled money to Fusion GPS, the firm behind the infamous Steele dossier. Since April of 2016, Obama For America (OFA) has paid over $972,000 to Perkins Coie, records filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) show.

The Washington Post reported last week that Perkins Coie, an international law firm, was directed by both the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s campaign to retain Fusion GPS in April of 2016 to dig up dirt on then-candidate Donald Trump. Fusion GPS then hired Christopher Steele, a former British spy, to compile a dossier of allegations that Trump and his campaign actively colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 election. Though many of the claims in the dossier have been directly refuted, none of the dossier’s allegations of collusion have been independently verified. Lawyers for Steele admitted in court filings last April that his work was not verified and was never meant to be made public.

OFA, Obama’s official campaign arm in 2016, paid nearly $800,000 to Perkins Coie in 2016 alone, according to FEC records. The first 2016 payments to Perkins Coie, classified only as “Legal Services,” were made April 25-26, 2016, and totaled $98,047. A second batch of payments, also classified as “Legal Services,” were disbursed to the law firm on September 29, 2016, and totaled exactly $700,000. ...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1m; 201604; 201609; chrissteele; christophersteele; clinton; collusion; dossier; fundingtheleft; fusiongps; goldenshowersdossier; hillaryclinton; marcelias; obama; ofa; perkinscoie; ppdossier; steele
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1 posted on 10/28/2017 10:43:36 PM PDT by ForYourChildren
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FEC records as well as federal court records show that Marc Elias, the Perkins Coie lawyer whom the Washington Post reported was responsible for the payments to Fusion GPS on behalf of Clinton’s campaign and the DNC..
2 posted on 10/28/2017 10:44:41 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - Classical Christian Approach to Homeschool ])
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Obama’s campaign organization, and the DNC were simultaneously paying Perkins Coie,

..the spouse of one of Fusion GPS’s key employees was working directly for Obama..



3 posted on 10/28/2017 10:46:17 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - Classical Christian Approach to Homeschool ])
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Is that an incomplete sentence?

Anyhow, isn’t this the firm that fixed his birth certificate problem?


4 posted on 10/28/2017 10:50:29 PM PDT by MileHi (Liberalism is an ideology of parasites, hypocrites, grievance mongers, victims, and control freaks.)
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To: ForYourChildren

So Mueller (working for Clinton) indites Obama.


5 posted on 10/28/2017 10:52:22 PM PDT by CJ Wolf (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World)
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To: MileHi

“Is that an incomplete sentence?”

Maybe I needed to add another “.”.


6 posted on 10/28/2017 11:03:23 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - Classical Christian Approach to Homeschool ])
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This must mean that Robert Mueller will indict the Clintons!....


7 posted on 10/28/2017 11:05:38 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: ForYourChildren

This is how Obama and Clinton campaigns skirted the law by paying an intermediary, which hired a foreign entity to get dirt on Trump.


8 posted on 10/28/2017 11:09:52 PM PDT by Signalman
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Obama isn’t smart enough to do any of this shady stuff. He went from a community organizer to a state senator to a few years in the Senate to president. And all he had to do was deliver speeches written by others.

The deep state has been running things for decades if not for centuries.


9 posted on 10/28/2017 11:10:49 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Liver spots And blood thinners..)
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Well it’s obvious Trump was not their Man


10 posted on 10/28/2017 11:29:29 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: ForYourChildren

That’s just since April 2016 (time period of the “dossier” of course). But how much have Obama organizations channeled to this law firm in the past decade?? Probably many millions.

Anyway, paying them close to $1 million during the period when Fusion GPS was known to be on their payroll certainly calls for extremely aggressive investigations!


11 posted on 10/29/2017 12:29:33 AM PDT by Enchante (Bill, Anthony, Harvey .... how does lesbo Hillary manage to surround herself with male predators???)
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Book’em Danno ...


12 posted on 10/29/2017 12:58:57 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth ( Freep u, Schmucky)
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To: ForYourChildren

Let’s start with a disbarment for Elias, a very stiff fine for the law firm, and an ABA investigation into them to see if they are fit to practice as a corporation and keep their law licenses.

Then the real fun begins. Grand juries, indictments, convictions, disbarments, jail and a few jumping off high buildings.

The Democrats are America’s worst internal enemy, with their lawyers at the head of it along with Dem. Party officials.


13 posted on 10/29/2017 1:14:00 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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http://freebeacon.com/politics/top-clinton-campaign-lawyer-helped-open-big-money-floodgates/

Top Clinton Campaign Lawyer Helped Open Big Money Floodgates

Clinton has claimed she wants to reduce the amount of money in politics

June 22, 2015 5:00 am

Hillary Clinton’s top campaign lawyer was a key figure in a fight that allowed wealthy individuals to drastically increase the amount of money they could give to party committees, despite pledges by Clinton to combat money in politics.

As the Clinton team was shaping up earlier this year, they quietly brought aboard Marc Elias, a top campaign finance lawyer. Elias, who is a partner at the Washington D.C. law firm Perkins Coie and was general counsel for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, was just one month removed from drafting a provision that contradicted Clinton’s stated promises.

Elias was called in by the office of Harry Reid late last year to help craft a provision added into the $1.1 trillion spending bill at the last minute. The provision effectively raised the amount of money donors can give to political parties from $97,400 to $777,600.

The sudden addition of the provision surprised legislators on both sides of the aisle. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) commented at the time she did not know about it until one day before the vote on the year-end bill.

Politico reported that Elias’ firm, Perkins Coie, could benefit from the provision’s stealth implementation, which also allows for higher contributions to the legal fees of the committees.

Alongside Elias, Perkins Coie is led by Bob Bauer, who served as chief counsel to the Obama White House from January 2010 to June 2011. The firm, which is described as having a “stranglehold” on Democratic clients, has raked in more than $40 million in legal fees since 2000 from clients ranging from Obama to the Democratic National Committee.

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14 posted on 10/29/2017 1:14:59 AM PDT by maggief
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It’s official....Perkins Coie is a NEST of DIRTY DEMOCRATS!! Were they behind Seth Rich’s death also?


15 posted on 10/29/2017 2:23:34 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Is’ m sure Bulldog Sessions will get right on that./sarc.


16 posted on 10/29/2017 2:47:43 AM PDT by Eagles6
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Looks like Mr. Elias better avoid Fort Marcy.


17 posted on 10/29/2017 2:53:40 AM PDT by RedEyeJack (What was the basis for the restriction?)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
.....the real fun is about to begin: Grand juries, indictments, convictions, disbarments, jail and a few jumping off high buildings......

Dam...you didn't leave off not even one fun thing on your excellent list.

18 posted on 10/29/2017 3:07:27 AM PDT by Liz
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Obviously you’re a racist if you think that there’s something nefarious here./sarc


19 posted on 10/29/2017 3:18:32 AM PDT by Eagles6
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So when do we start rounding them up and bringing them in instead of talking about it and tomorrow forgetting about it


20 posted on 10/29/2017 3:44:21 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (Trump plays chess the rest are still playing checkers)
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