Kamala Harris’s Lawyer Hired Fusion GPS for Hillary Clinton’s Campaign
Lawyer is named in two pending Federal Election Commission complaints
Head of Perkins Coie’s political law group, Marc Elias, became general counsel for California Sen. Kamala Harris’ presidential bid in 2019.
Elias, who worked on Clinton's campaign, is named in two pending Federal Election Commission complaints along with a lawsuit accusing Clinton of breaking campaign finance laws for hiring Fusion GPS.
The Clintons paid for information targeting Donald Trump as part of a sophisticated strategy which used the personal connections from former spy Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS's to frame the Trump.
The Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) funded the operation, which began disseminating information on Trump.
Steele compiled an unverified dossier allegedly based sources close to Russia which was then distributed to the media, and then used as an excuse for the FBI to obtain Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants targeting Trump associate Carter Page.
The alleged FISA abuse is now being reviewed by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz as Attorney General William Barr launched his “investigation of the investigators” earlier this year.
Robby Mook, Clinton’s former presidential campaign manager, said that he authorized Elias to hire an outside firm to get dirt on Trump's now debunked connections with Russia.
“I asked our lawyer, and I gave him a budget allocation to investigate this, particularly the international aspect,” he said.
Elias was receiving information from Fusion GPS and Steele regarding research into Trump and Russia in 2016, according to Mook.
“We were getting briefings that were put together by the law firm with information,” Mook said.
“I’m proud that we were able to assemble some of the research that has brought this to light.”
“I’m just glad that it's coming out now and I'm glad that there was research there,” Mook added.
Watchdog groups have accused Clinton of concealing payments to Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele by reporting the payment to Perkins Coie as “legal services.
Between 2016 and 2017, Perkins Coie was paid over $12 million for its work on the Clinton campaign.
Fusion GPS was then paid $50,000 per month from Perkins Coie, and Fusion GPS paid Christopher Steele roughly $168,000.
In 2017, Perkins Coie admitted it had hired Fusion GPS, claiming that “Fusion GPS approached Perkins Coie” in March 2016 knowing it Perkins Coie was representing Clinton.
Elias “retained Fusion GPS … to conduct the research” and did “on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC,” The Washington Post reported.
The former national press secretary for the Clinton campaign, Brian Fallon, defended Elias.
“Marc is known as one of the most skilled professionals in Democratic politics, in addition to being the party's top election lawyer," Fallon said in 2017.
“I am damn glad he pursued this on behalf of our campaign and only regret more of this material was not verified in time for the voters to learn it before the election.”
In 2018, George Soros' spokesperson admitted that the billionaire globalist had been funding Fusion GPS.
Soros indirectly backed the opposition research company that compiled the infamous dossier which led to the Trump Campaign being investigated for allegedly colluding with Russia.