Former interim DNC boss Donna Brazile has said she asked about the origins of the infamous dirty dosser use days before the 2016 election, and was told it was on a need-to-know-basis. She said:
“I asked one question on November 4th and I was told that I did not need to know. And so no, I did not know, because I did not control my money.”
She revealed this information while being interrogated by The View host Meghan McCain, daughter of Republican Senator John McCain. The line of questioning comes after the revelation that the dossier, which was initially funded by a GOP donor, later was funded through Hillary Clinton’s campaign and DNC payments, though those payments were obscured by going through Marc Elias, a bipartisan lawyer.
When pushed further, Brazile said:
“Megan you know campaigns. The line item is called legal. The line item is called research. The line item is – the line item, if you asked me today because I have a list of all the DNC consultants. Do I see Fusion GPS? No. But if you asked me was this a question that came up during my tenure as chair, it did on Nov. 4th.”
Political intelligence firm Fusion GPS hired former British MI-6 officer Christopher Steele to produce research for the dossier. The dossier contained a huge number of unsubstantiated allegations about President Donald Trump’s business dealings, as well as unverified information alleging he cavorted with prostitutes in a Moscow hotel room.
Brazile repeatedly and emphatically denied having anything to do with the research in the dossier, or how the entirety of the dossier was compiled. Even after exhaustive questioning from Meghan McCain, Brazile continued to state:
“You’re asking me about the dossier and how it was compiled. I don’t know how it was compiled. I don’t know who went after it, Meghan. I did not go after it.”
Brazile’s book also details about Hillary Clinton took over the DNC like a “cancer” before ever winning the nomination.
Source: Daily Mail