NY Times Reporters Are Belatedly Angry About Being Lied to Over the Fake Dossier

NY Times Reporters Are Belatedly Angry About Being Lied to Over the Fake Dossier

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New York Times lawyers are angry that the Clinton people lied to them about having paid for the widely debunked Russia dossier about then-candidate Donald Trump. Perhaps the reporters should have investigated more thoroughly instead of pointing fingers at known liars.

“When I tried to report this story, Clinton campaign lawyer @marceelias pushed back vigorously, saying ‘You (or your sources) are wrong,’ ” Ken Vogel tweeted, referring to Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias.

“Folks involved in funding this lied about it, and with sanctimony, for a year,” Haberman tweeted on Tuesday.


The Washington Post came out with the story about funding of the dossier on Tuesday. It is a story that has been out for months. They reported that Marc Elias’s legal firm hired Fusion GPS, a private research firm based in Washington, D.C. with ties to George Soros, to provide opposition research on candidate Donald Trump.

A Clinton-backed group was behind the promotion of the unverified Russian dossier that contained scurrilous allegations against President Trump, according to the New York Post in June.

Fusion GPS hired former British MI-6 intelligence officer Christopher Steele to lead research, eventually resulting in a 35-page document that included claims against the Trump campaign and its alleged ties to Russia along with scandalous accusations about the candidate himself. The document was largely compiled with statements from spies tied to the Kremlin and now appears to be part of a Russian disinformation campaign.

Senator John McCain secured the document and provided it to the FBI who presented it to Donald Trump and then-President Barack Obama at the all-important Presidential Daily Briefing[…]

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See also: McCain’s Strange Dossier Tale Has Some Holes After WaPo’s Report

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