Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta has been caught up in scandal after scandal.
His latest scandal relates to the Clinton campaign’s funding of the infamous Trump-Russia dossier.
And he just got caught red-handed in a lie after one person he met with was revealed.
Following proof the Hillary Clinton campaign paid for the Trump-Russia dossier to be produced, many on her campaign went into immediate denial.
John Podesta even recently told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he didn’t know who paid for it.
But recent reports prove that is likely a lie.
The report shows that Podesta met with Glenn Simpson, who is the founder of Fusion GPS, the research firm that was paid to produce the dossier.
BuzzFeed published the dossier on January 10th, and the meeting took place just a short time after the release.
An associate of Podesta said the meeting took place to compare notes about Russia’s supposed meddling in the election.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
“Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta met with the founder of the opposition research firm behind the Trump dossier just after the dirty document was published earlier this year, according to a new report in The New York Times.
The revelation is significant because Podesta, a longtime Democratic operative, recently told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he did not know who paid the research firm, Fusion GPS, to produce the dossier, which BuzzFeed published on Jan. 10.
An associate of Podesta’s told The Times that he met with Glenn Simpson, the founding partner of Fusion GPS, to compare notes about Russia’s meddling in the election.
Podesta’s associate told The Times that Simpson was considering whether his firm should continue its investigation of Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.
The Times report does not say whether Podesta and Simpson discussed the Clinton campaign’s involvement in the dossier project.
It was reported last month that Perkins Coie, the law firm that represented the Clinton campaign and DNC, hired Fusion GPS in April 2016 to investigate Trump. Fusion hired former British spy Christopher Steele that June to investigate Trump’s activities in Russia.
Perkins Coie paid Fusion GPS just over $1 million for its work on the project. Fusion paid Steele $168,000.”
While the associate of Podesta didn’t specifically state that Podesta and Simpson discussed the dossier, it is unlikely that it didn’t come up.
And it’s even less likely that Podesta didn’t at least know that it was the campaign he ran that paid for the research to take place.
When he testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Podesta claimed that he had no idea who paid for the investigation.
But his testimony took place before it was publicly revealed that the Clinton campaign and DNC had paid for the research to take place, one must wonder if he would have made the same claim after that information was revealed.
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