Perkins Coie Collusion & Connections

 

The Perkins Coie Lawfirm appears connected to many of the recent dirtiest dealings of the Democrat Party &/or leading Democrats Barak Obama & Hillary Clinton.

As there is no way to make an exhaustive list of all the suspect activities of this organization I will attempt to share many of the endeavors they are associated with & provide links to the sources of that information.

“The law firm Perkins Coie paid around $1.2 million to Fusion GPS for the dossier on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC.”

The “dossier” above is the so-called “Trump-Russia” dossier aka “the golden showers” dossier aka “the pee pee” dossier aka the Clinton created/paid for “opposition research” dossier, etc.

The above image was found here:

White House Revokes Security Clearance of Former, Highly Political, CIA Director John Brennan…

Below will be some relevant info on Perkins Coie found at the Conservative Treehouse:

“1) The “dossier’~ compiled by Christopher Steele (Steele dossier) on behalf of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign formed’ an essential part of the Carter Page FISA application. Steele was a longtime FBI source who was paid over $160,000 by the DNC and Clinton campaign, via the law firm Perkins Coie and research from Fusion GPS, to obtain derogatory information on Donald Trump’s ties to Russia.

a) Neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or. any party/campaign in funding Steele’s efforts, even though the political origins of the Steele dossier were then known to senior DOJ and FBI officials.

b) The initial FISA application notes Steele was working for a named u.s. person, but does not name Fusion GPS and principal Glenn Simpson, who was paid by a U.S. law from (Perkins Coie) representing the DNC (even though it was known by DOJ at the time that political actor~ were involved with the Steele dossier). The application does not mention Steele was ultimately working on behalf of-and paid by-the DNC and
Clinton campaign, or that the FBI had separately authorized payment to Steele for the same information.

2) The Carter Page FISA application also cited extensively a September 23,2016, Yahoo News article by. Michael Isikoff, which focuses on Page’s July 2016 trip to Moscow. , This article does not corroborate the Steele dossier because it is derived from information leaked by Steele himself to Yahoo News.

The Page FISA application incorrectly assesses that Steele did not directly provide information to Yahoo News. Steele has admitted in British court filings that he met with Yahoo News-and several other. outlets-in September 2016 at the direction of Fusion GPS.
Perkins Coie was aware of Steele’s initial media contacts because they hosted at least one meeting in Washington D.C. in 2016 with Steele and Fusion GPS where this matter was discussed.”

Text Version of HPSCI Memo and WH Cover Letter

“And as it happened, at the exact same time that Trump hired Manafort, Fusion GPS was in negotiations with Perkins Coie, the law firm representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, to see if there was interest in the firm continuing the opposition research on the Trump campaign they had started for the Washington Free Beacon. (more)”

Curiouser and Curiouser: Rick Gates Attorneys Withdraw from Case Initiated by Robert Mueller…

Clicking on the “more” link above we get:

“So when the Trump campaign named Paul Manafort as its campaign convention manager on March 28, 2016, you can bet that Simpson and Jacoby’s eyes lit up. And as it happened, at the exact same time that Trump hired Manafort, Fusion GPS was in negotiations with Perkins Coie, the law firm representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, to see if there was interest in the firm continuing the opposition research on the Trump campaign they had started for the Washington Free Beacon. In addition to whatever sales pitch Simpson might have offered about Manafort, the Clinton campaign had independent reason to believe that research into Manafort’s connections might pay some real political dividends: A Democratic consultant and Ukrainian-American activist named Alexandra Chalupa, told the Clinton campaign about Manafort’s work for Yanukovich. “I flagged for the DNC the significance of his hire,” Chalupa told CNN in July of this year.

Perhaps it was this alignment of the stars that clinched the deal. According to an Oct. 24, 2017, letter from Perkins Coie, the firm hired Fusion GPS to continue its research in April, shortly after Manafort was hired by Trump.”

“It’s hardly surprising, then, that the intelligence community did not immediately identify Russia as responsible for the hack of DNC emails, either. Instead, it was the DNC itself and the Clinton campaign that pointed the finger at the Russians. After discovering some unusual network activity in late April 2016, a DNC executive called a committee lawyer at Perkins Coie, who put them in touch with CrowdStrike. It was CrowdStrike that first said Russian state actors were behind the hack and leaked them to Wikileaks. After the emails were released July 22, Clinton campaign chief Robby Mook told ABC News that “some experts are now telling us that this was done by the Russians for the purpose of helping Donald Trump.””

https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/251897/obama-steele-dossier-russiagate

“Fusion-GPS had been pushing a Russian-centric narrative for several months prior to being hired by Hillary Clinton, via her law firm Perkins Coie, in April of 2016.”

The Evidence Inside The “House Intel Committee Four Page FISA Memo”…

above quote also found here:

#FusionCollusion – Congress Takes 3-Prong Approach To Surround Corrupt Intelligence and Justice Officials…

The “for several months” link above leads to the tabletmag.com article cited above.  The “via her law firm Perkins Coie” link above leads here:

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4116755-PerkinsCoie-Fusion-PrivelegeLetter-102417.html

The above link is to to an emailed letter on Perkins Coie letterhead titled: “RE  FUSION GPS” from Matthew J. Gehringer General Counsel at Perkins Coie to  William W. Taylor III, (presumed) attorney at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP in DC whose client is Fusion GPS.  The original document here

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4116755/PerkinsCoie-Fusion-PrivelegeLetter-102417.pdf

was provided by Kenneth Vogel, The New York Times…the letter pertains to information requests about “who engaged Fusion GPS to conduct research during the 2016 Presidential campaign”.

“So when the Trump campaign named Paul Manafort as its campaign convention manager on March 28, 2016, you can bet that Simpson and Jacoby’s eyes lit up. And as it happened, at the exact same time that Trump hired Manafort, Fusion GPS was in negotiations with Perkins Coie, the law firm representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, to see if there was interest in the firm continuing the opposition research on the Trump campaign they had started for the Washington Free Beacon. (more)”

The DOJ and FBI Worked With Fusion GPS on “Operation Trump”….

People who commented at the above article have added much to our understanding too:

  1. bill says:

    Just my summary:

    On Video: Former CIA director John Brennan admitting that he instigated the entire intelligence operation re: Russia Trump. He proceeds to tell the committee that in July 2016 he instigated a multi agency operation and that he keep then President Obama well informed.

    So why should we believe Brennan (above)
    “Comey surely assumed that Brennan has put Reid up to writing the letter—and even worse, he knew that his counterpart at Langley was talking about it with *their boss*. Last August, the White House began convening high-level meetings to discuss Russian interference in the 2016 elections. It began, according to a June 23, 2017, Washington Post article, when “an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides.””
    http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/251897/obama-steele-dossier-russiagate

    CIA has apparently farmed out much of its work to a hand full of companies. Care to guess who’s on this list of U.S. intel contractors? Fusion GPS. Anyone think that the Former CIA director John Brennan did not know what his contractors at Fusion GPS were doing?

    As we know the FBI was working with CIA Contractor Fusion GPS to construct the FISA application and with unsupervised access to the FISA Database.

    So, I am reading all of this to mean that Obama was not only aware of this Dossier but was apparently getting reports. The only kind reports that make since are those on its progress.

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  2. farrier105 says:

    There is no longer any doubt in my mind that Fusion GPS is a CIA Proprietary Company, and Glenn Simpson is a CIA contract agent. That was known in the intelligence community, and that is why the FBI hired them as contractors. This has far-reaching ramifications about other “contractors” of these spy agencies. Did the SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER have access to FiSA material? Did they abuse it as well?

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  3. farrier105 says:

    I have to include with the above comment the likelihood that CIA provided much of the initial investment to create Fusion GPS. The $12 million (estimated) that Hillary Clinton put into this operation did not just “fund the dossier.” Probably less than $1 million did that. The rest might have gone to pay off CIA-linked journalists in this country, and who knows what other schemes? It isn’t like this bunch was doing Clinton all that many favors. After all, they most likely slipped the DNC emails to Wikileaks to create that aspect of the “Mission Impossible” type false-reality scenario the “too-clever-by-half” operatives were creating. This is a reasonable suspicion since they have now changed the timeline from Carter Page’s trip triggering “Trump-Russia” to a boozed-up Papadopolous being the trigger of the fake investigation. The Wikileaks emails were stolen by CROWDSTRIKE, another firm hired for the DNC by Perkins Coie, whose Washington offices have their share of “former” CIA operatives on the payroll.

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  4. farrier105 says:

    I almost forgot. If Glenn Simpson is a CIA contract agent, which he has to be since he runs a “contractor,” then it is highly likely–I mean we can have “HIGH CONFIDENCE”–that the jackass worked with them when he was at the WALL STREET JOURNAL.

     

  1. Cetera says:

    Update the timeline summary with the CIA portion from John Brennan, altered some limited verbiage for clarity:

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  2. G. Combs says:

    “…Fusion GPS is 8-9 former journalists….”
    AND Nellie Ohr, don’t forget CIA Nellie, wife of DOJ official Bruce Ohr.
    Don’t forget Glenn Simpson’s wife Mary Jacoby, from Little Rock, AR. She is a good friend of Hillary. She started as a file clerk in the Rose Law firm. Her father had an investment firm that had close ties with the Clintons…

    Fusion GPS is not just some run of the mill set of Journalists.

     

I’m not sure if the large image in “Cetera’s” post above will show.  Clicking on that image takes us to this link:

“Remember, previous media reporting -in conjunction with Clinton campaign admissions- have confirmed the DNC and Clinton Campaign financed Fusion-GPS through their lawyers within Perkins Coie.   Fusion then hired Nellie Ohr the wife of DOJ Deputy Bruce Ohr who thereafter sub-contracted with retired British MI6 agent Christopher Steele to write/research/provide credibility for “the dossier.”

The dates here are important because they tell a story.”

BREAKING: Senator Lindsey Graham Just Confirmed The Steele Dossier Was Used For 2016 FISA Warrant…

“Remember, previous media reporting -in conjunction with Clinton campaign admissions- have confirmed the DNC and Clinton Campaign financed Fusion-GPS through their lawyers within Perkins Coie.   Fusion then sub-contracted with retired British MI6 agent Christopher Steele to write the dossier.”

Oh Dear – Trail of Russian Dossier Origination Now Directly Leads to The Obama White House….

And from some commenters on the above:

  1. D. Manny says:

    And I can tie the FBI into it all…

    HACKING – THE BEGINNING…
    2015-07-15 Intelligence Report claims this is the date Russia began to hack DNC servers.
    2015-09-16 FBI notifies DNC that its servers are being hacked.
    2015-10-15 Awan brothers begin hacking of House Democratic Caucus servers.
    2015-11-16 FBI again notifies DNC that its servers are being hacked.
    —————————————-
    *NOTE: What is important to note is, the hacking continued after these discoveries.
    —————————————-
    2016-04-29 Perkins Coie employs CrowdStrike to investigate DNC hacking events.
    2016-06-14 CrowdStrike claims malware found on DNC server, also claims there was evidence the malware was injected by Russians.
    —————————————
    *NOTE: Wikipedia claims 6-14 is the date that the hackers were kicked out of the DNC system, but we know that is not true….
    ————————————–
    2016-07-05 ‘Guccifer 2.0’ intrusion into the DNC server.
    2016-08-15 Awan brothers cease hacking activities of House Democratic Caucus server.
    And I believe the Wikileaks dumps contained information post-6-14. I need to double check this point just to be certain, but I believe that’s correct.
    ————————————–
    There’s only two possible explanations why the hacking continued: Either the FBI and the DNC IT and CrowdStrike are that incompetent or they are complicit…..

    And we can prove it wasn’t due to incompetence because nobody in the FBI, the DNC IT dept., or CrowdStrike was fired due to incompetence……

     

D. Manny says:

Fusion comes before Manafort….

2016-03-01 Fusion GPS approaches Perkins Coie to offer research it had conducted on Trump. That’s the story they were pitching to PC. Manafort just made it easier.

2016-03-21 Carter Page joins Trump administration.

2016-04-07 Paul Manafort joins the Trump administration. WFB begins to paint a Russian connection.

farrier105 says:

LouBucks–The dots connect this way:

Crowdstrike–The guy running the operation to monitor the alleged “hackers” work in the DNC network was SHAWN HENRY, retired FBI executive in charge of, among other things, Cyber Crime cases. Henry worked at FBI under Mueller and Comey.

Perkins Coie–A law firm with personnel with CIA backgrounds. It was Perkins Coie who hired Crowdstrike for the DNC. Perkins Coie was contacted by Fusion GPS to get the DNC to hire Fusion GPS to get dirt on Trump from Russians who are members of the PUTIN REGIME. Fusion GPS is a Putin regime contractor lobbying for an end to the Magnitsky sanctions against the Putin regime.

Fusion GPS–Hires CIA people frequently enough to be suspected of being a CIA PROPRIETARY COMPANY, a business controlled by the CIA. Fusion GPS hired Nellie Ohr to help build the Trump Dossier fronted by Christopher Steele while Nellie’s husband, Bruce Ohr, DOJ executive met with Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS and retired British spy, Christopher Steele.

The Deep State did it all. Hillary was a bit player who was screwed by them with the DNC emails and probably Podesta’s emails. Hillary would never want those published, but it was probably Crowdstrike who stole them, not a hacker and not an insider like Seth Rich. It was probably Crowdstrike, who did not use Best Practices in responding to the incident at the DNC (probably a Deep State intrusion to alert the IT employees at DNC to cause the Perkins Coie hiring of Crowdstrike).

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  1. D. Manny says:

    2016-04-18 DC Leaks Website opens.
    2016-04-19 Mary B. Jacoby (wife of Glenn Simpson/Fusion GPS) visits White House.
    2016-04-19 The DNC begins to make unusual payments to Perkins Coie.
    2016-04-25 Obama for America PAC begins to make payments to Perkins Coie.
    2016-04-25 DNC claims this is the date they discovered the hacking.
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    DC Leaks=Guccifer 2.0….

    Some people say that Guccifer 2.0 is a Democrat plant, that he doesn’t exist. We know that he had physical access to the DNC computers per reports by experts who evaluated his data.

    The Intelligence Report says Guccifer 2.0 is a Russian operative, but they have yet to offer any proof of that.

    But the reason why DC Leaks opened up this Website is because they said they got tired of waiting on Wikileaks, that Wikileaks wasn’t getting the information out fast enough, so DC Leaks opened its own site to do the dumps.

     

 

“What a tangled web is weaved….  Hillary Clinton paid her lawyers at Perkins Coie for opposition research on candidate Donald Trump.  In turn Perkins Coie paid Fusion GPS to gather information.  Fusion GPS paid Christopher Steele to write the “Russian Dossier”.

The FBI also paid Christopher Steele.  Additionally, prior evidence surfaced suggesting the FBI used the dossier to get FISA warrants against the Trump campaign. And NOW we discover that Fusion GPS paid journalists and five media companies to participate.”

Court Documents – Fusion GPS Paid Individual Journalists and Five Media Companies…

“Yes, we are now in “ludicrous mode“.  It’s no longer a surprise why Glenn Simpson’s lawyers are trying desperately to keep him from a congressional subpoena. Clinton Lawyers, Perkins Coie, acknowledged they paid $1.02 million to Fusion for research related to candidate Donald Trump. However, the entire story now looks like the DNC and Clinton camp hired Fusion GPS to construct negative material, not “discover” it.”

Beyond Sketchy, Now Ludicrous Mode – Reuters: Fusion GPS Actually Wrote Memo For Russian Meeting With Don Jr…

“On Tuesday, that law firm, Perkins Coie, wrote in a letter that it had retained Fusion GPS as part of its representation of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. The disclosure of the Democratic funding source for Fusion GPS is raising new questions for the congressional Russian investigators. The Perkins Coie letter suggested its clients — the Clinton campaign and the DNC — did not learn about the matter until recently. (read more)”

Rut Roh – DNC Wasserman Schultz and Campaign John Podesta Testified to Congress They Knew Nothing About Dossier Financing…

…& this from the comments section:

  • recoverydotgod says:

    Panetta seemed most uncomfortable when discussing the role of the attorney Marc Elias in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s recent questioning of Podesta. Marc Elias took over as Perkins Coie’s Political Law Practice Chair when Robert Bauer became President Obama’s White House Counsel in 2010 (he served in 2010 and 2011).

    I found this article by Bob Bauer (Perkins Coie) interesting in light of the revelation of who paid for Fusion GPS when they Steele was putting together memos and ultimately the whole dossier. I’m no lawyer…but it sure is interesting.

    Campaign Finance Law: When “Collusion” with a Foreign Government Becomes a Crime
    By Bob Bauer
    Friday, June 2, 2017 at 8:30 AM
    https://www.justsecurity.org/41593/hiding-plain-sight-federal-campaign-finance-law-trump-campaign-collusion-russia-trump/

    -snip-
    The law prohibits foreign nationals from providing “anything of value … in connection with” an election.
    -snip-

    Wikipedia has an interesting list of current/former clients of Perkins Coie. It makes a lot of sense. 🙂

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perkins_Coie

     

from the links in the CTH quote above:

“A source familiar with the matter told CNN on Tuesday that the law firm Perkins Coie, as part of its representation of the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained the intelligence firm Fusion GPS and entered “into an engagement for research services that began in April 2016 and concluded before the election in early November.

A letter to Fusion GPS, which was written by Perkins Coie general counsel Matthew Gehringer, notes that it is revealing its role in hiring Fusion to aid the firm in its fight not to be forced to reveal its confidential list of clients.”

“Gehringer wrote that in March 2016, Fusion approached Perkins Coie to see if its clients would be interested in paying Fusion “to continue research regarding then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, research that Fusion GPS had conducted for one or more other clients during the Republican primary contest.” The DNC and Clinton campaign engaged Fusion in April to “perform a variety of research services during the 2016 election cycle.””

“The newspaper, citing people familiar with the matter, said a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC hired Fusion GPS, which in turn hired former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, whose research makes up the document. The Post said Perkins Coie lawyer Marc Elias retained the research firm in April 2016 as the GOP primary was winding down and Trump was increasingly likely to clinch his party’s nomination, and that Fusion GPS hired Steele after the Democratic funding began and the general election picture grew clearer.”

https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/24/politics/fusion-gps-clinton-campaign/index.html

“On Tuesday, that law firm, Perkins Coie, wrote in a letter that it had retained Fusion GPS as part of its representation of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. The disclosure of the Democratic funding source for Fusion GPS is raising new questions for the congressional Russian investigators. The Perkins Coie letter suggested its clients — the Clinton campaign and the DNC — did not learn about the matter until recently.”

“On Tuesday, that law firm, Perkins Coie, wrote in a letter that it had retained Fusion GPS as part of its representation of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. The disclosure of the Democratic funding source for Fusion GPS is raising new questions for the congressional Russian investigators. The Perkins Coie letter suggested its clients — the Clinton campaign and the DNC — did not learn about the matter until recently.”

https://www.cnn.com/2017/10/26/politics/john-podesta-debbie-wasserman-schultz-trump-dossier/index.html

(NYT) […] Officials from the Clinton campaign and the D.N.C. have said they were unaware that Perkins Coie facilitated the research on their behalf, even though the law firm was using their money to pay for it.

Even Mrs. Clinton only found about Mr. Steele’s research after Buzzfeed published the dossier, according to two associates who discussed the matter with her. They said that she was disappointed that the research — as well as the fact that the F.B.I. was looking into connections between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia — was not made public before Election Day. (read more – link)”

By presenting the Clinton/DNC lawyers “Perkins Coie” as the underwriting for the contracted authorship via Fusion GPS research, the Washington Post is attempting to put distance between Christopher Steele, dossier author, and the FBI and Obama intelligence community.  Unfortunately for the Washington Post, their history of publication specifically intended to protect the intelligence community only highlights the motive.

In an effort to further obfuscate the Clinton/DNC arrangement we note the current narrative is to cloud and merge the initial payments to Fusion GPS by a republican entity within the GOP primary.  However, the reality of the opposition research ending in April2016 refutes that attempt at opaque obfuscation.   What began as ordinary commissioned opposition research into candidate Donald Trump back in 2015, stopped in April 2016. The contract to Christopher Steele to create the dossier came months later in June 2016.

Christopher Steele didn’t even enter the picture until June 2016, he had nothing to do with the research from the GOP primary; and the only similarity is the sub-contracting company Fusion GPS hired by the Clinton/DNC legal team at Perkins Coie.  This is the distinction the current Clinton Crew is attempting to avoid.”

Hillary Clinton Claims She Didn’t Know She Was Paying For Dossier…

From the links in the above quotes:

During the Republican primaries, a research firm called Fusion GPS was hired by The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website, to unearth potentially damaging information about Mr. Trump. The Free Beacon — which was funded by a major donor supporting Mr. Trump’s rival for the party’s nomination, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida — told Fusion GPS to stop doing research on Mr. Trump in May 2016, as Mr. Trump was clinching the Republican nomination.

After Mr. Trump secured the nomination, Fusion GPS was hired on behalf of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign and the D.N.C. by their law firm, Perkins Coie, to compile research about Mr. Trump, his businesses and associates — including possible connections with Russia. It was at that point that Fusion GPS hired Mr. Steele, who has deep sourcing in Russia, to gather information.”

Democrats argue that who paid for the research is irrelevant to the veracity of its claims, which they say should be thoroughly investigated. Yet some of the Democrats who funded the dossier have been wary of being associated with it. The lead Perkins Coie lawyer representing both the campaign and the D.N.C., Marc Elias, pushed back earlier this year when asked whether his firm was the client for the dossier, whether he possessed it before the election and whether he was involved in efforts to encourage media outlets to write about its contents.

In October, the veteran Democratic consultant Anita Dunn, who is working with Perkins Coie, explained Mr. Elias’s earlier response. “Obviously, he was not at liberty to confirm Perkins Coie as the client at that point, and should perhaps have ‘no commented’ more artfully,” Ms. Dunn wrote in an email.”

However, Republicans and campaign watchdogs have accused the Clinton campaign and the D.N.C. of violating campaign finance laws by disguising the payments to Fusion GPS on mandatory disclosures to the Federal Election Commission. Their disclosure reports do not list any payments from the Clinton campaign or the D.N.C. to Fusion GPS. They do list a total of $12.4 million in payments to Perkins Coie, but that’s almost entirely for legal consulting, with only one payment — of $66,500 — for “research consulting” from the D.N.C.

Graham M. Wilson, a partner at Perkins Coie, called the complaint “patently baseless,” in part because, he said, the research was done “to support the provision of legal services, and payments made by vendors to sub-vendors are not required to be disclosed in circumstances like this.”

Who else knew about the Fusion GPS research during the campaign?

Officials from the Clinton campaign and the D.N.C. have said they were unaware that Perkins Coie facilitated the research on their behalf, even though the law firm was using their money to pay for it. Even Mrs. Clinton found about Mr. Steele’s research only after BuzzFeed published the dossier, according to two associates who discussed the matter with her. They said that she was disappointed that the research — as well as the fact that the F.B.I. was looking into connections between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia — was not made public before Election Day.”

(Via WaPo) … [Marc E.] Elias and his law firm, Perkins Coie, retained the firm [GPS Fusion] in April 2016 on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Before that agreement, Fusion GPS’s research into Trump was funded by a still unknown Republican client during the GOP primary.

The Clinton campaign and the DNC, through the law firm, continued to fund Fusion GPS’s research through the end of October 2016, days before Election Day.”

“Byron York discusses the importance of the FBI angle:

(WASHINGTON) […] But knowing that the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and Perkins Coie supported the dossier is not the end of the story. The most important next step is the FBI.

Sometime in October 2016 — that is, at the height of the presidential campaign — Christopher Steele, the foreign agent hired by Fusion GPS to compile the Trump dossier, approached the FBI with information he had gleaned during the project. According to a February report in the Washington Post, Steele “reached an agreement with the FBI a few weeks before the election for the bureau to pay him to continue his work.””

No, The “Russian Dossier” Did Not Begin With GOP it Began With Clinton, The DNC and the FBI…

From the links in the CTH quotes above:

“Elias and his law firm, Perkins Coie, retained the company in April 2016 on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Before that agreement, Fusion GPS’s research into Trump was funded by an unknown Republican client during the GOP primary.”

“A DNC spokeswoman said “[Chairman] Tom Perez and the new leadership of the DNC were not involved in any decision-making regarding Fusion GPS, nor were they aware that Perkins Coie was working with the organization. But let’s be clear, there is a serious federal investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, and the American public deserves to know what happened.””

“Some of the details are included in a Tuesday letter sent by Perkins Coie to a lawyer representing Fusion GPS, telling the research firm that it was released from a ­client-confidentiality obligation. The letter was prompted by a legal fight over a subpoena for Fusion GPS’s bank records.”

Marc E. Elias of Perkins Coie represented the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post)

“The Clinton campaign paid Perkins Coie $5.6 million in legal fees from June 2015 to December 2016, according to campaign finance records, and the DNC paid the firm $3.6 million in “legal and compliance consulting” since November 2015 — though it’s impossible to tell from the filings how much of that work was for other legal matters and how much of it related to Fusion GPS.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/clinton-campaign-dnc-paid-for-research-that-led-to-russia-dossier/2017/10/24/226fabf0-b8e4-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html?utm_term=.27585a275f5e

Investigators looking into the so-called “Trump dossier” were not surprised when news broke Tuesday night that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, working through the Democrats’ law firm, Perkins Coie, financed the “salacious and unverified” compilation of allegations of Trump collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign. (The “salacious and unverified” description comes from former FBI Director James Comey.)

There had been plenty of talk about the Democrats and Perkins Coie, so much that investigators almost assumed that was the case. But it wasn’t until the Washington Post broke the story that it was confirmed.”

And why did the story break when it did? Credit the much-maligned Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. The California Republican has been pursuing the dossier more aggressively than anyone else, and it was his Oct. 4 subpoena for the bank records of Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that handled the dossier, that finally shook loose the information.

But knowing that the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and Perkins Coie supported the dossier is not the end of the story. The most important next step is the FBI.”

“The new Clinton/DNC/Perkins Coie revelation will likely increase pressure on the FBI to explain what it did, and did not do, with the dossier. Certainly Nunes hopes that is the case. When I asked Nunes Tuesday night what would happen next with the FBI, he responded, “Their best option at this point is to bring all the documents tomorrow to the Capitol.””

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-after-trump-dossier-revelation-fbi-is-next/article/2638540

“Elias and his law firm, Perkins Coie, retained the firm in April 2016 on behalf of the Clinton campaign and the DNC. Before that agreement, Fusion GPS’s research into Trump was funded by a still unknown Republican client during the GOP primary.”

WaPo Reports Clinton Campaign and DNC Paid For Trump Dossier…

These following Perkins Coie references will probably pre-date the Steele Dossier eruption (but not necessarily its creation)…

“(Washington Free Beacon) Leftwing lapdog Media Matters for America is taking advantage of the Republican’s “anti-union” agenda to stonewall the SEIU’s attempt to unionize its staff.

MMFA is forcing its employees to conduct a secret ballot election that will determine whether or not they can join SEIU Local 500, a Maryland union, according to papers filed with the National Labor Relations Board.

The liberal organization, which is headed by Hillary Clinton cheerleader David Brock, has hired management-side labor attorneys at Perkins Coie, a firm that has represented dozens of Democratic candidates and liberal PACs, to oversee the process.”

Supernova Hypocrisy – Leftwing Media Matters Fights Unionization – Hires Law Firm To Ensure Secret Ballot Vote…

I’m not going to jump into the links from the above quote…

OK, I was very actively engaged in the birth story controversy of Barak Hussein Obama aka Barry Soetoro aka Soebarka aka Harrison J. Bounell…but I did Not read the Conservative Treehouse at that time so up until searching for this Perkins Coie material didn’t know what level of interest Sundance & his team took in the Constitutional requirements for the US presidency related to Natural Born Citizenship…

May 30th – May 30th 2011 Research Discovery [5 days ago] – An internal bulletin from the Kenyan National Security Intelligence Service, or NSIS, states that the Kenyan government in 2009 commissioned a cultural museum in the Obama home village of Kogelo to honor the “birthplace of President Barack Obama” and rededicate the tomb of his father, Barack Obama Sr. (Read NSIS Report Here)

June 2nd  Washington, DC – Today, June 2nd , the White House announced that White House Counsel Bob Bauer will return to private practice and that current Principal Deputy Counsel to the President Kathryn Ruemmler will serve as White House Counsel.

“Bob is a good friend and has served as a trusted advisor for many years,” said President Obama. “Bob was a critical member of the White House team. He has exceptional judgment, wisdom, and intellect, and he will continue to be one of my close advisors.”

At the end of June, Bauer will return to Perkins Coie where he will resume his practice focused on serving as general counsel to the President’s reelection campaign, general counsel to the Democratic National Committee, and personal lawyer to President Obama.

June 3rd – Joe Corsi Charges that “Bauer sent Perkins and Coie attorneys to Honolulu to pick up from the Hawaii Department of Health what he believed would be two certified
copies of Obama’s 1961 long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate,” Corsi said.  “When the White House released to the public the birth certificate in the form of a PDF computer file obviously created on Adobe software and a Xerox copy, Bauer realized the Hawaii DOH had participated in the fraud,””

Just a coincidence that this trip comes about a month after we find out the Kenyan government plans to build a monument to Barack Obama’s Birthplace.

Just a coincidence that this trip follows the resignation of White House counsel to the President, who incidently was the person in charge of the White House release of the Birth Certificate.

All the dots might be seemingly insignificant.  However, there is no way, no way, the security forces surrounding the first family would allow a trip to Africa given the threats specifically coming from there.  Remember AQNA has now aquired, according to our own intelligence community, mobile surface to air missles, shoulder fired surface to air missles, and other massive weapons items from the turmoil in Libya.  It has been well documented that AQNA and other elements of terrorism have purchased weapons from Libya weapons depots, and the “Libyan Freedom Fighters” have used the money to continue financing their rebellion.    No way under any ordinary circumstance that a presidential visit into the region would be permitted, or the first family, NO WAY.

Something’s up…

My guess is that Michelle is en-route to quash the monument to Obama.  Obama himself cannot go because that would raise entirely too many suspicions.  Yet it has to be a member of the family in order for the request to carry the clout needed to stop the plan.  Remember, these folks are in 24/7 campaign mode always, always, looking at the optics and trying to deflect, divert, distract.?”

Fworst Lady Headed to Africa….. Errrr…. curiosor and curiosor…

As of the end of March, Obama for America had spent nearly $3 million on legal fees since the 2008 election. In all, the president’s campaign spent three times more on lawyers after Election Day than in the two years preceding it.

The lion’s share of Obama’s legal spending went to Perkins Coie, a well-known Democratic legal and accounting firm. Perkins Coie is representing the Obama campaign in all major legal matters, including  seven of the FEC’s known investigations involving the White House bid. In each of these cases, the FEC voted to dismiss the case or found “no reason to believe” that the Obama for America or related committees had violated any laws.

Perkins Coie may be also representing Obama for America in the FEC’s spending investigation of a Republican National Committee complaint. A few weeks before the election, the RNC alleged that Obama’s campaign accepted donations from foreign nationals, received contributions that had exceed limits and submitted fictitious donor names to the agency. The status of this investigation is unknown, though the FEC confirmed it received the complaint.”

Obama’s 2008 Campaign Under Two Year Investigation: Federal Election Commission Now Launches Audit

A Smidge Too Far – Despite Brennan’s Lying and Usurpation of Law, President Obama Gives Strong Vote of Confidence In CIA Director John Brennan

The above post doesn’t mention Perkins Coie but it does reveal some of John Brennan’s unethical & illegal behavior in attempting to cover up some of Obama’s background & activities.  These activities likely tied into numerous lawsuits where Perkins Coie was enlisted to protect Obama’s story & deny citizens access to proof of his background & identity.  The passport “job” referenced in the above post was one such action taken on behalf of Obama to shield him from scrutiny…

Well, unfortunately fatigue is setting in so I will leave to another post some of the Perkins Coie connections & info available combing through other sources…

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