A bombshell new book detailing the Kremlin’s efforts to undermine the US election system raised eyebrows throughout Washington this week; claiming the Obama administration hired shady opposition firm Fusion GPS to investigate Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election.
The tell-all, titled “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,” describes how senior members of the Obama campaign hired the firm behind the infamous ‘Trump Dossier’ in 2012; hiding payments to the group by funneling money through its law firm, Perkins Coie.
The Clinton campaign used similar techniques when they hired the research group to find dirt on Donald Trump during the 2016 race for the White House.
“In 2012, Fusion GPS was hired to do opposition research on Mitt Romney for Barack Obama’s reelection campaign,” writes the author.
“As had become standard practice in the shadowy world of ‘oppo’ research, the Obama campaign’s payments to Fusion GPS were never publicly disclosed; the money paid to the investigative firm was reported on campaign disclosure reports as legal bills to the campaign’s law firm, Perkins Coie,” the book adds.
According to the Daily Caller, the Obama administration paid upwards of $3 million to the law firm during the 2012 election; referring to their work as “legal services.”
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