Congressional GOP demanding answers from Wasserman-Schultz, Podesta on Trump dossier funds


After a Washington Post article revealed earlier this week that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee both contributed large amounts of money toward the research that led to the Trump dossier, Hill Republicans believe former DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and former Clinton campaign manager John Podesta might not have told the entire truth last month when they said before a Senate panel that they had no such knowledge of the payments.

South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, suggested on “Fox News Sunday” that the DNC paying a law firm for so-called opposition research connected to the dossier was tantamount to money laundering.

“I’m not an election law expert, but the good news is you don’t have to be, to understand the absurdity of believing that you can launder all of your campaign money by just hiring a law firm,” said Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor. “So I’m interested in that.”

He also seemed to question Podesta and Wasserman Schultz telling the Senate Intelligence Committee last month that they didn’t know who paid for the dossier.

“I am also interested in sharing some memory tricks with folks at the DNC because no one can remember who paid $10 million to a law firm to do oppo research,” Gowdy said. “I find that stunning. $10 million and no one can remember who authorized it, who approved it, who said, ‘This is a really good idea.’”

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