HRC and DNC paid for Steele. @DavidMDrucker @ThadMcCotter @JohnFund

Oct 31, 2017, 04:04 AM

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HRC and DNC paid for Steele. @DavidMDrucker @ThadMcCotter @JohnFund

The DNC and Clinton campaign-funded research continued through the end of October 2016, according to the Post's report.

A letter obtained by CBS News shows Fusion expressed interest in engaging with Perkins Coie in connection with research about Mr. Trump that Fusion had already been conducting for clients during the GOP primaries. One passage of the letter from Pekins Coie to William W. Taylor III, whose client was Fusion GPS:

"Fusion GPS approached Perkins-Coie in early March of 2016 and, aware that Perkins Coie represented the Democratic National Committee ("DNC") and HFACC, Inc. ("Hillary for America") with respect to the 2016 elections, expressed interest in an engagement with the firm in connection with the 2016 presidential election 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. To assist in its representation of the DNC and Hillary for America, Perkins Coie engaged Fusion GPS in April of 2016, to perform a variety of research services during the 2016 election cycle. By its terms, the engagement concluded prior to the November 2016 presidential election."