Watchdog Group: Clinton Campaign, DNC Broke FEC Law to Fund Russia Dossier

    In yet another allegation of misconduct on the part of Secretary Clinton and those around her, “[t]he revelation that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund a salacious anti-Trump dossier last year is raising new legal questions for the Clinton team—with a watchdog group filing a formal complaint alleging they hid the payments from public view,” Fox News reports.

    The group making this complaint is the Campaign Legal Center, who is accusing the DNC and Clinton’s campaign committee of not accurately reporting the nature of the research they paid for:

    “According to the [Washington] Post, that money was routed from the Clinton campaign and the DNC through the law firm Perkins Coie and described on FEC reports as legal services. The Clinton campaign reportedly paid the law firm nearly $6 million from June 2015 to December 2016, while the DNC paid $3.6 million, though it’s unclear how much money went to Fusion GPS.”

    The Washington Post broke the story earlier this week about the Clinton campaign and the DNC bankrolling the research that became the now-famous dossier meant to expose collusion with Russia on the part of the Trump campaign.

    Some are stating that Clinton herself knew nothing of the dossier before BuzzFeed published it in January of this year.