The Washington Post reported Tuesday night that the infamous Trump-Russia dossier, which contains salacious — and mostly unverified — claims about President Donald Trump, was funded by a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC.
Now, it seems the RNC has jumped on the WaPo report, blasting it out as evidence that it was the Clinton campaign that colluded with Russia (The oppo-research was conducted by Washington firm Fusion GPS, which reportedly has ties to the Kremlin).
But, as Byron Tau of the Wall Street Journal points out, the RNC curiously removed a line from the WaPo report when circulating it. Namely, the one reporting that before the Democrat lawyer struck an agreement with the firm, “Fusion GPS’s research into Trump was funded by an unknown Republican client during the GOP primary.”
The RNC just sent around the Post’s Fusion GPS story with this very critical line removed. pic.twitter.com/vC2NXW7om4
— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) October 25, 2017
On the official GOP website too, a blog post — boasting that the WaPo report shows the “Clinton campaign and the DNC paid a firm that’s known for doing business with the Kremlin” and “spent the last year lying about it” — also omits the line that reports Fusion was first funded by a Republican client.
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