A former Clinton campaign worker responded Tuesday to news that the campaign and the Democratic National Committee had paid for the infamous Russian dossier that made allegations against then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Brian Fallon, press secretary for Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, unabashedly called the expenditure “money well spent.”
“I have no idea what Fusion or Steele were paid but if even a shred of that dossier ends up helping Mueller, it will prove money well spent,” he tweeted.
Marc Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, paid the intelligence firm Fusion GPS to collect information on Trump. The firm hired Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer, to help.
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Special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into whether or not the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, has already interviewed Steele, The Hill reported.
Fallon, now a contributor at CNN, also claimed that he would have tried to help Steele create the dossier.
“I regret I didn’t know about Christopher Steele’s hiring pre-election. If I had, I would have volunteered to go to Europe and try to help him,” he wrote.
He also praised Elias for his role in creating the dossier.
“And all this time I thought @marceelias was merely best election lawyer & voting rights lawyer in U.S. Proud to have shared foxhole with him,” he tweeted.
On Wednesday, Fallon spoke out regarding whether he though Clinton knew about the connections between her campaign and the dossier.
“I don’t know. I haven’t asked. I haven’t spoken to her,” he said on CNN.
“She may have known, but the degree of exactly what she knew is beyond my knowledge.”
Even if Clinton did know about the dossier, Fallon doesn’t think it matters.
Clinton herself has stayed silent since the news about the dossier came out, The Washington Post reported.
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