While most in the media continue to focus on a meeting that all parties involved say resulted in no damaging material against Hillary Clinton, there's little attention being paid to the fact that Hillary's supporters were able to successfully use a foreign intelligence agent to disseminate false information to the mainstream American press. The phony information allegedly came from inside the Kremlin and sought to damage then-candidate Donald Trump.
Newly-released British court documents show that Fusion GPS, an "oppo firm" funded by Hillary's supporters, successfully managed to get a former spy to discuss the phony foreign intelligence with The New York Times, The Washington Post, Yahoo News, The New Yorker, Mother Jones and CNN.
"Later, Democrats paid for the same research on Trump's past and alleged Russian ties.
Fusion GPS contracted with Steele, who had once worked as an undercover spy in Moscow. The court document lifted a veil on Washington's inner workings, with Steele laying out how Fusion briefed select reporters on the material for which it and Steele had been paid to gather.