After being caught red handed this week by the House Intelligence Committee of being behind the funding that produced the infamous Fusion GPS Russian dossier on Donald Trump, two time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is claiming she knew nothing about the payments or the existence of the dossier at all. Further, she's using Barack Obama's excuse of "I learned about it through news reports."
Hillary Clinton was unaware of the now-infamous dossier of allegations about Donald Trump and Russia prior to Buzzfeed's publishing of the document earlier this year, a source familiar with the matter has told CNN.
Clinton was disappointed that the research from the document was not made public before she lost the 2016 election, the source said.
The New York Times first reported on Wednesday that Clinton didn't know about the dossier until it was published, citing two associates who discussed the matter with her.
The news comes a day after the law firm representing the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee acknowledged it helped fund opposition research on President Donald Trump that ultimately resulted in the dossier.
Meanwhile, her former campaign spokesperson is calling the dossier basic and typical opposition research, despite the campaign and DNC denying for a year they had anything to do with it at all.
Former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is also pleading ignorance.
Current and past leaders of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) say they had no knowledge that the national party was helping to fund a dossier compiled by a British spy that contained scandalous accusations about President Trump.
The big question is whether the Clinton campaign used the dossier, which they paid for, to spark an FBI investigation into the Trump campaign. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill will certainly want to know.