Lordy, lordy. Now the 2 top-dog Democrats who ran the Clinton campaign are trapped in a lie so huge, even CNN is covering it!
Sources have told CNN that Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta and former Democratic National Committee chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz both lied to congressional investigators that they knew their party was paying an agent inside Russia for dirt on Donald Trump.
If the statements were made in the course of the official investigation, that means that Wasserman-Schultz and Podesta could each go to prison for perjury or contempt of Congress.
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More from CNN:
The interviews happened before this week’s disclosure that the Clinton campaign and DNC paid for the research. Senate investigators may seek to further question the two top Democrats and dig deeper on the origins of the so-called Trump dossier, one of the sources briefed on the matter said.
Their remarks to congressional investigators raise the stakes in their assertion that they knew nothing about the funding because it’s against the law to make false statements to Congress.
In recent closed-door interviews with the Senate intelligence committee, Podesta and Wasserman Schultz said they did not know who had funded Fusion GPS, the intelligence firm that hired British Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele to compile the dossier on Trump, the sources said.
Podesta was asked in his September interview whether the Clinton campaign had a contractual agreement with Fusion GPS, and he said he was not aware of one, according to one of the sources.
Sitting next to Podesta during the interview: his attorney Marc Elias, who worked for the law firm that hired Fusion GPS to continue research on Trump on behalf of the Clinton campaign and DNC, multiple sources said. Elias was only there in his capacity as Podesta’s attorney and not as a witness.
Senate intelligence Chairman Richard Burr told CNN Wednesday that the disclosure that Fusion GPS had been paid by the Clinton campaign and the DNC opens up a new line of inquiry for the panel to pursue as part of its investigation.
“This provides us the ability to connect some dots that we couldn’t do before this,” Burr said. “And any investigation when you have a revelation this big, it begins to clarify some pictures that you were already trying to understand. This … will require us to dig a lot deeper in some areas that maybe a week ago we weren’t planning to.”
Lock her…er…Lock THEM Up!
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