Lisa Boothe: Campaign 'Disinformation' Was Funded by Clinton Camp & DNC
Lisa Boothe said on "Outnumbered" the mainstream media narrative about Russian disinformation during the presidential campaign has been upended.
Boothe reacted to new reports, now confirmed by Fox News, that a controversial anti-Trump dossier was bankrolled by Marc Elias, a lawyer representing the DNC and the Clinton campaign.
Millions were paid to a political consulting firm, Fusion GPS, which then hired a former British intelligence officer, Christopher Steele, to dig up dirt on Trump's alleged connections to Russia.
Boothe said this was not normal campaign opposition research against Trump, pointing out the media's devotion to stories about pro-Trump propaganda disseminated online by Russia-linked entities.
"Here's your disinformation and it was bought and paid for by Hillary Clinton's campaign and the DNC," said Boothe, adding that the dossier led to many of the allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
The dossier, published by Buzzfeed in a controversial move, are part of the investigations into the Trump campaign's dealings with Russia.
The House Intelligence Committee has has subpoenaed the FBI and the Justice Department for documents pertaining to the Russia dossier, but so far neither department has complied.
Brian Kilmeade noted that the dossier was originally commissioned by a GOP opponent of Trump who has still not been named.
He pointed out the $5.6 million paid out from the Clinton campaign and $3.6 million given by the DNC to fund the production of the dossier.
Watch the full discussion above.