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Obama’s 2012 campaign employed Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Mitt Romney, book claims

A new book claims that President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign employed Fusion GPS to dig dirt on Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

(Reuters)

President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign set a controversial group Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a new book claims — the questions to Democrats, ” possible long-term loyalty to the group.

Fusion GPS is included, the opposition research-the company behind the “trump-dossier,” what the former FBI Director, James Comey described as “voluptuous” and “non-verified” claims about then-candidate Donald Trump. The dossier quotes the Russian sources that said Russia had the information, the trump card is compromised.

The company has retained Marc Elias, a lawyer, of both the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign, and the Democratic National Committee. It was then that the Fusion of GPS set to write to a former British spy Christopher Steele the dossier.

House Republicans have alleged that the FBI used the documents to the permission of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to spy on the court of Trump’s campaign and the transition of the communication in the team and hid the party political support. This assured the FISA warrant for Trump aide Carter page.

But “Russian Roulette:The inside Story of Putin’s war on America and Donald Trump’s Election” reports written by Yahoo’s Michael Isikoff and mother Jones’ David Corn and published Tuesday, that the ratio between the Democrats and the Fusion goes back much further, to at least 2012.

“In 2012, Fusion GPS was set to do opposition research on Mitt Romney, Barack Obama’s re-election campaign,” the book claims.

Isikoff was also behind an article in the year 2016, reported intelligence officers removed the probing contacts between the side and the Kremlin.The House Intelligence Committee, the memo said, the article was cited extensively in the first FISA application.

According to the book, the 2012 Obama campaign, the payments to the group were never publicly disclosed. Instead, it was reported that the legal bills to the campaign’s law firm — Perkins Coie.

Perkins Coie was Elias’ company, which the Clinton campaign and the DNC paid at least $9 million, and the retained Fusion GPS.

The Daily Caller, which first took the passage in “Russian Roulette”, it was reported that the Fusion of GPS paid more than $1 million for his research on Trump. The company paid Steele nearly $178,000 for his work on the dossier.

Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for FoxNews.com. He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.

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