Arrest expected over claim Russian Federation helped Donald Trump win U.S. election

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"During the 2016 election cycle we retained Fusion GPS to provide research on multiple candidates in the Republican presidential primary, just as we retained other firms to assist in our research into Hillary Clinton", The Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief Matthew Continetti and chairman Michael Goldfarb said in a written statement.

Trump's tweets followed a CNN report late Friday that a federal grand jury in Washington has approved the first charges in a criminal investigation into Russian Federation ties led by special counsel Robert Mueller.

On the same day, Elias' law firm, Perkins Coie, which represented the Clinton campaign and the DNC, confirmed it had hired Fusion GPS in April 2016.

Ty Cobb, a member of Trump's legal team, said the president was not referring to CNN's reporting. "There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out".

In the series of tweets Sunday, the president again attempted to make the larger case that Washington and the rest of the country is consumed by the Justice Department's special counsel probe into whether Trump associates colluded with Russian Federation during the White House race, amid similar issues related to Democrats and others.

On Sunday, Trump went after Mueller's investigation again.

According to court filings in a libel suit against Mr. Steele, the ex-spy said he got specific instructions from Fusion GPS to dig up coordination between Trump people and Russian Federation.

Fusion GPS, which hired Steele to gather information, was first employed to investigate Trump during the Republican primaries by the Washington Free Beacon, a conservative publication that receives financial support from billionaire GOP donor Paul Singer, according to two people familiar with Singer.

Multiple congressional committees have undertaken their own investigations into Russian meddling in the elections, following up on the conclusion of USA intelligence agencies that Moscow sought to sway the contest in favor of Trump - an idea that he has frequently dismissed as a hoax.


The dossier, a collection of 17 memos written by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, carried unsubstantiated claims that Russian Federation gave "valuable intelligence" on Clinton to the Trump campaign and also gathered compromising information on Trump with the intention to blackmail him later, among other claims.

"I would look for a couple of things: one, whether or not Donald Trump has some reaction and talks in a way that could be used against him in the future, because Bob Mueller would do that", Bharara said.

Republican Susan Collins of ME, a Senate Intelligence Committee member, said Clinton's campaign chairman and the former Democratic Party head need to explain what they knew about the dossier.

In the latter investigation, Republicans say they want to know why then-FBI Director James Comey publicly announced that the bureau was investigating Clinton but waited months before making a similar announcement about its inquiries into the Trump campaign.

Nevertheless, alleged collusion between Trump and the Russians became the focus of the research after it was then taken over by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) later last spring, and handed over to former British spy Christopher Steele to drive forward.

In June, Nunes stepped aside from involvement in the Russian Federation probe, after the House Ethics Committee launched an investigation into his alleged mishandling of classified information.

Collins said Elias should also be questioned.

Information for this article was contributed by Jenna Johnson of The Washington Post; by Julie Hirschfeld Davis of The New York Times; by Alan Levin, Ben Brody Mark Niquette and Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News; and by staff members of The Associated Press.

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