James Comey's 'coordination' testimony sheds new context on Clinton campaign's dossier funding

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The president tweeted after South Carolina GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight committee, told "Fox News Sunday" that his concerns about Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign purportedly paying a law firm at least $10 million for the dossier, which was to be used as Trump opposition research.

In a series of midmorning Twitter posts, Trump said Republicans were now pushing back against the Russian Federation allegations by looking into Clinton.

The president's latest outburst over the inquiry led by special counsel Robert Mueller surfaced on Twitter as his administration braced for the possibility that the first batch of charges in the case could be publicly announced as soon as Monday. Elias served as Podesta's attorney and was with him during his interview with the committee, multiple sources told CNN.

For example, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, has voiced concerns the the FBI might have started its investigation into Trump and Russian Federation using this opposition research, tainting it from the start.

'There is so much GUILT by Democrats/Clinton, and now the facts are pouring out.

The Washington Free Beacon, which is funded in part by billionaire Paul Singer, allegedly paid Fusion GPS to start investigating Trump in October 2015; only later did Clinton's team back the firm.

Democrats have downplayed the funding aspect of the dossier, which was funded by an unnamed "never Trump" Republican in the primary and then the Democrats through the general election, as they argue to content of the memo is more important.

Trump also tweeted Sunday about Clinton's involvement in what he called the "Uranium to Russian Federation deal", demanding that the matter receive greater scrutiny.

On Sunday talk shows, Republicans rallied around Trump and questioned how CNN could have received information about secret grand jury proceedings. Clinton has said Comey's letter to Congress on the issue tilted the race to Trump.

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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.

According to the statement, Free Beacon representatives told the House Intelligence Committee Friday they would answer questions about the "ongoing probe of Fusion GPS and the Steele dossier".

"So I'm going to continue to do that", she said.

Langer said Saturday that "the Beacon has agreed to cooperate with the House Intelligence Committee to help the Committee verify" that the outlet had no connection to Steele's dossier.

Mr Trump also railed against the decision by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey - who he fired in May - not to bring criminal charges against Mrs Clinton for possible mishandling of classified information.

She said further that Marc Elias, a lawyer representing Hillary for America and the DNC, should be questioned "more than anyone".

Congressional sources say Fusion GPS is an opposition-research group for Democrats though it claims to be a "research and strategic intelligence firm".

Republicans have tried to nail Clinton on pay-to-play allegations as her husband was paid $500,000 to give a speech in Moscow by a Russian bank with Kremlin ties and connections to the Uranium One deal, while the decision-making process was taking place. The New York Times has not confirmed that charges have been approved.

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