Rightwing site Washington Free Beacon says it hired firm to dig up dirt on several GOP candidates including Trump during 2016 election
A conservative US website has admitted that it initially hired the political research firm behind the controversial dossier on Donald Trump that outlined the president’s alleged ties to Russia.
During the 2016 election race, the Washington Free Beacon, a rightwing site funded by a prominent Republican donor, hired a firm called Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on several GOP presidential candidates, including Trump, the site said on Friday. But Matthew Continetti, editor in chief, said the Free Beacon had “no knowledge of or connection to” the dossier or Christopher Steele, the former British spy behind the document.
Link : Conservative site initially hired firm that produced Trump-Russia dossier