from the Washington Times
British ex-spy Christopher Steele,
who wrote the Democrat-financed anti-Trump dossier, said in a court
case that he was hired by a Democratic law firm in preparation for
Hillary Clinton challenging the results of the 2016 presidential
He said the law firm Perkins Coie wanted to be in a
position to contest the results based on evidence he unearthed on the
Trump campaign conspiring with Moscow on election interference.
His scenario is contained in a sealed Aug. 2 declaration in a defamation law suit brought by three Russian bankers in London.
The trio’s American attorneys filed his answers Tuesday in a libel
lawsuit in Washington against the investigative firm Fusion GPS, which
handled the former British intelligence officer.
In an answer to interrogatories, Mr. Steele
wrote: “Fusion’s immediate client was law firm Perkins Coie. It engaged
Fusion to obtain information necessary for Perkins Coie LLP to provide
legal advice on the potential impact of Russian involvement on the legal
validity of the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election.
“Based on that advice, parties such as the
Democratic National Committee and HFACC Inc. (also known as ‘Hillary for
America’) could consider steps they would be legally entitled to take
to challenge the validity of the outcome of that election.”...
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