According to a report in the Washinton Post, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee paid for a large chunk of the research for the now infamous Trump Dossier, a fraudulent 35-page document leaked to CNN and published in full by BuzzFeed a few weeks before the Inauguration. None of it was ever proven to be true, but when leaked the document was said to have “revealed” ties between Team Trump and Russia, as well as some unsavory activity between the future president and Russian prostitutes. Of course, Anyone who has researched President Trump would have known that he’s a bit of a germaphobe—just based on that alone, one would realize that Trump would have never done some of the unsavory activity described in the dossier.
According to the WAPO story:
Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research.