US President Donald Trump’s statement that he would accept ‘dirt’ on his political rivals from foreign governments has grabbed the headlines. Meanwhile, Republicans did not fail to remind that at one point Democrats were going to do exactly the same thing.
In 2017 former Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon expressed his regret for not knowing about the Steele dossier, anti-Trump research conducted by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer, and said that he would have volunteered to travel to Europe in order to make sure dirt on Trump and his campaign officials was true.
“The first I learned of Christopher Steele or saw any dossier was after the election,” Fallon told the Washington Post reporters in October 2017. “But if I had gotten handed it last fall, I would have had no problem passing it along and urging reporters to look into it.”
“Opposition research happens on every campaign, and here you had probably the most shadowy guy ever running for president, and the FBI certainly has seen fit to look into it. I probably would have volunteered to go to Europe myself to try and verify if it would have helped get more of this out there before the election.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website