” was the campaign chairman, not the campaign manager.
When a co-anchor added that Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook hadn’t testified yet, panelist John Avlon, a CNN contributor and editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, argued that Podesta and Clinton wouldn’t know about the dossier and funding behind it, but Mook likely would.
“When there’s opposition research, the candidate rarely knows. Certainly, the campaign chair wouldn’t know, but the campaign manager usually would,” Avlon said.
The Washington Post’s bombshell report on Tuesday found that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid millions to Perkins Coie, a D.C.-based law firm, where Democratic lawyer Marc Elias collaborated with opposition research firm Fusion GPS to construct the memo.
Former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele compiled the dossier, which included alleged scandalous material about Trump.
The dossier is the focus of numerous investigations into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election.