Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research."

The Russian bear has its paw prints all over Fusion GPS.

"At a hearing this morning, Senate Judiciary members will receive testimony that Fusion GPS helped advocate the interests of corrupt Russian and Venezuelan officials while hiding its foreign work from federal authorities.

Many in the media have focused on whether Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort would testify publicly at the hearing. Less well covered has been anything to do with Fusion GPS, the commercial research and strategic intelligence firm behind the discredited Russian dossier that made outrageous and salacious allegations against President Donald Trump. The title of the hearing gives a clue that this lack of media interest in Fusion GPS is misguided: Oversight of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and Attempts to Influence U.S. Elections."

Democrats colluded with the Soviets for 50 years and accused those who tried to expose them as extremists.  Sound familiar!