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Trump, Supporters Go On Offense After Report Of Clinton Tie To Dossier

The president and his allies argue that since Hillary Clinton paid for the infamous dossier, that means it's a political hatchet job and so is the Russia imbroglio.
Speaking to the media prior to departing from the White House on Wednesday, President Trump repeated his theory that the Russia collusion story is a hoax. / SAUL LOEB / Getty Images

A long-simmering fight is back on this week over the role of the infamous Donald Trump dossier after a new report that confirmed that the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign helped fund it.

The battle over the unverified dossier is a crucial front in the broader political fight over the Trump White House, the public's perceptions of the president and his stunning election win.

The DNC and Clinton campaign's role in funding the dossier, , doesn't add much to what was already public. It's been understood for months that the research that went into the document was

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