Quote: A new book claims former President Barack Obama hired Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Romney
Obama used law firm Perkins Coie to hide payment to Fusion GPS
The Clinton campaign would later do the same thing to investigate Trump
The Barack Obama presidential campaign hired Fusion GPS in 2012 to dig up dirt on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to a book released on Tuesday.
The Obama campaign hid its payments to Fusion GPS through its law firm, Perkins Coie. The arrangement is similar to the one that the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee used to pay Fusion for its investigation of then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016.
A pattern of criminal behavior stretching back years.