A left-wing superlawyer’s assault on democracy


Democratic election lawyer Marc Elias wants you to believe that he wants to save democracy — by, conveniently, electing Democrats. But his partisanship isn’t the biggest red flag.

Elias’s attempt to hold himself up as democracy’s great defender is most complicated by his role in funding and spreading British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s discredited anti-Trump dossier while he served as the Hillary Clinton campaign’s general counsel. Those actions, as well as his behavior since then, have undermined the very democratic process of which he claims to be a champion.

The dossier was full of lurid and fantastical claims about Donald Trump’s supposed connection to Moscow. Those bits of disinformation were provided to the Clinton campaign’s allies, some of whom were hired by Elias (one such group was the opposition research firm known as…

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