Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s supporters paid up to $700,000 to accusers of US President Donald Trump, her Republican rival in the 2016 presidential race, a new report has revealed.
The donors handed the money to women’s rights lawyer, Lisa Bloom, in the final stages of the White House race as she tried to publicize sexual misconduct allegations by several women against Trump, The New York Times reported on Monday.
Of the hefty sum, $200,000 was funded by American Bridge, a group associated with Democratic operative and Clinton ally David Brock, while fashion entrepreneur Susie Tompkins Buell, a longtime donor to Brock, shelled out the remaining $500,000, the Times noted.
The plan fell flat, however, as none of the alleged victims stepped forward. Bloom told the Times that one of the accusers demanded $2 million to speak up.
Citing Democratic donors familiar with Bloom’s efforts, the report said the lawyer kept…