Washington( CNN) Hillary Clinton was unaware of the now-infamous dossier of allegations about Donald Trump and Russia prior to Buzzfeed's publishing of the document earlier this year, information sources very well known the matter has told CNN.

The New York Times first reported on Wednesday that Clinton didn't know about the dossier until it was published, quoting two associates who discussed the matter with her.

The news comes a day after the law firm representing the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee acknowledged it helped fund opponent research on President Donald Trump that is likely resulted in the dossier.