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Priebus calls on Holder to investigate Obama campaign contributions
The Hill ^ | October 11, 2012 | Justin Sink

Posted on 10/11/2012 10:19:21 AM PDT by jazusamo

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday demanding an investigation into online campaign contributions to the president's reelection campaign.

"[T]he President's campaign committee does not use the industry standard practices to guard against receiving fraudulent or excessive contributions via the internet," Priebus alleges in the letter. "As a result, the President's campaign committee is vulnerable to the receipt of prohibited contributions. Their failure to adhere to the industry standard has caused these questions regarding whether the campaign is deliberately inviting prohibited contributions."

The Priebus letter is based on a report the Obama campaign has previously dismissed as "entirely false," written by a group that the president's reelection team has called "another right-wing front group posing as an independent watchdog."

"OFA [Obama for America] does not accept donations from foreign nationals or any other ineligible individual—and the campaign voluntarily goes above and beyond Federal Election Commitments to ensure the integrity of fundraising efforts," the Obama campaign said in a statement.

The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Republicans have said that because the Obama campaign does not require donors to input a Card Verification Value — the three-digit number on the back of a credit card — there is a higher likelihood of fraudulent donations to the campaign.

And they have suggested that because a large number of users accessing the president's campaign website come from abroad, that some of those donations could come from foreign nationals — a violation of election law.

But the Obama campaign said in a statement earlier this week that the report cited by Priebus was the latest in a "pattern of peddling bogus news."

"The allegations made by Government Accountability Institute (GAI) are more reflective of the group’s politics than any grain of truth. GAI’s Chairman, Stephen Bannon, took over as executive chairman of Breitbart News and directed an anti-Obama movie released at the RNC by Citizens United," the Obama campaign said. "GAI President Peter Schweizer is a right-wing activist who advised Sarah Palin on foreign policy and worked as an editor for Breitbart News. The attorney hired by GAI to write their report, Ken Sukhia, shares an address with GAI, has “strong Republican ties,” and touts his work with Republicans on his own website."

The Obama campaign has also previously said that they regularly review their donor rolls and return donations that they suspect of being fraudulent. And the Obama campaign website explicitly states on the donation page that foreign nationals — along with feeder contractors, lobbyists, and minors, among others — are not permitted to donate to the campaign.

While the Romney campaign does require donors to input a CCV, more than one out of every 10 visitors to the Republican nominee's website also comes from "foreign sources."

Nevertheless, the letter from Priebus will likely elevate the issue. The RNC chairman tweeted about the letter Thursday morning, and the committee issued multiple press releases on his letter to Holder.

"This new report suggests that the President's campaign did not take the appropriate measures to correct for the vulnerabilities uncovered during the previous election cycle, in which reports surfaced that the president's campaign accepted a large number of excessive contributions and contributions from donors using fake names, suggesting a pattern of questionable behavior that is troubling," Priebus said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaigndonations; ccv; corruption; donation; donors; foreign; fraud; holder; obama
Holder will give this about as much attention as he did to the New Black Panther voter intimidation case.
1 posted on 10/11/2012 10:19:28 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Priebus calls on Holder to investigate Obama campaign contributions

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
2 posted on 10/11/2012 10:21:31 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: jazusamo
LOL! That's like asking him to go after Bernanke for counterfeiting.
3 posted on 10/11/2012 10:21:58 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: jazusamo

Now the GOP is trying to disenfranchise foreigners.


4 posted on 10/11/2012 10:22:23 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Roccus

My thought exactly:)


5 posted on 10/11/2012 10:23:20 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Credit-card experts explain the extent of Obama’s deception

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/10/29/credit-card-experts-explain-the-extent-of-obamas-deception/

I have over 30 years of experience in investigating Credit Card Fraud and I can tell you, which you may or may not know, that the merchant acquirer that is conducting the collection of credit / debit card for the Obama campaign are responsible for the actions to be taken regarding the Address Verification System responses. The value of the AVS system is that the issuer of the card being used provides back to the merchant acquirer a response based upon the information provided during the authorization process. This response indicates to the merchant acquirer if the card information was validated as to ownership of the account. It is the merchant acquirer that determines what to do when the authorization response is received. In most cases the transaction that comes back with any negative meaning is denied. However, if the merchant acquirer has adjusted their system to accept any response as acceptable the transaction would be completed.

The value of the AVS system is to deny Card Not Present transactions (CNP) which are suspicious. This protects the merchant against charge backs for bad transactions. What is interesting to me is that the merchant acquirer has knowingly violated a basic CNP fraud prevention technique to accommodate a merchant (Obama Campaign). I think that both the Associations (VISA & MasterCard) would be highly interested in looking at the merchant acquirer that was processing these transactions. The value of ignoring the AVS responses is that multiple invalid transactions may be made without fear of being rejected by the authorization systems. This means that the real owner of the credit card account is willing to allow multiple transactions to be made on the account using different names and addresses that under normal conditions would be denied. The merchant acquirer has a complete listing of all transactions done and it would be very interesting to see how many transactions were conducted on the same account number using different names. I would think that this would be a Federal violation under the current campaign funding laws.


I found this article from the WaPo...here’s an excerpt, including a blatant lie from the Obama campaign (”we didn’t know you could check the name”.)

From the WaPo article:

The Obama team’s disclosures came in response to questions from The Washington Post about the case of Mary T. Biskup, a retired insurance manager from Manchester, Mo., who turned up on Obama’s FEC reports as having donated $174,800 to the campaign. Contributors are limited to giving $2,300 for the general election.

Biskup, who had scores of Obama contributions attributed to her, said in an interview that she never donated to the candidate. “That’s an error,” she said. Moreover, she added, her credit card was never billed for the donations, meaning someone appropriated her name and made the contributions with another card.

When asked whether the campaign takes steps to verify whether a donor’s name matches the name on the credit card used to make a payment, Obama’s campaign replied in an e-mail: “Name-matching is not a standard check conducted or made available in the credit card processing industry. We believe Visa and MasterCard do not even have the ability to do this.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/28/AR2008102803413_pf.html

this is all from 2008


6 posted on 10/11/2012 10:23:32 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: bkepley

That could be the next RAT video ad.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 10:24:29 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Just as soon as Holder gets through with his thorough investigation into Operation Gun Walker, I’m sure he will jump right on this.........


8 posted on 10/11/2012 10:25:05 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: jazusamo

So this would be like the Jews asking the Gestapo to investigate Hitler’s camps.


9 posted on 10/11/2012 10:25:21 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: jazusamo

Hey Priebie - don’t hold your breath!


10 posted on 10/11/2012 10:25:37 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!r)
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To: All
Good piece on this from Bryan Preston at PJ Media:

Report: Obama Campaign Soliciting Foreign Donations (Again)

11 posted on 10/11/2012 10:29:24 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: TurboZamboni

Thanks for posting.


12 posted on 10/11/2012 10:30:25 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

That is about as dumb as getting Hillary to investigate Bill’s infidelities.

It ain’t gonna happen, Reinse.


13 posted on 10/11/2012 10:31:48 AM PDT by TomGuy
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

14 posted on 10/11/2012 10:33:03 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Priebus calls on Holder to investigate Obama campaign contributions.

Take my wife...please.

I just flew in from Vegas...boy are my arms tired.

A nun and a priest walk into a bar...

...but this one’s eating my popcorn.

15 posted on 10/11/2012 10:33:25 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (Muppet season now open - no bag limit)
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To: jazusamo

S’cuse me bre’r fox, but wouldchu see wha’s the matta’ wid the hen house ?


16 posted on 10/11/2012 10:34:21 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: jazusamo

I stand a better chance of becoming a virgin again.


17 posted on 10/11/2012 10:34:35 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: jazusamo

RE: Priebus calls on Holder

Might as well call on OJ Simpson to find the real killer of Nicole.


18 posted on 10/11/2012 10:35:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: jazusamo

Is this from the Onion ?


19 posted on 10/11/2012 10:37:31 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: jazusamo

In other news, Holder cleared himself, Nappy, Clinton, Perez and Obama on Fast & Furious.

This, along with $2 gets you a cup of coffee (medium) at Starbucks.


20 posted on 10/11/2012 10:41:11 AM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: mass55th

The only way were going to defeat these frauds is vote their sorry democratic commie rear ends out on their keesters in November. WITHHOLDER is a RADICAL ANTI AMERICAN DEMOCRAT hand picked by the FOREIGNER to cover his rear end using the SOCIAL JUSTICE BS has his excuse.


21 posted on 10/11/2012 10:42:48 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: jazusamo

LOL, when pigs fly comes to mind!


22 posted on 10/11/2012 10:47:21 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Roccus; Mich Patriot; SeekAndFind

Priebus calls on Holder to investigate obama campaign contributions..... “

Ok, folks - I will give Priebus this: AT LEAST he is making a public issue out of this. WHERE the heck is Boo Hoo Boehner, No Chin McConnell, ANY Republican? HHHmmm? Priebus is out there all by himself with no other GOP assistance. Add up all these scams, the labor numbers, Libya lies, foreign policy horror stories and this country is in a big fat mess.

Of course it’s never going to be investigated by the fox guarding the hen house. I give him stones for at least putting this in print.


23 posted on 10/11/2012 10:51:09 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: jazusamo

It doesn’t have to be investigated...the issue needs to be raised so the electorate has more concerns about Obama leading up to them casting their vote.


24 posted on 10/11/2012 11:34:07 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: TurboZamboni
Romney Must win. Please pursue this fraud.
25 posted on 10/11/2012 11:41:39 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: jazusamo
Obviously Holder will do nothing.

But Priebus knew that. His move was to publicize the crime.

26 posted on 10/11/2012 11:46:15 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: Lazamataz; Hotlanta Mike
His move was to publicize the crime.

Exactly, and with an unbiased media this would be a huge scandal. With the present media most people will see or read little if any of it but at least Priebus is trying.

27 posted on 10/11/2012 12:01:17 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

28 posted on 10/11/2012 12:06:10 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: jazusamo

Lather. Reince. Repeat. Fail.


29 posted on 10/11/2012 12:19:00 PM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

“....Boo Hoo Boehner....”

.
That made me cry with myrth.


30 posted on 10/11/2012 12:23:09 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: 353FMG

that made me cry with myrth.

snicker,,,,,,,,,,,,, snicker.........


31 posted on 10/11/2012 3:17:49 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: jazusamo; mickie; flaglady47
Hey......Reince the Prince is going about this exactly the right way. First zip off a letter to Holder getting the issue of campaign fraud on the record and up in front of the public.

Nobody, including Priebus, expects a cooperating response from Eric the Red. A non-response puts the GOP in a great position to nail him on arrogantly ignoring the issue.

Then go to Steps 3, 4, 5.....whatever it takes. Keep Holder on the defensive at all times. Keep Obama so nervous with the unfolding steps that he'll botch up his next debate.

The RNC Chairman deserves kudos for aggressively taking the correct opening shot at Holder......and his timing is just perfect, also.

Attaboy, Priebus.

Leni

32 posted on 10/11/2012 3:33:06 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor
Ditto your post.

See my #32.

Leni

33 posted on 10/11/2012 3:36:37 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

Attaboy, Priebus.

Leni

Double dittos.

My hopes and prayers are with Paul Ryan tonight!~!


34 posted on 10/11/2012 5:39:07 PM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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