Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

NY Post: Obama campaign accepted foreign Web donation -- and may be hiding more
NY Post ^

Posted on 10/21/2012 6:17:18 AM PDT by oneprolifewoman

The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law — and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges.

Chris Walker, a British citizen who lives outside London, told The Post he was able to make two $5 donations to President Obama’s campaign this month through its Web site while a similar attempt to give Mitt Romney cash was rejected. It is illegal to knowingly solicit or accept money from foreign citizens.

Walker said he used his actual street address in England but entered Arkansas as his state with the Schenectady, NY, ZIP code of 12345.

“When I did Romney’s, the payment got rejected on the grounds that the address on the card did not match the address that I entered,” he said. “Romney’s Web site wanted the code from the back of card. Barack Obama’s didn’t.”

In September, Obama’s campaign took in more than $2 million from donors who provided no ZIP code or incomplete ZIP codes, according to data posted on the Federal Election Commission Web site.

The Obama campaign said the FEC data was the result of “a minor technical error.”

“All the ZIP codes and numbers are real and can be verified,” spokesman Michael Czin said.

The Obama campaign’s apparent lack of safeguards makes it possible to violate the law, says a report released by the Government Accountability Institute, a Florida-based watchdog group.

The report found that one Obama site — Obama.com — gets almost half of its traffic from foreign computer addresses. The site directs users to an Obama donation page.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: donors; election2012; foreign; obama; romney; scandal

1 posted on 10/21/2012 6:17:24 AM PDT by oneprolifewoman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: oneprolifewoman

Contribution, or paycheck?


2 posted on 10/21/2012 6:20:10 AM PDT by bigbob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: oneprolifewoman

Why am I not surprised. And why will it not be surprising when it doesn’t get changed, or even really paid attention to. He is the One, the Boy King and his minions can’t be bothered with the silly rules that apply to everyone else.


3 posted on 10/21/2012 6:21:53 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (Fred Thompson said Obama is treating terrorists "as if they robbed a liquor store.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bigbob

How else on his earnings do you pay for a 34 million dollar mansion in Hawaii ...lol


4 posted on 10/21/2012 6:24:28 AM PDT by Swingj
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: oneprolifewoman

So what?

Slick did it too....

Riady
Indonesia
ChiCom Army

...... and the only thing that came from that was Gorelick’s wall. (see tag)


5 posted on 10/21/2012 6:28:15 AM PDT by Roccus (ABLE DANGER????.......What's an ABLE DANGER????)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Roccus
Thanks, Roccus.

And one thing that came in part from Gorelick's wall was a minor incident called 9/11, which I understand wasn't 'optimal.'

6 posted on 10/21/2012 6:34:30 AM PDT by Scoutmaster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: oneprolifewoman

Unethical vs Ethical

Obama vs Romney.

nuf said!


7 posted on 10/21/2012 6:36:29 AM PDT by conservativesister
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Scoutmaster

‘ZACTLY!

Just another “unintended consequence.”


8 posted on 10/21/2012 6:38:13 AM PDT by Roccus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: oneprolifewoman

Dollars from Islamdom for Hussein for President.


9 posted on 10/21/2012 6:41:53 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: oneprolifewoman

Foreigners are better citizens of the global community than Americans - so this is a reason to vote for Obama since they like him more than Romney. /s


10 posted on 10/21/2012 6:41:55 AM PDT by impimp
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: oneprolifewoman
An angle to this story that I have not seen explored is the door that the Obama campaign has opened to foreign governments to possibly extort favors from President Obama. Suppose, for example, that Iran uses the lax Obama credit card donation security to donate a few million dollars to his campaign. Then, suppose that Iran threatens to expose the corruption of the Obama campaign efforts just a few days before the election unless our government announces a major policy shift toward Iran.

How would Obama react to such a threat to his reelection chances? Equally as important is the question of whether Obama may have already been compromised during the 2008 campaign. It would explain much about some of his bizarre foreign policy positions and statements. (e.g., “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.” and "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.")

11 posted on 10/21/2012 6:43:57 AM PDT by mconley22
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: oneprolifewoman

No surprise. They deliberately have violated the law (black panther voter intimidation). What’s one more crime?


12 posted on 10/21/2012 6:48:11 AM PDT by I want the USA back
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mconley22
"An angle to this story that I have not seen explored is the door that the Obama campaign has opened to foreign governments to possibly extort favors from President Obama. Suppose, for example, that Iran uses the lax Obama credit card donation security to donate a few million dollars to his campaign. Then, suppose that Iran threatens to expose the corruption of the Obama campaign efforts just a few days before the election unless our government announces a major policy shift toward Iran."

Excellent point ... unless Obama is a willing conspirator with the Islamists and Marxists who wish to bring the US down and doesn't need to be blackmailed.

13 posted on 10/21/2012 6:48:52 AM PDT by Truth29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: oneprolifewoman

The professional hit man. I’d bet his islamist contributions are huge.


14 posted on 10/21/2012 6:49:15 AM PDT by onedoug
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: oneprolifewoman

I demand that the US Attorney General investigate this immediately.


15 posted on 10/21/2012 6:52:57 AM PDT by moovova (I work well with others, as long as they leave me alone.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bigbob

Both, I think. And everyone knew. Every muslim on the planet. And they still do.

http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/quid-pro-quo/


16 posted on 10/21/2012 6:55:29 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: oneprolifewoman

The article VASTLY underestimates the amount of foreign donations. There is absolutely nothing to prevent foreign donors from entering bogus ZIP codes even though they live overseas. The mere lack of a ZIP code could simply be an error by legitimate domestic citizen donors. Many of the illegal foreign donations could also be initiated domestically by funds funneled into the US.

And there is nothing in the Obama campaign’s software that prevents illegal donations (series of small donations adding up to amounts that vastly exceed the legal maximum) by US citizens. These small donations would be made using bogus names & addresses of course.

In other words, the modus operandi would be the same whether the illegal donations were being made by foreign or American donors and whether the donations were from computers located in the US or overseas. The software and systems process of the Obama donation sites are set up intentionally to facilitate such bogus donations. The Obama campaign as well as the Obama administration is one big anti-American criminal enterprise.

The campaign is raising tens (and possibly hundreds) of millions in illegal donations from folks who don’t have America’s best interests in mind.


17 posted on 10/21/2012 6:58:53 AM PDT by House Atreides
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Truth29
I agree that extortion need not be used to induce Obama to conduct an Islamist-friendly foreign policy. If Romney does not raise this issue during the debate, then it should be raised in some campaign ads. All his campaign needs to do is argue that this is an example of Obama’s extremely poor judgment and naiveté when dealing with potential national security threats. Let others suggest what a foreign government might do (or might have done) to exploit this vulnerability.
18 posted on 10/21/2012 7:02:04 AM PDT by mconley22
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: oneprolifewoman

Until we get some folks with GONADS and BACKBONES in the Republican party, the RNC, Congress... What’s the point?

THEY’RE not bothered by this. Why not?


19 posted on 10/21/2012 7:06:41 AM PDT by joethedrummer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: joethedrummer
"THEY’RE not bothered by this. Why not?"

Because too many of them have bought into the governing duopoly and profit from influence peddling and government corruption themselves?

20 posted on 10/21/2012 7:16:28 AM PDT by Truth29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: House Atreides

The fact is, many foreigners feel they are entitled to run the US, or have a hand in it. Just as they felt they were entitled to install who they wanted in South Africa.

Now their election “observers” will be in the US.


21 posted on 10/21/2012 7:25:07 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: oneprolifewoman
The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law — and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges.

Sounds like it could be construed as a foreign policy issue to me.

22 posted on 10/21/2012 7:27:24 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Dumb or Dumber? Biden or Obama?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: impimp
they like him more than Romney

The main reason that foreigners 'like' the current occupant of the White House is that their press is incredibly one-sided in their coverage.

I travel internationally frequently. Pick up any foreign newspaper or watch their television news and it is a replay of the NYT or NBC with zero balance, alternative viewpoints, etc. It reminds me in some ways of America about 20 years ago, before internet, Breitbart, Limbaugh, Drudge Report, Fox News, etc.
23 posted on 10/21/2012 8:27:12 AM PDT by JayNorth (Barack Obama and Joe Biden are proof positive that two wrongs don't make a right!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson