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  • FEC hit with lawsuit over ignoring civil complaint accusing Clinton, DNC in election scheme

    04/16/2018 9:42:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2018 | Perry Chiaramonte
    EXCLUSIVE: The Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee allegedly used state chapters as strawmen to launder as much as $84 million in an effort to circumvent campaign donation limits, and the Federal Election Commission ignored complaints exposing the practice, a lawsuit filed Monday claims. The Committee to Defend the President (CDP), a political action committee formally known as Stop Hillary PAC, filed its complaint with the FEC in December 2017 with the claims that the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) solicited cash from big-name donors, and allegedly sent that money through state chapters and back to the DNC before...
  • Caught in the Searchlight: Hsu, Reid, and the Searchlight Leadership Fund

    09/13/2007 12:59:08 PM PDT · by Fedora · 77 replies · 6,422+ views
    Original FReeper research | 9/13/2007 | Fedora
    Caught in the Searchlight: Hsu, Reid, and the Searchlight Leadership Fund Harry Reid’s Mob Money, Part 5By Fedora Fugitive fundraiser Norman Hsu’s donations to Hillary Clinton have understandably grabbed the limelight, but there is another story lurking in the shadows of the affair. Federal Election Commission documents record that on May 17, 2007, Hsu donated $1,000 to the Searchlight Leadership Fund, a political action committee associated with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. On the same day, Searchlight received a $1,000 contribution from Winkle Paw, described by Hsu’s lawyer as a business associate of Hsu. Also donating $1,000 to Searchlight that...
  • Bernie Sanders Fined For Illegally Coordinating With Australian Labor Party

    03/01/2018 3:47:55 PM PST · by bitt · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/28/2018 | ANDREw KERR
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) fined Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign $14,500 for accepting illegal in-kind foreign contributions from the Australian Labor Party (ALP) during the 2016 elections. The ruling stems from a February 2016, conservative activist group Project Veritas video showing Australian nationals working for the Sanders campaign on the dime of the Australian taxpayer funded ALP. Republican and former New Hampshire House speaker William O’Brien filed a complaint with the FEC shortly after Project Veritas made the footage public, alleging the ALP had made “prohibited foreign contributions” to the Sanders campaign, according to WMUR. The FEC levied the fine...
  • Breaking: Australian Labor Party Sent Operatives to Work Against Trump During 2016 Campaign (TRUNC)

    02/28/2018 6:33:17 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 2/28/2018 | Jim Hoft
    It is well documented that the Australian Labor Party sent staffers to work against Donald Trump in the 2016 campaign. The story was well documented and raised a bit of a stink in Australia because the operatives were funded by Aussie taxpayers. When will Dirty Cop Robert Mueller indict these foreign nationals? This makes the Russian influence pale in significance. In February 2016 Project Veritas released video of Australian Labor Party activists assisting Democrats in the US. The activists are seen assisting the Bernie Sanders campaign. This is a clear violation of FEC laws. Will Robert Mueller indict this foreign...
  • Booker, Gillibrand Want to Stymie Special Interest Spending, Except Labor and Ideological Groups

    02/24/2018 5:43:46 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 24, 2018 | Haris Alic
    Senators Cory Booker (N.J.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), who top the list of potential Democratic challengers to President Donald Trump in 2020, both announced last week that they would forgo accepting donations from corporate PACs in an effort to cure the corrosive effect they say special interest spending has had on the political system. But neither extended their pledge to labor unions and ideological groups. Gillibrand made her pledge last week. It was quickly followed by Booker, who, echoing Gillibrand, said the "campaign finance system is broken." Neither's pledge to stymie outside spending, however, extended to labor unions and ideological...
  • FEC Democrats Waging "Underground" War On Drudge, Conservative Media

    02/17/2018 8:50:58 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    Democrats on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) have taken their fight against media outlets such as Fox and the Drudge Report “underground,” says Lee Goodman, who is leaving the agency Friday after nearly five years on the panel. “The debate has gone underground, it has not ceased,” said Goodman, who pointed to a campaign by FEC Democrats to remove long-standing media exemptions on fines and criminal charges for not policing whether or not political ads contained the proper disclaimers identifying their source. In a memo about a recent case, for example, Goodman said that Democrats Ellen Weintraub and Steven Walther...
  • Trump fills White House counsel and deputy national security posts

    11/25/2016 6:13:50 PM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/25/16 | Jerry Markon, Karen Tumulty, Karoun Demirjian
    President-elect Donald Trump on Friday named a libertarian election lawyer as his White House counsel and a hard-line former Reagan administration official to a top post on his national security staff. Trump announced that Donald McGahn, a controversial former member of the Federal Election Commission who had served as Trump's campaign lawyer, will be his White House counsel. (snip) For deputy national security adviser, Trump chose Kathleen "KT" McFarland, who in her most recent role as a Fox News analyst has expressed strident opposition to many of President Obama's national security policies.
  • The biggest Hillary Clinton scandal no one's talking about

    01/13/2018 10:28:24 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 10, 2018 | Ted Harvey
    You've heard of Benghazi and Uranium One. But more than a year after Hillary Clinton’s resounding loss to President Trump, she must now grapple with a new scandal: An ongoing Federal Election Commission investigation into an alleged $84 million money laundering scheme orchestrated by the Hillary Victory Fund — the $500 million joint fundraising committee between the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and Democratic state parties. Based on former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile’s public comments, a memo by former Clinton campaign manager Robbie Mook, and months of reviewing FEC reports, the Committee to Defend the President has filed an...
  • Legal Complaint Filed Against Hillary for $84 Million Money-Laundering Scam

    12/29/2017 2:13:00 PM PST · by davikkm · 25 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    This year seems to end on a very interesting note. We just got word that a Federal Elections Committee complaint was filed by the Committee to Defend the President against the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF), also known as Hillary Clinton’s campaign organization, but that’s not all. The complaint also mentions state Democratic parties, the Democratic National Committee and a number of DEM mega donors. The ironically named Hillary Victory Fund asked for six figure donations from Democratic donors and then routed the cash through state parties in a money laundering scheme of sorts. Finally, the money ended up into Hillary...
  • The Anatomy Of Hillary Clinton's $84 Million Money-Laundering Scheme

    12/27/2017 4:35:32 AM PST · by Dana1960 · 20 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/26/17 | Dan Backer
    In 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of my client, Alabama engineer Shaun McCutcheon, in his challenge to the Federal Election Commission's (FEC) outdated "aggregate limits," which effectively limited how many candidates any one donor could support. Anti-speech liberals railed against McCutcheon's win, arguing it would create supersized "Joint Fundraising Committees" (JFCs). In court, they claimed these JFCs would allow a single donor to cut a multimillion-dollar check, and the JFC would then route funds through dozens of participating state parties, who would then funnel it back to the final recipient. Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer claimed the Supreme...
  • Hillary Clinton campaign, DNC accused of 'corrupt' money scheme in new FEC complaint

    12/19/2017 9:14:46 AM PST · by SSS Two · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12.19.2017 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A new legal complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission alleges that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee used state chapters as strawmen to circumvent campaign donation limits and laundered the money back to her campaign. The Committee to Defend the President, a political action committee, filed its complaint with the FEC on Monday with the allegations that the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) solicited cash from big-name donors, including Calvin Klein and “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane -- money that was allegedly sent through state chapters and back to the DNC before ending up with the Clinton...
  • FCC votes to kill net neutrality rules

    12/14/2017 10:36:00 AM PST · by ColdOne · 223 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 12/14/17 | Melissa Quinn
    The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal net neutrality rules, over the objection of Democrats in Congress, Internet activists and online companies. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Commissioner Michael O’Rielly, and Commissioner Brendan Carr, all Republicans, supported the proposed rollback of the Obama-era rules. Democratic Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel opposed the change.
  • Soros and Schumer-Backed Organizations Are the ‘Dark Money’ Behind AL Shell Group Attacking Moore

    12/12/2017 9:01:35 AM PST · by Cheerio · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Dec 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    FULL TITLE: Report: Soros and Schumer-Backed Organizations Are the ‘Dark Money’ Behind Alabama Shell Group Attacking Roy Moore Politico reported on Monday that the George Soros-funded Priorities USA Action and Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) Senate Majority PAC are the dark money behind the Alabama shell group that has spent more than $4.1 million to defeat conservative Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday’s Alabama U.S. Senate special election in which he faces liberal Democrat Doug Jones: Highway 31, which has dropped more than $4.1 million in support of Jones and against Roy Moore ahead of Tuesday’s Senate special election, is a joint...
  • David Brock May Be Illegally Funding An Effort To Impeach Trump

    12/09/2017 4:04:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:43 PM 12/08/2017 | Robert Donachie
    David Brock’s Media Matters for America appears to be granting hundreds of thousands of dollars in charitable funds to political groups that are trying to impeach the president and unseat Republicans across the nation. Brock’s Media Matters for America is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has tax-exempt status. That tax-exempt status comes with an important caveat: the non-profit is barred from participating in political activity–funding or otherwise–that is in support or opposition to a candidate for office. Media Matters for America granted $200,000 in 2016 to a Brock organization, though it is unclear if it was American Bridge 21st...
  • TrumpDonor.com

    12/02/2017 1:57:18 AM PST · by KJC1 · 29 replies
    https://trumpdonor.com/ ^ | 12-002-2017 | Who Knows
    I just googled myself, which I don't often do, then I found this. Who the hell are these people? Yeah, I'm a "Trump Donor" so I'm on these crazies' list. Are you? I know political donations are public but this is...fill in the blank.
  • Surprise: Unanimous FEC to push for Internet regulation

    11/16/2017 11:00:11 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2017-11-16 | Paul Bedard
    In a major shift, Republicans on the Federal Election Commission plan to join Democrats Thursday in calling for new Internet regulations on paid digital political ads. In a statement issued late Wednesday, the three GOP members cited the “thousands of comments” from the public calling for new disclosure rules in light of concerns Russian activists used Internet posts on Facebook to try to influence the 2016 presidential elections. “We hereby move to direct the Office of General Counsel to draft a notice of proposed rulemaking, as soon as is practicable, that proposes revisions to commission rules governing disclaimers on paid...
  • Obama-Appointed Judge Overseeing Fusion GPS Case Is Unexpectedly Removed

    11/10/2017 4:22:20 PM PST · by scooby321 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/10/2017 | Joshua Caplan
    One swamp creature down, countless more to go. The Obama-appointed judge overseeing the Fusion GPS case, Tanya Chutkan, has been unexpectedly removed. Chutkan was troubling because she was an Obama appointee whose law firm represented Huma Abedin and other Democrat insiders. She’s also the judge who ordered DHS to procure an abortion for a pregnant illegal teen. Now, for reasons we don’t know, Chutkan has been taken off the Fusion GPS case and the case handed to Judge Richard de Leon. This is the PACER notice (Fusion GPS is the d/b/a of Bean LLC, see the last link) : Why...
  • FEC Complaint Says Clinton Campaign, DNC Violated Law Over Trump Dossier

    10/25/2017 1:54:04 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 66 replies
    “By filing misleading reports, the DNC and Clinton campaign undermined the vital public information role of campaign disclosures,” said Adav Noti, with the Campaign Legal Center in a statement obtained by LawNewz. Noti previously served as the FEC’s Associate General Counsel for Policy.
  • Hillary Clinton’s key aides still collect cash from campaign months after loss

    10/24/2017 4:25:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 24, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Hillary Clinton's White House bid may have ended with the presidential election, but paychecks issued by her campaign committee continue unabated for top aides. Third-quarter filings to the Federal Election Commission show key figures from Mrs. Clinton’s failed presidential campaign continue to collect thousands of dollars from Hillary for America. FEC documents viewed by The Washington Free Beacon reveal: FEC documents viewed by The Washington Free Beacon reveal: • Elizabeth Jones, the chief operating officer of Hillary for America, received $95,000 by the campaign in 2017. • Huma Abedin received $65,000 between mid-November to the end of June. Roughly $2,000...
  • John McCain wants Google and Facebook to reveal who pays for political ads

    10/20/2017 1:34:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Vox ^ | October 19, 2017 | Ella Nilsen
    Three senators are putting pressure on internet giants like Facebook and Google to be more transparent about who is buying political ads on their sites in the wake of revelations that Russian-linked operatives placed ads on social media networks to sow division in the runup to the 2016 election. On Thursday, Republican Sen. John McCain announced he is joining Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner to co-sponsor the Honest Ads Act, which would require political ads sold on the internet to follow the same rules as ones sold on television, radio, and satellite networks, all of which have to...