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  • 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in favor of my client, Alabama engineer Shaun McCutcheon, in his challenge to the Federal Election Commission's (FEC) outdated "aggregate limits," which effectively limited how many candidates any one donor could support.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...
  • Drudge, Facebook, NYT readers could face libel suits for sharing 'fake news' [Former Dem FEC Chair]

    10/19/2017 5:49:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/18/17 | Paul Bedard
    Political content on the internet, paid or not, should face substantial federal regulation to eliminate undefined "disinformation," and users of platforms and news feeds, from Facebook, to Twitter, to the Drudge Report and even New York Times, could be punished for sharing "fake news" from those sites, the former Democratic chair of the FEC is urging.In a broad proposal that adds threatening libel suits to regulatory plans already pushed by Democrats on the Federal Election Commission, ex-chair Ann Ravel believes that there is support for expanded regulation in the wake of reports foreign governments spent $100,000 on 2016 political ads...
  • FEC Commissioner Uses Russian Meddling As Excuse To Restrict Internet Speech

    10/12/2017 2:33:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | David Warrington
    Anti-free speech liberals have long sought to regulate and restrict Americans’ freedom of speech on the Internet. Now, their longtime champion, FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, has found her latest excuse to restrict American citizens’ free speech on their own websites, blogs, YouTube, and social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Speaking about Russian meddling in the last election at a recent meeting of the FEC (at minute 10:55), Weintraub stated: If you’re interested I’m happy to talk about it but I’m not here proposing that we reopen the entire Internet rulemaking from 2006. I think that’s something we might want...
  • Donald McGahn tapped as Trump White House Counsel

    11/25/2016 11:24:36 AM PST · by Degaston · 9 replies
    President-elect Donald Trump has named Donald McGahn as White House counsel and assistant to the president.
  • Clinton paid aide Huma Abedin nearly $65G from campaign funds since defeat

    08/21/2017 7:51:13 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 33 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | August 21, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has paid Huma Abedin nearly $65,000 from her campaign funds since her November election defeat, Federal Election Commission filings show.
  • DNC Slapped With FEC Complaint For ‘Colluding With Ukraine During The Election’

    08/10/2017 2:53:50 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 21 replies
    the gateway pundit ^ | Aug 9th, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    One of the most egregious aspects of the media’s coverage of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is its refusal to report on the efforts of the DNC and Ukraine to get Hillary Clinton elected President. Watchdog group Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust (FACT) agrees, and have filed a complaint with the FEC over the alleged collusion between the DNC and Ukraine.
  • FEC Shoots Down Democrat’s Plan to Target Conservative Media (Drudge and others)

    07/15/2017 2:22:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/14/2017 | COLIN MADINE
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has declined a proposal by Democrat Commissioner Ellen Weintraub to undertake new rulemaking regarding alleged foreign influence in the 2016 election to target conservative media including the Drudge Report and Breitbart News, stating it “cannot support proposals that would burden the free speech rights of American citizens based on incomplete information about foreign activities in the 2016 election.” The FEC has declined to consider new rulemaking over alleged foreign influence in the 2016 presidential election that could target conservative media including InfoWars and Breitbart News. In a statement released by Vice Chair Caroline Hunter and...
  • FEC Commissioner Now Going After Right Wing Media Over Russian 'Collusion'

    07/12/2017 10:48:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | July 11, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    FEC Commissioner Now Going After Right Wing Media Over Russian 'Collusion' By Kristine Marsh | July 11, 2017 The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is looking to target right-wing media outlets under the guise that they could’ve helped Russia interfere into our presidential election, reported The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard Tuesday. The commission will decide at this Thursday’s meeting whether or not to investigate websites like the Drudge Report, Breitbart and others on the right for violating election spending rules by allowing advertising on their Facebook pages by Russian entities. The call for investigation was spearheaded by the FEC’s Democrat commissioner,...