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 campaign.
Officials with the committee said their filing was spurred by their own analysis of FEC reports, where they said they discovered the HVF either never transferred the money to state chapters and back to the DNC, or did so without the state chapters having actual control.
“What we have found, people need to see,” Ted Harvey, chairman of the CDP which emerged from the now-defunct Stop Hillary PAC, told Fox News. “I think it’s important that the American public has an understanding of how corrupt this campaign system was and that they were doing anything they could to secure the nomination in her favor.”
In its complaint, the CDP alleges that about $84 million was funneled illegally from the DNC through state party chapters and back into the war chest of the Clinton campaign.
“Apparently the DNC’s response to the [Supreme Court] ruling was, ‘Hold my Beer.’”
“Based on publicly available FEC records, repeatedly throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, HVF would purportedly transfer funds to its constituent political committees, which included between 34 and 40 state parties,” reads a passage from a copy of the complaint reviewed by Fox News. “On the very same day each of these transfers supposedly occurred, or occasionally the very next day, every single one of those state parties purportedly contributed all of those funds to the DNC.”
CDP counsel Dan Backer said the scheme was a flagrant violation of a Supreme Court ruling that determined such moves were illegal — and broke FEC campaign contribution rules which state that an individual can contribute only $2,700 directly to a presidential campaign.
“Apparently the DNC’s response to the ruling was, ‘Hold my Beer,’” he said, referring to a phrase from an Internet meme. “These donations were specifically earmarked for the DNC and the campaign committee.”
Backer continued, “It’s not entirely clear if they transferred the money to the state parties to begin with, and if they never had control of the money, it’s not a contribution. It’s an earmark. If the money is in control of the candidate, then it is a contribution to them.”
Backer reiterated a point from the complaint — that the Supreme Court first recognized these practices were illegal when it ruled in a 2014 case involving Shaun McCutcheon, a businessman and electrical engineer from suburban Birmingham, Ala., who created the Conservative Action Fund PAC. McCutcheon filed suit against the FEC challenging federal campaign contribution limits. It was Backer who assisted in filing the suit.
“This is exactly the scenario that they said would occur,” Backer says. “They were so brazen about it yet so sloppy.”
Democrats barely bother to cover their tracks, as confident they are in the corrupt media covering their crimes and liberal courts ruling in their favor. Perhaps, this time, they miscalculated.
She was just too old and stupid she had no intent to shake down the entire DNC.
The complaint was filed by The Committee to Defend the President, formerly known as The Stop Hillary PAC, a pro-Trump super-pac. They dropped nearly $7 million during the 2015-2016 election cycle—around 75 percent of which went to “political consultants.” It would be interesting to know how much they spent on their current piece of FOX fodder.
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@Greg: Have you forgotten that it was the former head of the DNC that initially made the allegations that Hillary was money laundering through the DNC? It is surprising Donna hasn’t “committed suicide” already.
@Greg: Gee you aren’t saying that political bias has anything to do with the findings are you?
The facts change because the people that found it never wanted Hilliary as President?Thank goodness they didn’t find this on the Taxpayers dime or were being paid to be unbias.
What I’m pointing out is that the complaint was filed by a well-funded political action committee that specialized in creating deceptive anti-Clinton attack ads. They’ve now turned most of their attention to efforts to protect Donald Trump. Whether this is as lucrative a gig for unnamed “political consultants” as begging for bucks to trash Hillary’s reputation remains to be seen. Maybe things will pick up if Elizabeth Warren shows signs of running in 2020.
PLEASE!! Please, please, please run Fauxahontis out there. You Democrats simply can’t think of anything but candidates that are a gimmick, can you?
Well, that’s the price you pay for living in a propaganda world.