Now here’s a story you won’t see much in the liberal media.
According to Federal Election Commission records, the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign laundered $84 million.
Margot Cleveland of The Federalist reports:
Yet the mainstream media took no notice of last week’s federal court filing that exposes an $84 million money-laundering conspiracy the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign executed during the 2016 presidential election in violation of federal campaign-finance law.
That lawsuit, filed last week in a DC district court, summarizes the DNC-Clinton conspiracy and provides detailed evidence from Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings confirming the complaint’s allegations that Democrats undertook an extensive scheme to violate federal campaign limits.
That’s so like Hillary! Gaming the system for her own benefit.
Here’s how it works: there are limits on how much a single person can donate to a specific political campaign. But campaigns and parties get around this limit by creating large fundraising entities rich donors can write big checks to. That money is then dispersed around to various political entities to fund candidates.
In this case, the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and other state-based parties created the Hillary Victory Fund. That’s when the money from wealthy Manhattan liberals, Silicon Valley tech geeks, and Washington power-brokers came pouring in.
Cleveland breaks down how exactly Hillary’s campaign broke the rules:
During the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton, the DNC, and participating state Democratic committees established the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) as a joint fundraising committee to accept contributions from large donors, some exceeding $400,000. So far, so good. To comply with campaign finance law, the HVF needed to transfer the donations to the specified recipients, whether the Clinton campaign, down-ticket Democrats, the DNC, or state committees.
FEC records, however, show several large contributions reported as received by the HVF and the same amount on the same day (or occasionally the following day) recorded as received by the DNC from a state Democratic committee, but without the state Democratic committee ever reporting the contribution.
Cleveland provides a helpful example: “For instance, the HVF reported transferring $19,500 to the Mississippi Democratic Party on November 2, 2015, and the Democratic National Committee reported receiving $19,500 from the Mississippi Democratic Party on November 2, 2015. But the Mississippi Democratic Party never recorded the receipt or the disbursement of the $19,500, and without the Mississippi Democratic Party controlling the funds, the HVF’s contribution to the DNC violated campaign finance law.”
This kind of arrangement happened over the course of a year, with some payments coming in at over $10 million. In McCutcheon v. FEC, the Supreme Court ruled that this kind of money laundering is illegal.
So, will the Justice Department be paying the Hillary campaign a visit? Let’s hope Attorney General Jeff Sessions follows through on his ordered investigation into Clinton and holds the campaign accountable.
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