Thursday, March 31, 2022

For All Your Friends Who Think Trump Was a Russian Agent

 3/31/22 Guardian:

Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee have agreed to pay $113,000 to settle a Federal Election Commission investigation into whether they violated campaign finance law by misreporting spending on research that eventually became the infamous Steele dossier.

That is according to documents sent on Tuesday to the Coolidge Reagan Foundation, which had filed an administrative complaint in 2018 accusing the Democrats of misreporting payments made to a law firm during the 2016 campaign to obscure the spending.

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The Clinton campaign hired Perkins Coie, which then hired Fusion GPS, a research and intelligence firm, to conduct opposition research on Republican candidate Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. But on FEC forms, the Clinton campaign classified the spending as legal services.

“By intentionally obscuring their payments through Perkins Coie and failing to publicly disclose the true purpose of those payments” the campaign and DNC “were able to avoid publicly reporting on their statutorily required FEC disclosure forms the fact that they were paying Fusion GPS to perform opposition research on Trump with the intent of influencing the outcome of the 2016 presidential election,” the initial complaint had read.

I think they should also repay the government for the costs of the Mueller investigation. 

3/30/22 CNN also covered this:

A DNC spokesman told CNN Wednesday that it has "settled aging and silly" FEC complaints about 2016.

Every fact has an expiration date. 

Oh my, all news reports on this on Google News are stupendous.  Dozens of news organizations, even NBC News are reporting this.

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