Hillary Used Campaign Funds to Pay for Fake Trump/Russia Dossier. Where’s the Indictment?

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The Federal Election Commission has fined Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign $8,000 and the Democratic National Committee $105,000 for obscuring their funding of the “Steele dossier,” a 2016 opposition research report that sought to highlight alleged links between Donald Trump and Russia.

The bipartisan election commission also dismissed a complaint against Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier that caused a firestorm of allegations and investigations that shook the early months of Trump’s presidency.

The campaign mislabeled Steele’s work as “legal services” and “legal and compliance consulting” in campaign filings, the FEC concluded.

Steele and the campaign were notified of the FEC’s decision Tuesday. A spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee acknowledged that it agreed to pay the FEC’s fine, but said it had “settled aging and silly complaints from the 2016 election about ‘purpose descriptions’ in our FEC report.”

The FEC’s ruling was in response to a complaint filed in 2018 by the conservative advocacy group the Coolidge Reagan Foundation. Paul Kamenar, a member of the Coolidge Reagan Foundation’s advisory board, called the DNC spokesperson’s description “appalling” in a phone call with CBS News.

“It’s outrageous that the DNC would minimize the serious violation that took place by calling campaign disclosure laws ‘silly’ violations,” said Kamenar, who added that he believes the FEC should have made a criminal referral to the Justice Department.

 

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In 2016, two New York-based candidates ran for president. Both listed expenses believed to be tied to their campaigns as legal bills. One, Hillary Clinton, walked away with a fine and no prosecution. The other, Donald J. Trump, is facing trial on 34 felonies in Manhattan state court.

The differing treatments of Clinton and Trump for transactions that are now nearly seven years old has reinvigorated a raging debate about whether America has drifted into a two-tier system of justice rife with seemingly double standards.

Brett Tolman, a former U.S. attorney and Senate Judiciary Committee counsel, said Wednesday the judicial system appears to be lurching toward a point of political weaponization that may have no return.

“I said earlier that we would not truly appreciate the gravity of the moment we are standing in, in terms of its historical significance,” told the Just the News, Not Noise television show. “It’ll be many years probably until we do. But the the reason I’ve said that before is we will start to see now, the political decision making at the highest levels in our in our justice system. And the weaponization is only the beginning.

“It will now be wielded without that sobriety and without that service to the law and the facts. And without the impartiality. So the Lady Justice is no longer blind. The blindfold has been taken off, and whoever wields the sword is the one who is administering justice.”

Trump’s campaign was run in 2016 out of his iconic Trump Tower in Manhattan. On Tuesday he was arraigned on 34 charges brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg alleging that he violated the law by listing in his private company’s books repayments to his now convicted lawyer Michael Cohen as legal bills when prosecutor allege they were to cover hush-money payments in 2016 to a porn star who threatened to go public with tawdry tales before Election Day.

In contrast, Clinton ran her campaign out of a different New York City borough, Brooklyn, but faced no prosecution when her campaign and the Democratic National Committee disguised payments for the opposition research known as the Steele dosser that kicked off the Russia collusion scandal as legal compliance costs for her law firm.

The Federal Election Commission fined the campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), according to a letter made public last year.

The commission found the campaign and DNC had made over $1 million in  total payments to the opposition research firm Fusion GPS through its law firm, tagging it as, “legal and compliance consulting” when in fact it was for research related to the dossier, according to the letter made public by the Coolidge and Reagan Foundation that filed the original complaint.

Investigators also “found probable cause to believe” the improper labeling of the payments violated federal election law and eventually reached an agreement.

The Clinton campaign agreed to pay an $8,000 fine while the DNC agreed payed a much larger sum of $105,000. In addition, both parties promised not to violate these requirements in the future.

The contrasting outcomes not only caught legal experts’ attention, they generated quite some outrage on social media this week after Trump’s court appearance.

“Blatant double standard against Pres. Trump,” former Just the News TV anchor Carrie Sheffield tweeted. “Hillary Clinton NOT arrested when her campaign paid $113,000 to settle FEC investigation into whether she violated campaign finance law by misreporting spending on opposition research that became Steele dossier.

All this shit can be traced back to Hillary’s campaign and Obama’s regime.

James Comey knew about the Steele dossier and that it had been paid for by the DNC. He copied parts of it to use in his spying requests.

Clinton attorney Marc Elias was directly involved in tapping Fusion GPS to spy on the Donald Trump campaign on behalf of Clinton while a partner at left-wing law firm Perkins Coie.  He should be charged as well.

More than two years before Mueller’s final shitshow before Congress and his admission that there was no collusion, the FBI acknowledged that the Steele dossier was fake.  FBI memos showed that the “Russian collusion” hoax fell apart early into Trump’s presidency. They knew it was all bullshit, but they wanted Trump gone by any means.

Even if it involved illegal wiretapslying to the FISA courtperjury, and pushing a fake dossier.

The FBI analyst Brian Auten admitted under oath that that neither he nor his team of half a dozen intelligence analysts could confirm any of the allegations in the dossier. But they said nothing.

A fake dossier paid for by one political party and its candidate was used by the government to spy on that candidate’s opponent.

Three campaign finance cases that involved Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and John Edwards:

As stated above: The Federal Election Commission investigated misreporting of expenditure by Hillary’s campaign during 2016 election. Democrats settled the Steele dossier electoral case for $113,000.  The Hillary Campaign was actually fined for hiding the Steele Dossier payment under “legal fees” —essentially the same legal theory that Fat Alvin Bragg is running on the Stormy Daniels payment.

Where’s the DOJ?

Bill Clinton Paid Paula Jones $850,000 in Hush Money — Was Never Charged:

Former President Bill Clinton paid Paula Jones a whopping $850,000 to keep her quiet over sexual harassment claims — but was never arrested for it.
The case stands in stark contrast to reports that former President Donald Trump will be arrested on Tuesday for an alleged $130,000 hush money payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016 over an alleged sexual encounter that the two had in 2006.

……In 1998, the Washington Post reported, “President Clinton reached an out-of-court settlement with Paula Jones yesterday, agreeing to pay her $850,000 to drop the sexual harassment lawsuit that led to the worst political crisis of his career and only the third presidential impeachment inquiry in American history.”

“Just hours before the settlement was inked yesterday, Starr sent new evidence to the House Judiciary Committee stemming from a witness in the Jones case, Kathleen E. Willey, who also accused Clinton of an unwelcome sexual advance,” the report continued. “The extraordinary case came to an extraordinary finale, with the defendant agreeing to pay $850,000 even though the plaintiff originally only asked for $700,000 when she filed suit — and even though the case was dismissed without a trial.”

……The New York Times reported in 1999:

“Clinton Administration officials said a check for $850,000, the amount agreed to in November to settle the case, was being sent by overnight mail to Ms. Jones and her lawyers. The officials, who asked that their names not be used, said that a little more than half of the money, $475,000, came from an insurance policy against civil liability the President held with Chubb Group Insurance.

Most, if not all, of the remainder, was withdrawn from a blind trust in the name of Mrs. Clinton, which officials said last year had assets of slightly more than $1 million.”

Clinton never faced criminal charges for his behavior.

John Edwards

John Edwards’ campaign finance fraud case ended in a mistrial when jurors acquitted him on one of six charges but were unable to decide whether he misused money from two wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress while he ran for president.

The trial exposed a sordid sex scandal that unfolded while Edwards’ wife was dying of cancer, but prosecutors couldn’t convince jurors that the ex-U.S. senator and 2004 vice-presidential candidate masterminded a $1 million coverup of his affair.

“While I do not believe I did anything illegal, or ever thought I was doing anything illegal, I did an awful, awful lot that was wrong and there is no one else responsible for my sins,” Edwards said on the courthouse steps.

……Edwards would have faced up to 30 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines if convicted of all charges. He did not testify, along with his mistress Rielle Hunter and the two donors whose money was at issue.

Jurors acquitted him on a charge of accepting illegal campaign contributions, involving $375,000 from elderly heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon in 2008. He had also been charged with illegally accepting $350,000 from Mellon in 2007, other donations from wealthy Texas attorney Fred Baron, filing a false campaign finance report and conspiracy.

……Edwards would have faced up to 30 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines if convicted of all charges. He did not testify, along with his mistress Rielle Hunter and the two donors whose money was at issue.

Jurors acquitted him on a charge of accepting illegal campaign contributions, involving $375,000 from elderly heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon in 2008. He had also been charged with illegally accepting $350,000 from Mellon in 2007, other donations from wealthy Texas attorney Fred Baron, filing a false campaign finance report and conspiracy.

Bubba Clinton paid off women he sexually assaulted. Hillary Clinton paid off the FEC to avoid criminal charges for using campaign funds for a fake dossier she utilized to undermine the 2016 election.

But they’re persecuting Trump.

 

 

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