In the wide wide world of crimes Bill and Clinton have not been prosecuted for, the illegal laundering of $84 million dollars, originally intended for Democratic Party State organizations, into the 2016 Hillary Clinton for President may seem like jaywalking; but when the office and home of President Trump’s personal lawyer gets violently raided by the government over a $130,000 to a porn star being an alleged election law violation, one has to wonder if the Clintons are still running the “Swamp”.
In December of 2017, the Committee to Defend the President Political Action Committee (PAC), filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) charging that the Hillary for President campaign had orchestrated a $84 million money laundering scheme that pilfered money intended for Democrat State organizations back into the Clinton for President coffers. If the scheme is found to be true, the Hillary Victory Fund and Democratic National Committee (DNC) violated campaign election laws, circumvented campaign finance limitations, and cheated fellow Democrats out of funds to which they were legally entitled.
As has been documented by former chair Donna Brazille, Hillary’s campaign took over the DNC during the primary process IN 2016. The DNC, because President Obama had not done his fund raising due diligence as the head of the party, was broke. Clinton moved in, raised an impressive amount of money for the party, and put her operatives in key positions. This take over allowed Clinton, much to the demise of Bernie Sanders, to orchestrate how the money she raised was spent, run the internal party apparatus, and control the all important Super Delegates.
In the general election, the DNC became Clinton’s fiefdom and if the FEC ever gets around to investigating the civil complaint alleging her campaign violated election laws, they may expose a massive money laundering plot.
Here’s what the complaint contends: The Hillary Victory Fund raised $84 million from big donors for the DNC to distribute to the state party organizations to use for local candidates. Thus far there is nothing unprecedented or illegal in what they did. But here’s where the plot thickens: the Clinton campaign/DNC is accused of distributing the money to approximately 30-40 state DNC chapters, who in turn were instructed to return the money within 24 hours and that money was then funneled into the 2016 Clinton Presidential campaign.
If Clinton raised the money, why is that a violation of campaign election laws? If the money was raised on the premise that it would be given to state DNC organizations, the individual limit for donating to state parties is substantially higher than the individual limits to a presidential candidate. In most, if not all cases, the donors who wrote the big checks to the DNC at Clinton’s behest, had likely donated the maximum allowed by law ($2700 per election) to Hillary’s presidential campaign. If the money raised for the DNC was in turn funneled back into her campaign, this was an intentional circumvention of campaign finance donation limits.
On Monday, April 16, 2018, the Committee to Defend the President, after months of perceived inaction on a filed civil complaint, hit the FEC with a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, Washington, D.C. citing the agency’s failure to act.
Will this jumpstart the Federal Elections Commission into doing their job or will the “Swamp’s” obstruct and delay tactics be allowed to continue as usual? Stay tuned.
Jayne Carroll hosted a daily talk show in afternoon drive time in the Portland, Oregon metro area for more than 20 years. She wrote a popular conservative newspaper column for over a decade. Her live shows and podcasts can now be heard at TheJayneCarrollShow.com in addition to her political commentary, “Jayne Says“. She and her Producer Jeremy can be contacted here.