Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton Caught Violating Campaign Finance Laws on Tape
Posted on 01/25/2014 8:41:11 AM PST by doug from upland
(VIDEO INCLUDED AT THE LINK - what you will watch is absolutely illegal...solicitation of a donor and coordination by Hillary and her aides from the White House)
Hillary Clinton Caught Violating Campaign Finance Laws On Tape!
Posted: June 22, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern
By Art Moore � 2007 WorldNetDaily.com
Hillary Clinton greeted at August 2000 Hollywood gala and fund-raiser by Peter Paul and his wife Andrea (Courtesy Hillcap.org) The full, five-minute videotape touted as "smoking gun evidence" of two felonies committed by Sen. Hillary Clinton has been released to WND.
As WND reported, the tape was submitted as evidence to a California appeals court yesterday in a civil fraud suit against the New York Democrat and her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
WND reported in April the tape indicates Clinton -- despite denials throughout six years of investigation -- was directly involved with business mogul Peter Franklin Paul in producing a lavish Hollywood fundraiser in August 2000 that eventually cost Paul nearly $2 million.
Clinton's participation in the planning of the event would make Paul's substantial contributions a direct donation to her Senate campaign rather than her joint fundraising committee, violating federal statutes that limit "hard money" contributions to a candidate to $2,000 per person. Knowingly accepting or soliciting $25,000 or more in a calendar year is a felony carrying a prison sentence of up to five years.
Paul's complaint charges President Clinton destroyed his entertainment company to get out of a $17 million deal in which Clinton promised to promote the firm in exchange for stock, cash options and massive contributions to his wife's 2000 campaign. Paul contends he was directed by the Clintons and Democratic Party leaders to foot the bill for the Hollywood event.
In the tape, Clinton is heard via speakerphone thanking Paul, business partner Stan Lee and other colleagues for their efforts in putting together the fundraiser.
She also describes the role of longtime aide Kelly Craighead as assisting in day-to-day involvement in preparation for the event as her liaison with Paul and his producers.
Peter Paul and Sen. Hillary Clinton (Courtesy Hillcap.org)
Craighead, Clinton says, "talks all the time" with Paul, "so she'll be the person to convey whatever I need."
The aide's hands-on role is significant, because the law also implicates a candidate if any of his or her agents are involved in coordinating expenditures with a donor.
In another portion of the tape, Clinton is heard discussing her direct solicitation of a large contribution from the entertainer Cher. Paul's legal team, the U.S. Justice Foundation, argues the value of Cher's performance alone vastly exceeded the FEC limits.
The tape was one of 90 Paul was ordered to turn over to the U.S. attorney's office for the Eastern District of New York in 2001 as part of the investigation in a related securities case against him. But it has never been used as evidence, despite its relevance to the key question of Sen. Clinton's involvement in the Hollywood fundraiser.
Sen. Clinton has claimed through her spokesman Howard Wolfson that Paul gave no money to her campaign, and her supporters have denied she had any anything to do with coordinating the fund-raiser or soliciting contributions directly from donors.
Clinton's campaign has counted the more than $800,000 of in-kind contributions it reported in a 2006 amended FEC report for the Hollywood Gala as indirect, or "soft money," given to the New York Senate 2000 Committee, a state account that was run jointly by Clinton, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the New York State Democratic Party.
The Clintons' longtime attorney David Kendall has not replied to WND's request for comment on Paul's videotape. Kendall previously has declined comment on the case, saying only to WND regarding the felony assertion, "Any such allegation is totally false and totally unsupported."
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Eh. What difference does it make now? She is one of the untouchables.
How very true!!
This needs WAY more coverage!
Well, that explains his persecution.
Everybody does it....doncha know.
Holder’s Justice Department will never indict Hillary (unless Michelle Obama runs for the Presidency)....
Lead story on tonight’s Nightly Nooze...
Campaign finance laws only apply to enemies of the State.
Pray America is Waking
Hey, this is affluenza, where the “unbiased” eyes of the American legal system works its miracles.
There is no controlling authority.... Well, maybe there is, but not for Democrats, and especially not for Hillary. It’s time to move on, and Hillary can’t recall.
Should this get to room temperature, it will be met by a creative defense from the media.
There are a few closed prisons around this country that would provide appropriate housing for a couple Hundred of your favorite Dems.
I’m sure Holder’s prosecutors would be ALL over this...IF they weren’t so busy working on Dinesh’s case.
Posted: June 22, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern
George Bush was in office.
Hillary Clinton could have her own reality show on MTV where she robbed banks and stole Social Security checks from the elderly and she would never face the slightest bit of scrutiny from the Justice Department.
What difference does it make?
I like that idea! Assisted living facilities for Democrats - currently working or retired - PRISONS.
However, social media being what it is (liveleak ain't social media)...
Clinton is heard via speakerphone
DFU...like a pit bull chewing on a bone.
Did you watch the clip? It proves Hillary’s direct involvement in the illegal solicitation.
Yes, it is old. But as Dinesh D’Souza is selectively prosecuted, it is the perfect time to compare the cases and get this in the media again.
Hence my social media comment.
But color me cynical...
I confess I didn’t. Yet.
I was just commenting on that one thing.
Ok. Let me give some background. On a telephone conversation with several of Hillary’s aides working in the White House, including Kelly Craighead, Peter Paul was solicited to pay for an event that cost well over a million dollars. Their direct solicitation made it a campaign finance crime. They were only allowed to solicit up to 2K from any donor. On the video, Hillary talks about how Kelly gives her updates all the time. In addition, Hillary talked to “Cher.” Cher is on record saying that Hillary talked her into joining the concert event. What was the value of Cher’s performance? 50K? Again, that would have been an in-kind contribution directly solicited from the candidate.
In HILLARY! UNCENSORED, we showed the evidence of the campaign filing 4 false FEC reports, at least two of which were after her attorney had been notified in writing and a demand made for the return of the illegal money.
I have a small indoor mall out of state in Minnesota that has been involved in litigation for a long time. It has kept me from being productive in my regular commercial real estate business as well as from being able to spend much time here. I just have not had the time. When I see something about Hillary, however, I just have to respond.
Be Around more often we missed you.
This stuff is Mickey Mouse compared to her likely Benghazi antics.
As the msm would say: “The bengazee what?”