Skip to comments.Is the Obama Campaign Being Financed By Foreign Donations?
Posted on 10/08/2012 7:45:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Peter Schweizers Government Accountability Institute is out with a report today on foreign and fraudulent campaign contributions. It is the most comprehensive treatment of the issue to date. The key findings relate to the Obama campaign:
* The Obama campaign lacks the industry standard level of credit card security for donations
* The website Obama.com was purchased by an Obama bundler based in Shanghai, China, with questionable ties to state-run enterprises
* 68% of the traffic to Obama.com is foreign, and the site was linked to a specific donation page on the official BarackObama.com campaign website for ten months
Schweizer also finds that, based on the security measures currently in place, nearly half of Congress is vulnerable to fraudulent and foreign donations. Schweizer provided this statement to Powerline, which covers the report here:
>>>When it comes to money in this campaign all the focus has been on Super PACs. But far more troubling in my mind is the reality of how easily foreign governments or individuals can inject funds in the U.S. presidential campaign. The FEC does not require basic security for internet donations. And in the case of the Obama campaign, the gate appears to be wide open. You need to use the CVV security code on your credit card to buy an Obama hoodie but not make a donation. And there is very real evidence that the campaign is not using the address verification system (AVS) in any real way. There are simply too many contributions they accept with either no zip code or an incorrect zip code. To make matters worse, donations under $200 dont even need to be disclosed. Twenty years ago that might not matter but in the era of robo-donations its a huge problem.<<<
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
...just as in 2008
It is certainly not financed by people who love this country ...
Is the Pope German?.................
This doesn’t seem to be the big story we were expecting. There’ll have to be something more than the fact that the site was linked for ten months and then taken down.
Big dittos to that!
None dare call it treason..................
National Review is the second outlet to carry this story this morning.
Breitbart broke the story earlier.
To get the MSM and half the electorate to care, there has to be a direct link to specific bad guys. Otherwise, we knew about this in 2008.
I think that Liz cracked this code back in 2008, and nothing was done about it then.
Nothing will be done about it now.
The Chicago Mob in charge of Obozo and the White house has the full backing/protection of our left wing mediots. So nothing will be done.
Who financed his education at Columbia and Harvard? Why does he bow to Saudi Kings and tells the Russians to inform Putin that he’ll have more flexibility after the election...
A prominent Democratic donor with ties to the Red Chinese government may be implicated in the Obama campaigns flouting of federal campaign finance law, according to a bombshell investigative report
Won't matter anyway, the media will bury the story and this scandal won't stick to the Teflon president any more then the 100 or so other sleazy corruption marred doings of this administration.
The 0bama Rule is: If 0bama does it, or did it, its ok.
Naturally When Romney is elected President the 0bama rule no longer applies. Romney will be relentlessly hounded by the media. Even the perception of impropriety (which the media will exagerate 50 fold) will be the subject of countless congressional hearings and investigations.
Bammy call centers in Gaza, anyone remember?