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Flashback: Obama campaign to pay $375,000 fine for omitting some donorís names in 2008
DNC vetted then released by The Washington Post and Mr Bezos ^ | Jan 4 2013 Yes, 2013 For those in Rio Linda that's almost 5 years ago | T.W. Farnam

Posted on 12/12/2018 2:29:04 PM PST by NoLibZone

President Obama’s campaign has agreed to pay a $375,000 fine to the Federal Election Commission, among the largest penalties in the agency’s history.

The fine was imposed after an audit of the campaign’s books showed that it failed to report the identities of donors who gave large checks in the weeks before the 2008 election, according to a copy of the agreement between the FEC and the president’s campaign.

The document shows that the Obama campaign failed to disclose the identities of donors responsible for $2 million in contributions in the weeks ahead of the election. The campaign also misreported the dates of $85 million in other contributions.

In addition, the Obama campaign also kept $1.3 million in contributions that were above the legal maximum allowed for a federal campaign, failing to return them within the 60 days required by law. The campaign kept almost $874,000 of those donations until the FEC discovered they were unlawful.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaignfinance; fec; flashback; trump
So much for the Mob party meme that Obama was fined for simply being 48 hours late on some paperwork.
1 posted on 12/12/2018 2:29:04 PM PST by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

No problem! Their prophet could not be impeached! No way,no how!!


2 posted on 12/12/2018 2:30:33 PM PST by notaliberal (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle,)
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To: NoLibZone

Did I miss where they talked about the millions he got in untraceable debit and gift cards?


3 posted on 12/12/2018 2:32:40 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: NoLibZone

Clinton gave back illegal Chi-Com campaign cash after safely being re-relected.


4 posted on 12/12/2018 2:33:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committtee)
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To: NoLibZone

http://www.gifbin.com/982921.gifv


5 posted on 12/12/2018 2:39:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: NoLibZone

Fined for not disclosing names of donors. Were the names ever disclosed?


6 posted on 12/12/2018 2:40:03 PM PST by Terry Mross (I)
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To: NoLibZone

But if you google this, right now, what comes up is a million and one “fact” checks about how Obama’s offense was not even close to being an offense and not close to as bad as Trump.


7 posted on 12/12/2018 2:42:47 PM PST by FlipWilson
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To: NoLibZone
Jan 4 2013 Yes, 2013 For those in Rio Linda that's almost 5 years ago

This cracks me up. Did anyone else find this unintentionally funny?

8 posted on 12/12/2018 2:44:51 PM PST by SSS Two
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To: NoLibZone

My nagging memory cells remind me that Obama, being the good social citizen candidate, agreed with the GOP(?) Presidential Candidate, John McCain, to public financing of their 2008 campaigns UNTIL he found it to his benefit NOT TO DO IT!

Gee, who mentions this now?


9 posted on 12/12/2018 3:19:22 PM PST by SES1066 (Happiness is a depressed Washington, DC housing market!)
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To: NoLibZone

If we’re flashing back, let’s not forget when Obama paid off reverend Wright so he would keep quiet during gmthe 2008 campaign - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2143817/Obama-tried-Rev-Wright-stay-quiet-paying-150-000-2008-campaign.html

How is a payment to a bimbo to keep quiet, as Trump’s done through this business career , any worse? If what trump did warrants a federal prosecution, how come there was no federal prosecution for Obama? What a crock.


10 posted on 12/12/2018 3:19:56 PM PST by Nicojones
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“Flashback: Obama campaign to pay $375,000 fine for omitting some donor’s names in 2008”

The Russians, ChiComs, North Koreans, Iranians...


11 posted on 12/12/2018 3:34:24 PM PST by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: Terry Mross; All
Ironically, whether the donors were ever revealed is never mentioned in the Commission's report. They refer to "contributions" and the figure in dollars but never mention "donors" per se. I looked but couldn't find any record (but I didn't spend much time, either).

Here's the big kahuna (something I just found)...

The Commission actually gave Obama For America (OFA) an 'out' with the following:

"Subsequent to the exit conference, OFA provided printouts of contributions that it believed had been reported on its 48-hour notice submissions. There were numerous contributions on the printouts that were not found on the public record. The difference The 48-hour report period was from October 16 through November 1,2008. between the sum of the printout totals and the total for all 48-hour notices appearing on the pubUc record was approximately $1,020,000. However, Commission records regarding these submissions indicate that the Commission actually placed all the data transmitted by OFA on the public record. The Audit staff informed OFA of this and inquired whether an inadvertent filing problem may have occurred with OFA's dataprocessing vendor. The Audit staff has received no response to this inquiry."

In BOLD being the key phrase, the 'out'. They never responded and paid the fine. I can't believe I never read that reported anywhere prior.

Not only that, they opted out of a hearing. Furthermore, a majority of the 'unreported' contributions came from a transfer - a single transfer on October 24, 2008, in fact - from the joint fundraising effort between OFA and the DNC: The so-called Obama Victory Fund. Isn't that interesting.

Politico falsely-reported the problem this way in 2012:

"The campaign did report the contributions, but not within the 48-hour time frame, according to the audit."

That's a lie. The audit text is clear (quoted above). The fine was for failure to report the donors' contributions.

Here's more:

"Subsequent to the exit conference, OFA provided printouts of contributions that it believed had been reported on its 48-hour notice submissions. There were numerous contributions on the printouts that were not found on the public record."

Note omission of data from their files in the data transmitted prior. Not a single block of data (i.e. a file itself) but missing data within the dataset. The Commission gives them an out to blame the 3rd party vendor; they don't take it. Why? Personally, the questions are compelling enough to reopen the investigation (in my book).

"Pay the fine and make it go away" is my interpretation. Makes a civil matter STAY a civil matter. Doesn't it? The Commission all but whitewashed the entire incident by saying (for all intents & purposes), "Well, it looks like it could've been a dataprocessing vendor problem; let us know (wink-wink)." But they didn't go there! All efforts on AVOIDING any further scrutiny which might make it criminal (intent) and compel a DOJ investigation. Right? Sorta sounds like they were influencing the 2012 election with 'hush money'; sound familiar? Just without the stripper and allegations of Just sayin.

If Obama's 'faux pas' was indeed unintentional and therefore not criminal, why didn't they cop to an inadvertent filing problem???

I, too, am sick of the media trying to paint this as black & white (no pun intended; offense with intent) between 0bama and Trump. Clearly shutting down the investigation has had benefits to 0bama, both in the 2012 election and, obviously, today.

Final Audit Report of the Commission on Obama for America (January 16, 2007 - December 31, 2008)

12 posted on 12/12/2018 6:12:08 PM PST by logi_cal869 (-cynicus the "concern troll" a/o 10/03/2018 /!i!! &@$%&*(@ -)
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To: NoLibZone

Flashback: Obama campaign to pay $375,000 fine for omitting some donor’s names in 2008.

Just the tip of the iceberg, no doubt.


13 posted on 12/12/2018 6:19:40 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: NoLibZone

Flashback: Obama campaign to pay $375,000 fine for omitting some donor’s names in 2008.

Just the tip of the iceberg, no doubt.


14 posted on 12/12/2018 6:19:40 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: antidemoncrat

Those were from Soros and the Mexican drug cartels.


15 posted on 12/12/2018 6:53:06 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Start using cash and checks or the elite class and bankers will make "cashless" the norm.)
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To: logi_cal869

The law should require records of purchases for ads by every candidate be kept and turned in to a watchdog group to be verified. It’s how much was spent. Not how much was reported as having been raised.


16 posted on 12/12/2018 7:02:01 PM PST by Terry Mross (I)
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To: Terry Mross

Yep. CREEP comes to mind...ironic.


17 posted on 12/12/2018 7:42:55 PM PST by logi_cal869 (-cynicus the "concern troll" a/o 10/03/2018 /!i!! &@$%&*(@ -)
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To: NoLibZone

thanks for posting


18 posted on 12/13/2018 2:53:03 PM PST by AFPhys ((Liberalism is what Smart looks like to Stupid people - ® - Mia of KC. Rush - 1:50-8/21/15))
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