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  • Maxine Waters hit with FEC complaint over mailer money

    08/01/2018 7:04:38 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/1/18 | Fred Lucas
    Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, one of the most outspoken members of the anti-Trump ‘resistance’ in Congress, is facing fresh questions about a longstanding controversy regarding how her campaign raises money and how those funds have flowed to her daughter. The California congresswoman has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars each election cycle from some of her state’s biggest politicians paying to be listed on her slate mailers—sample ballots traditionally mailed out to about 200,000 voters in Los Angeles highlighting whom she supports. Since 2004, the campaign in turn reportedly has paid $750,000 to the congresswoman’s daughter, Karen Waters, or her...
  • Matt Gaetz Files FEC Complaint Against Twitter Over Shadowban

    07/28/2018 9:44:10 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 27, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) filed a Federal Election Commission (FEC) complaint against Twitter following revelations the social networking giant shadowed his account. Screenshots emerged this week showing the Florida Republican’s account would not autocomplete in search results. In a statement to Breitbart News, the lawmaker’s office said it was “investigating the depths and impact,” of the serious allegations. A spokesperson for the Trump ally said: It is curious that these allegations would arise the week following Congressman Gaetz’s heated exchange with Twitter senior executives before the House Judiciary Committee. Congressman Gaetz continues to believe that interactive computer services, such as...
  • FEC Complaint Filed Against Rep. Maxine Waters Alleging ‘Slate Mailer’ Election Law Violations

    07/26/2018 12:08:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 26, 2018 | Tom Anderson
    Today, NLPC filed a Complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) violated federal election law in a transaction related to her so-called slate mailer during her last re-election campaign. The transaction was a payment to Waters’ campaign fund from the Democratic State Central Committee of California (DSCCC) in the amount of $35,000 for the inclusion of then-Senate candidate, and now Senator Kamala Harris, on Waters’ slate mailer. Whereas candidates like Harris may legally pay Waters’ campaign for the proportional costs of their inclusion on her slate mailer, it is not legal for such payment...
  • Media's Double Standard Concerns for 'Campaign Finance Laws'

    07/24/2018 8:03:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    For the past few days, the media has been abuzz with the potential evidence that Donald Trump violated campaign finance laws with a buyout of the rights to a story of an affair he had a decade prior to the election. But what about Hillary Clinton's potential campaign finance law violations, where are the Big Media stories about that? For the past seven months, a complaint with the FEC has been pending, alleging a campaign finance law violation by a Hillary Clinton authorized campaign committee. Known as the Hillary Victory Fund, or HVF, the committee collected and then allegedly laundered $84...
  • Non-Profit Sues Former Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and DNC Over Dossier

    07/20/2018 6:48:11 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 7/19/2018 | Thomas - Featured Commentator
    The Coolidge Reagan Foundation, a non-profit organization, has filed a 22-page federal election complaint today with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and their law firm Perkins Coie. Another target of their legal complaint is against Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy that authored the infamous, false dossier on President Trump. The foundation is focused on Hillary Clinton and Democrat insiders’ illegal use of money transfers and payments to and from Fusion GPS, which is the firm hired by Steele to compile the dossier. The brazen money transfers are in violation of...
  • Mainstream media is silent as FEC records indicate Clinton campaign laundered $84 million

    06/30/2018 9:29:38 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 17 replies
    https://www.theblaze.com ^ | Glenn Beck Apr 27, 2018 3:21 pm
    If this were Donald Trump’s campaign, we’re sure this would be breaking news everywhere. But, since it has nothing to do with Trump and everything to do with the Clinton machine, the mainstream media’s silence on the matter makes it clear they’re not interested in honesty or truth. According to Fox News, “The Committee to Defend the President, a political action committee, filed its complaint with the FEC on Monday with the allegations that the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) solicited cash from big-name donors, including Calvin Klein and ‘Family Guy’ creator Seth MacFarlane — money that was allegedly sent through...
  • Clinton donor's dealings and murky connections questioned by watchdog group (Kremlin ties?)

    06/19/2018 3:01:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | Perry Chiaramonte
    **SNIP** Fox News has learned that one of the top donors to the “Hillary Victory Fund” (HVF) in 2016 was a Los Angeles-based attorney who is alleged to have misused company funds to create his own $22 million real estate portfolio. He has also been considered by California to be one of the state's biggest tax cheats, and allegedly has ties to the Kremlin. The donor, Edgar Sargsyan, contributed $250,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund in 2016, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings, ands chaired a $100,000-a-couple Clinton fundraiser in Beverly Hills in September 2016. He is also being...
  • Federal judge halts secret FEC plot to target GOP groups (!!!!)

    06/12/2018 7:17:35 AM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 6/12/2018 | Paul Bedard
    A federal judge has blown the whistle on a secret Federal Election Commission scheme to punish some Republican groups and their donors, the latest sign of an anti-GOP bias at the elections watchdog. In a newly released decision, Trump-appointed District Court Judge Trevor N. McFadden shined a spotlight on the FEC’s general counsel who recommended action against four Republican groups but dismissal of similar charges against supporters of a Democratic group, “Black Men Vote.” In the case, the Washington-based Campaign Legal Center charged that the FEC wrongly voted to drop charges against three of the Republican super PACS accused of...
  • Did Liberals Got Conned? How Is Jill Stein Spending The Money She Raised For Bogus 2016 Recounts?

    06/07/2018 11:49:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Remember Jill Stein’s shoddy 2016 recounts? Remember how she raised more for this nonsense effort than for her entire 2016 campaign? She raised over $7 million for this effort, and she seems to be spending it on her staff. Not in a lavish sense, but they told Daily Beast it’s because they’re continuing the recount initiative. A bit odd since Stein promised that there would be a vote on how the rest of the fund raised would be distributed. So far, that has not happened.As liberals licked their wounds, with some still recovering from the shock of Trump’s win, Stein...
  • Dinesh D'Souza and Rosie O'Donnell FEC violations different

    06/07/2018 4:05:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Politifact ^ | 06/07/2018 | Manuela Tobias
    Backlash to President Donald Trump’s pardon of Dinesh D’Souza caused complaints of a double standard among conservatives. In an interview with the Austin American-Statesman, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told the reporter that D’Souza faced political persecution for a crime liberal comedian Rosie O’Donnell had committed five-fold. (Cruz also claimed credit for the pardon and called D’Souza his friend.) "What’s interesting is, just a few weeks ago we saw revelations that Rosie O’Donnell apparently committed the same offense five times, five times, when she broke the identical law that Dinesh was prosecuted for," Cruz said. "I don’t recall any of those...
  • Internet giants urge flexibility in online political ad regulations

    05/29/2018 12:43:23 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/29/18 | Harper Neidig
    Internet giants are pushing back against tougher election advertising regulations, asking the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to allow for some flexibility in how they disclose funding sources for political ads. In a filing submitted Tuesday, the Internet Association (IA), a trade group representing the biggest web-based technology companies, said that the same disclosure requirements imposed on television and radio ads don’t work well for the internet. “IA’s recommended approach is to allow for more flexibility given the variety of ways that internet content is consumed and to preserve the ability of the IA’s members to innovate and to allow users...
  • Kellyanne Conway's husband trolls Trump with FEC rules

    05/03/2018 8:12:22 AM PDT · by gattaca · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/03/2018 | Melissa Quinn
    The husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway took a veiled shot at President Trump following revelations the president repaid his longtime attorney, Michael Cohen, for the $130,000 given to former adult film actress Stormy Daniels. George Conway, a lawyer who removed his name from consideration for a top Justice Department post, tweeted Thursday a link to the Federal Election Commission’s web page for handling personal loans from a candidate for federal office. Conway included in his tweet a screenshot from the page, which explained what is not considered the candidate’s personal funds.
  • Former FEC Chairman: Stormy Daniels Money Cannot Be In Kind Campaign Contribution (tr)

    05/03/2018 6:01:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Daily Wire | April 12, 2018 | by Jacob Airey
    LINK ONLY per posting rules. https://www.dailywire.com/news/29365/former-fec-chairman-mark-levin-stormy-daniels-jacob-airey
  • Bombshell: FEC Records Indicate Hillary Campaign Illegally Laundered $84 Million....

    04/24/2018 7:32:56 AM PDT · by caww · 90 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 4/24/2018 | Margot Cleveland
    the mainstream media took no notice of last week’s federal court filing that exposes an $84 million money-laundering conspiracy the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign executed during the 2016 presidential election in violation of federal campaign-finance law. That lawsuit, filed last week in a DC district court, summarizes the DNC-Clinton conspiracy and provides detailed evidence from Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings confirming the complaint’s allegations that Democrats undertook an extensive scheme to violate federal campaign limits.......From Bundling To Money Laundering. What Backer discovered, as he explained in an interview, was much worse. There was “extensive evidence in...
  • FEC hit with lawsuit over ignoring civil complaint accusing Clinton, DNC in election scheme

    04/16/2018 9:42:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 16, 2018 | Perry Chiaramonte
    EXCLUSIVE: The Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee allegedly used state chapters as strawmen to launder as much as $84 million in an effort to circumvent campaign donation limits, and the Federal Election Commission ignored complaints exposing the practice, a lawsuit filed Monday claims. The Committee to Defend the President (CDP), a political action committee formally known as Stop Hillary PAC, filed its complaint with the FEC in December 2017 with the claims that the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) solicited cash from big-name donors, and allegedly sent that money through state chapters and back to the DNC before...
  • Caught in the Searchlight: Hsu, Reid, and the Searchlight Leadership Fund

    09/13/2007 12:59:08 PM PDT · by Fedora · 77 replies · 6,422+ views
    Original FReeper research | 9/13/2007 | Fedora
    Caught in the Searchlight: Hsu, Reid, and the Searchlight Leadership Fund Harry Reid’s Mob Money, Part 5By Fedora Fugitive fundraiser Norman Hsu’s donations to Hillary Clinton have understandably grabbed the limelight, but there is another story lurking in the shadows of the affair. Federal Election Commission documents record that on May 17, 2007, Hsu donated $1,000 to the Searchlight Leadership Fund, a political action committee associated with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. On the same day, Searchlight received a $1,000 contribution from Winkle Paw, described by Hsu’s lawyer as a business associate of Hsu. Also donating $1,000 to Searchlight that...
  • Bernie Sanders Fined For Illegally Coordinating With Australian Labor Party

    03/01/2018 3:47:55 PM PST · by bitt · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/28/2018 | ANDREw KERR
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) fined Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign $14,500 for accepting illegal in-kind foreign contributions from the Australian Labor Party (ALP) during the 2016 elections. The ruling stems from a February 2016, conservative activist group Project Veritas video showing Australian nationals working for the Sanders campaign on the dime of the Australian taxpayer funded ALP. Republican and former New Hampshire House speaker William O’Brien filed a complaint with the FEC shortly after Project Veritas made the footage public, alleging the ALP had made “prohibited foreign contributions” to the Sanders campaign, according to WMUR. The FEC levied the fine...
  • Breaking: Australian Labor Party Sent Operatives to Work Against Trump During 2016 Campaign (TRUNC)

    02/28/2018 6:33:17 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 2/28/2018 | Jim Hoft
    It is well documented that the Australian Labor Party sent staffers to work against Donald Trump in the 2016 campaign. The story was well documented and raised a bit of a stink in Australia because the operatives were funded by Aussie taxpayers. When will Dirty Cop Robert Mueller indict these foreign nationals? This makes the Russian influence pale in significance. In February 2016 Project Veritas released video of Australian Labor Party activists assisting Democrats in the US. The activists are seen assisting the Bernie Sanders campaign. This is a clear violation of FEC laws. Will Robert Mueller indict this foreign...
  • Booker, Gillibrand Want to Stymie Special Interest Spending, Except Labor and Ideological Groups

    02/24/2018 5:43:46 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 24, 2018 | Haris Alic
    Senators Cory Booker (N.J.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), who top the list of potential Democratic challengers to President Donald Trump in 2020, both announced last week that they would forgo accepting donations from corporate PACs in an effort to cure the corrosive effect they say special interest spending has had on the political system. But neither extended their pledge to labor unions and ideological groups. Gillibrand made her pledge last week. It was quickly followed by Booker, who, echoing Gillibrand, said the "campaign finance system is broken." Neither's pledge to stymie outside spending, however, extended to labor unions and ideological...
  • FEC Democrats Waging "Underground" War On Drudge, Conservative Media

    02/17/2018 8:50:58 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    Democrats on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) have taken their fight against media outlets such as Fox and the Drudge Report “underground,” says Lee Goodman, who is leaving the agency Friday after nearly five years on the panel. “The debate has gone underground, it has not ceased,” said Goodman, who pointed to a campaign by FEC Democrats to remove long-standing media exemptions on fines and criminal charges for not policing whether or not political ads contained the proper disclaimers identifying their source. In a memo about a recent case, for example, Goodman said that Democrats Ellen Weintraub and Steven Walther...