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  • Former U.S. Congressman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Extensive Fraud, Tax, and Election Crime

    11/08/2018 12:38:58 AM PST · by Future Useless Eater · 20 replies
    justice.gov ^ | November 7, 2018 | U.S. Department of Justice
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Former U.S. Congressman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Extensive Fraud, Tax, and Election Crimes Scheme Former U.S. Congressman Stephen E. Stockman was sentenced today to serve 120 months in prison and ordered to pay $1,014,718.51 in restitution, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for orchestrating a four-year scheme to defraud charitable donors of hundreds of thousands of dollars and secretly to funnel the proceeds to pay for personal expenses and to illegally finance his campaigns for public office. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s...
  • Dem congressional candidates raise over $1B in record haul

    10/17/2018 6:14:32 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    Democratic congressional candidates combined have raised more than $1 billion this election cycle, underscoring an investment in flipping control of the House and Senate in next months midterms. A Washington Post review of Federal Election Commission records found that Democratic candidates raised $1.06 billion through the end of September. The figure surpassed the previous high of roughly $900 million given to Republican congressional candidates in 2012. It also marks the first time since 2008 that Democrats have outraised Republicans in direct contributions to candidates, even as the Republican National Committee (RNC) has significantly outpeformed the fundraising total of the Democratic...
  • BETO O’ROURKE FLAGGED FOR CAMPAIGN FINANCE VIOLATIONS

    10/07/2018 9:24:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/7/2018 | Molly Prince
    Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s senate campaign was flagged by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Sunday for accepting “excessive” and “impermissible” donations. The FEC notified O’Rourke that a preliminary review of his campaign’s July quarterly report showed contributions from one or more individuals with addresses outside of the United States. Donations were also made that “exceed the limit” determined by the federal government. O’Rourke has 45 days to respond. (RELATED: O’Rourke Receives Four Pinocchios For Denying Trying To Flee Drunk Driving Crash)
  • Texas Democrat Slapped With Federal Charges – Completely Destroys His 2018 Race

    10/07/2018 3:34:02 PM PDT · by kingattax · 49 replies
    As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service in the world, RWN offers the following information published by The Daily Caller Democratic Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s senate campaign was flagged by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Sunday for accepting “excessive” and “impermissible” donations. The FEC notified O’Rourke that a preliminary review of his campaign’s July quarterly report showed contributions from one or more individuals with addresses outside of the United States. Donations were also made that “exceed the limit” determined by the federal government. O’Rourke has 45 days to respond. 1/ Campaign of @BetoORourke flagged by @FEC for...
  • When Scandals Collide

    10/25/2017 10:00:10 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    Summary: Same law firm paid for dossier that paid the DNC server "investigation." STORY: As Rich noted last night, we have learned finally, courtesy of the Washington Post, that Fusion GPS, the research firm that produced the notorious “Trump Dossier,” was funded by the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Of course, the Clinton campaign and the DNC always want layers of deniability and obfuscation – and let’s note that it has served them well – so they hire lawyers to do the icky stuff rather than doing it directly. Then, when the you-know-what hits the fan,...
  • $1.2 million anti-Kavanaugh crowdfunding campaign tests federal bribery laws

    09/12/2018 3:51:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 12, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    Liberal groups are testing a new crowdsourcing tactic in their battle against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee — and are testing the limits of campaign finance laws with their attempt to force one GOP senator to vote “No.” The initiative has secured pledges of $1.2 million, which the groups say they’ll direct to an opponent of Sen. Susan Collins, should she vote to confirm Mr. Trump’s pick, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. If she votes for the nomination, the donors’ credit cards will be charged. Ms. Collins and her defenders say that sounds an awful lot like bribery, threatening her political future...
  • Bombshell: FEC Records Indicate Hillary Campaign Illegally Laundered $84 Million

    08/24/2018 1:23:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 124 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 24, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    The press continues to feed the dying Russia collusion conspiracy theory, spending Friday’s news cycle regurgitating Democrat talking points from the just-filed Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit against the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks, and Russia. Yet 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)...
  • Obama Campaign Fined Big for Hiding Donors, Keeping Illegal Donations

    08/21/2018 2:49:50 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 35 replies
    US News ^ | Jan 7, 2013 | Seth Cline
    Barack Obama's presidential campaign has been fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for violating federal disclosure laws, Politico reports. An FEC audit of Obama for America's 2008 records found the committee failed to disclose millions of dollars in contributions and dragged its feet in refunding millions more in excess contributions. The resulting fine, one of the largest ever handed down by the FEC, is the result of a failure to disclose or improperly disclosing thousands of contributions to Obama for America during the then-senator's 2008 presidential run, documents show....
  • Maxine Waters hit with FEC complaint over mailer money

    08/01/2018 7:04:38 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 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.