FEC fines Hillary Clinton campaign, DNC over funding of Russia hoax dossier

Having evaded consequences for her suspected involvement in countless scandals during her decades in the political arena, Hillary Clinton is finally facing at least some degree of accountability from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as a result of charges that she committed campaign finance violations in connection to the discredited Trump—Russia dossier, as the Washington Examiner reports.

The FEC recently determined that Clinton’s 2016 campaign as well as the Democratic National Committee (DNC) ran afoul of its rules governing expenditure descriptions with regard to money paid to opposition research firm Fusion GPS – funds that were actually channeled through the Perkins Coie law firm.

During the run up to the 2016 election, that law firm was paid more than $1 million by the DNC and the Clinton campaign, and though campaign disclosures asserted that the sums were payment for legal services rendered, they were actually meant to pay for the research that formed the basis of the false dossier former President Donald Trump was forced to spend much of his first term in office debunking.

According to a memo issued by the FEC on the matter, despite DNC and Clinton campaign contentions that their disclosures were accurate, given that Perkins Coie was the entity that actually hired Fusion GPS, the agency was now persuaded, and fines of $105,000 and $8,000 were assessed against the DNC treasurer and the Clinton campaign treasurer, respectively.

While many allies of the former president were pleased to see that the FEC leveled at least some measure of punishment on the offending parties, former national security adviser to the House Intelligence Committee, Kash Patel, suggested that the penalties were still wholly insufficient, as Fox News notes.

“The biggest takeaway is the Hillary Clinton campaign broke federal law by taking political contributions and paying a foreign asset to gin up dirty Russian information that was fake that they funneled into the FBI to falsely surveil President Trump under illegal warrants issued by the Federal Surveillance Court,” Patel explained to Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday.

Outlining what he believes was an unjustifiable delay in holding the guilty parties to account, Patel continued, “When I was leading the Russiagate investigation we had to get a subpoena from Congress to get the bank records to show that the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Dems paid for the Steele dossier. And three years later, the FEC finally woke up and said, ‘Yes, that’s illegal and we need to fine them.”

While any measure of accountability for Clinton and the Democrats is a welcome change of pace, Patel argued that they still got off far more easily than the circumstances warranted, adding, “Had any other campaign done it, they would have fined them to the tune of tens of millions of dollars. But I’ll take this as a start.”

Also weighing in on the FEC’s determination was Trump himself, who recently filed suit against the DNC, Clinton, and a host of others involved in launching the Russia collusion narrative and lamented the damage their actions did to his administration and to him personally. “This corruption is only beginning to be revealed, is un-American, and must never be allowed to happen again. Where do I go to get my reputation back?”

15 Responses

  1. The fine was a slap on the hand to her,a federal crime was committed why hasnt a stronger penalty been enforced!!!

    1. I AGREE WITH Jad. SHE AND THE DNC HAVE DONE TOO MUCH DAMAGE TO OTHERS. PLAY IN DIRT, YOU GET DIRTY. SHE DESERVES TO SPEND SOME TIME IN JAIL JUST LIKE A “REAL PERSON” WOULD DO, Example: Jan 6th patriots.

  2. This is a bunch of crap. Just a slap on the wrist to Hillary and the DNC. If this was Trump, they’d thrown him in prison for life.the system is so one sided and corrupt it makes me sick.

  3. I am so glad This is finally coming out I have faith in America hopefully it is not run by the rich

  4. I believe Hillary Clinton should have received a Prison Term as well as fined Millions of dollars for this crime. She is not above our Americans!!

  5. Good! It is a start, although not enough in fines! How about some indictments to go along with the fines? Killary is guilty of so much more! And Obama should be investigated as well, he knew about this and did nothing to stop it, in fact he condoned it!

  6. That very sad. CORRUPT COMMUNIST HILLARY CLINTON AND THE DNC, AND OTHER’S GET A SKAP ON THE WRIST! IF ONE OF US IN AMERICA OR A REPUBLICAN DID THIS WE WOULD BE UNDER THE JAIL!!?!

  7. way past time and why does it take so long to prosecute, fine or charge a damn politician/ the peoples so called person the average joe would be finishing the 3rd year of a 4 year of a sentence while . Politicians are still debating is he or isn’t he and the culprit will still be drawing tax payers money God forbid we do not treat them like some one special Stop me if I am wrong but did we not rid our selfs of parasites during the revolutionary war A true servant of the people would take no pay and volunteer their services,

  8. WHAT THE HECK????SO LITTLE MONEY..THAT’S THE PROBLEM MONEY CAN BUY THEM OUT OF EVERYTHING. if anyone else had done , smached their cell phones..gave away secrets.and i do believe her and bill have had people killed..they always come out on top…I don’t believe we will ever see them pay for the crimes they have cause to our country and people. I am sick of them…they should be in jail..with their friends in washington. obama, pig losie
    shumer and the bidens..GOD HELP US

  9. i am overjoyed that there are people in the USA that believe in President Trump. I DO BELIEVE THAT THE VOTING MACHINES USED IN 2020 WERE CORRUPTED FROM THE START. TRUMP WON THAT ELECTION BUT THE DEMOCRAT/SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST PARTY CHEATED. I CANNOT, IN MY HEART BELIEVE OTHERWISE. THAT’S WHY BIDEN DIDN’T COME OUT OF THE BASEMENT TO CAMPAIGN. IT WAS A SHOE-IN, WAKE UP AMERICA. OUR WAY OF LIFE IS SO GOOD THAT PEOPLE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE COME HERE THRU OUR OPEN BORDERS. MANY COUNTRIES OPENED THEIR JAILS FOR THIS. WE ARE PAYING FOR IT NOW WITH ALL THE HORROR HAPPENING AROUND THE COUNTRY. LET’S BAND TOGETHER & PUT ANOTHER MAVERICK (TRUMP) IN THE WHITE HOUSE IN “24, OR SOONER IF THE REPUBLICANS HAVE THE GUTS TO GET Biden, Kamala, Pelosi, Schumer IMPEACHED. DID YOU HEAR, THE DEMS WANT TO GIVE SOC. SEC. TO ALL THOSE WHO CROSSED OUR BORDER RECENTLY. SOC. SEC. IS GOING BROKE & THEY WANT TO MAKE IT “BROKE” SOONER. THEN WE WOULD BE DEPENDANT ON THE GOV’T. NO THANKS. HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY DAY FOLKS.

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