The Federal Election Commission has fined Hillary Clinton and the DNC for money laundering to avoid admitting that they were funding the now-debunked Russia Collusion Hoax. They were not found guilty, nor did they admit they were guilty. They agreed to pay a fine to end the investigation.
But, the fines were so small they weren’t even a slap on the wrist, they were more like air \slaps on the wrist with the DNC paying $105,000 and Hillary a mere $8,000 which is less than she spends on Lane Bryant in a month. What kind of joke is this? They lied about where the money went. They claimed it as lawyer fees and not for opposition research through Fusion GPS and disgraced former British spy, Christopher Steele.
An FEC complaint was filed in October 2017 against the Clinton campaign and the DNC for violating campaign finance law. They failed to disclose where the money actually went.
In 2018, Hillary Clinton and the DNC were accused of using state chapters as straw men in order to evade contribution limits. The FEC ignored this complaint entirely. $84 million here and $84 million there, and before you know it, we are talking about some real money.
The Washington Examiner reported:
The Federal Election Commission has fined the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for lying about the funding of the infamous, and discredited, Russian “dossier” used in a smear attempt against Donald Trump weeks before he shocked the world with his 2016 presidential victory.
The election agency said that Clinton and the DNC violated strict rules on describing expenditures of payments funneled to the opposition research firm Fusion GPS through their law firm.
A combined $1,024,407.97 was paid by the treasurers of the DNC and Clinton campaign to law firm Perkins Coie for Fusion GPS’s information, and the party and campaign hid the reason, claiming it was for legal services, not opposition research.
Instead, the DNC’s $849,407.97 and the Clinton campaign’s $175,000 covered Fusion GPS’s opposition research on the dossier, a basis for the so-called “Russia hoax” that dogged Trump’s first term.
The memo said that the Clinton campaign and DNC argued that they were correct in describing their payment as for “legal advice and services” because it was Perkins Coie that hired Fusion GPS. But the agency said the law is clear and was violated.
It added that neither the campaign nor the party conceded to lying but won’t contest the finding. “Solely for the purpose of settling this matter expeditiously and to avoid further legal costs, respondent[s] does not concede, but will not further contest the commission’s finding of probable cause to proceed” with the probe, said the FEC.
The FEC, in a memo to the Coolidge Reagan Foundation, which filed its complaint over three years ago, said it fined Clinton’s treasurer $8,000 and the DNC’s treasurer $105,000.
The memo, shared with Secrets, is to be made public in a month.