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BUSTED: Clinton, DNC funneled $84M through state parties to skirt campaign finance laws, claims report
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hillary Clinton and her cohorts at the DNC may have some explaining to do, according to blockbuster accusations revealed in a newly filed lawsuit.
“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 by The Committee to Defend the President (CDP) claims.
As reported by Fox News, the CDP, formally known as the “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 ending up with the Clinton campaign.
In its initial complaint, the CDP alleged that around $84 million was funneled illegally from the DNC through state party chapters and back into funds marked the Clinton campaign.
“The Clinton machine has escaped accountability for its illegal practices for far too long,” Ted Harvey, CDP chairman, told Fox News. “After months of review, the FEC has refused to address the Clintons’ $84 million money laundering scheme that violated several campaign finance laws.”
On Monday, the CDP renewed its allegations through the filing of a lawsuit against the FEC with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. In it, the CDP claims that the commission failed to act, calling the inaction “arbitrary, capricious, contrary to law, and an abuse of discretion.”
“Based on publicly available FEC records, repeatedly throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, HVF would purportedly transfer funds to its constituent political committees, which included between 34 and 40 state parties,” the complaint reads. “On the very same day each of these transfers supposedly occurred, or occasionally the very next day, every single one of those state parties purportedly contributed all of those funds to the DNC.”
The complaint documents a series of transactions in which the HVF disbursed contributions to its state party committee members, only to receive the funds back on the same day.
Officials for the FEC declined to comment when reached by Fox News on the matter, but issued a statement addressing the allegations a short time thereafter.
“A provision of federal campaign finance law requires that any Commission action on an enforcement matter be kept strictly confidential until the case is resolved,” the statement reads. “To comply with this legal commitment and to protect the interests of those involved, we have a policy of not commenting on matters that are before the agency.”