The PAC filed its complaint to the FEC in December 2017.
The Committee to Defend the President (CDP), a pro-Trump PAC, has filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for allegedly ignoring complaints of a supposed money laundering scheme used by failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC.
CDP alleges that the campaign and DNC “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.”
From Fox News:
On Monday, the CDP filed a lawsuit against the FEC with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. They claim that the commission failed to act, calling the inaction “arbitrary, capricious, contrary to law, and an abuse of discretion.”
A copy of the suit obtained by Fox News urges the court to exercise its statutory authority under the Federal Election Campaign Act and take action against what they say is an unprecedented scheme to circumvent federal campaign finance law.
“We urge the Court to step in and demand action from the FEC,” Harvey said. “The American people demand that our most corrupt political figures answer for their transgressions.”
In its original complaint, the CDP alleges that about $84 million was funneled illegally from the DNC through state party chapters and back into the war chest of the Clinton campaign.
CDP first launched the accusations on December 15, 2017. A few days later the group received an acknowledgement from the FEC that the commission would send them a notification when the FEC “takes final action” on the complaint.
The group’s complaint to the FEC claimed that the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) reached out to big name donors like Calvin Klein for money and allegedly sent that money “through state chapters and back to the DNC before ending up with the Clinton campaign.”
The complaint stated that FEC records available to the the public show that throughout the 2016 campaign, “HVF would purportedly transfer funds to its constituent political committees, which included between 34 and 40 state parties” and then either on that same day or the next, “every single one of those state parties purportedly contributed all of those funds to the DNC.”
Don’t forget that former DNC Donna Brazile talked about money moved around in the DNC:
“Individuals who had maxed out their $2,700 contribution limit to the campaign could write an additional check for $353,400 to the Hillary Victory Fund—that figure represented $10,000 to each of the 32 states’ parties who were part of the Victory Fund agreement—$320,000—and $33,400 to the DNC,” reads a passage from the book. “The money would be deposited in the states first, and transferred to the DNC shortly after that. Money in the battleground states usually stayed in that state, but all the other states funneled that money directly to the DNC, which quickly transferred the money to [Clinton campaign headquarters in] Brooklyn.”
Brazile took issue with this, saying that it signified the victory fund was going to Clinton before she received the nomination.
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