“The commission ruled it had found probable cause that both the Clinton campaign and the DNC had violated election law by not being ‘sufficiently specific’ about the purpose of the payments and not including detailed information about Fusion GPS in the disclosure forms.”
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) fined Hillary’s 2016 campaign and the DNC for lying about their payments to fund the dossier on Trump.
They have to pay $8,000 and $105,000 “for mislabeling payments that ultimately went to Fusion GPS.” From The New York Post:
The FEC said Clinton and the DNC claimed the money given to Perkins Coie to hire Fusion GPS was reported on disclosure forms as having gone toward “legal advice and services” rather than opposition research.
The commission ruled it had found probable cause that both the Clinton campaign and the DNC had violated election law by not being “sufficiently specific” about the purpose of the payments and not including detailed information about Fusion GPS in the disclosure forms.
Both the Clinton campaign and the DNC did not admit the FEC’s finding, but said they “will not further contest the commission’s finding of probable cause,” according to documents reviewed by the Post.
Lawyers for both Democratic entities maintained the payments were reported “in accordance with the law and Commission guidelines,” claiming Fusion GPS’ work would assist Perkins Coie in providing legal advice. They also argued that Fusion GPS’s work was protected under attorney-client privilege.
The Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed the original complaint in 2018.
Democratic law firm Perkins Coie received over $1 million from Hillary’s campaign and the DNC. The law firm used Fusion GPS to find dirt on Trump. Fusion GPS hired former British spy Christopher Steele to find information.
The FEC fine is another black eye for Hillary and the Democrats. Trump sued Hillary and others for falsely accusing him of colluding with Russia.DONATE
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