Federal Election Commission Fines Hillary Clinton, DNC Over Trump Dossier Hoax

Hillary Clinton via Gage Skidmore Flickr

Hillary Clinton and the Democrat National Committee(DNC) were smacked by a series of hefty fines from the Federal Election Commission(FEC) for their lies regarding the funding of the now-discredited Russia dossier

On Tuesday, the FEC said Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the DNC violated strict rules regarding the disclosure of expenditures of payments funneled to the opposition research firm Fusion GPS through their law firm, Perkins Coie.

The Washington Examiner reports:

A combined $1,024,407.97 was paid by the treasurers of the DNC and Clinton campaign to the law firm of Perkins Coie for Fusion’s information and the party and campaign hid the reason by claiming it was for legal services — not opposition research.

Instead, the DNC’s $849,407.97 and Clinton campaign’s $175,000 covered Fusion’s opposition research on the dossier, a basis for the so-called “Russia hoax” that dogged Trump’s first term.

The Clinton campaign and DNC argued that they were correct in describing their payment for “legal advice and services” since it was Perkins Coie that hired Fusion, however, the FEC 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 fined Clinton’s treasurer $8,000 and the DNC’s treasurer $105,000.

Dan Backer, who brought the complaint for the foundation that focuses on free speech and the First Amendment, told Secrets, “This may well be the first time that Hillary Clinton — one of the most evidently corrupt politicians in American history — has actually been held legally accountable, and I’m proud to have forced the FEC to do their job for once. The Coolidge Reagan Foundation proved that with pluck and grit, Americans who stand with integrity can stand up to the Clinton machine and other corrupt political elites.”

Clinton has repeatedly defended the dossier while Trump immediately refuted its claims as nothing but a political hit job.

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Chooch
Chooch
5 months ago

Thats chump change to those people . The FEC needs to add a few more zeros to mesn anything .I am sure they have plenty in petty cash to cover that minimal expence

JIMO
JIMO
5 months ago
Reply to  Chooch

I BETCA TRILLIONS!!!!!! (THANKS TO BIDEN!!!)

Skinc Alexander
Skinc Alexander
5 months ago
Reply to  Chooch

Trumps suing for 72,000,000. If Hillery and crew is charged could triple amount and pay legal fees. You are right about chump change

vinnie
vinnie
5 months ago

For someone that was “DEAD BROKE” upon leaving the Whitehouse, she seems to have accumulated quite a bit of WEALTH!

sus
sus
5 months ago

That’s what she spends on a dinner..WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!

OldestSeaDog
OldestSeaDog
5 months ago

It’s Only Money, the Clintons and DNC have too much so this small fine does not hurt them. Putting some in jail, that would make me feel like MAYBE some parts of our government are working.

Jane Murdach
Jane Murdach
5 months ago

NOT NEAR ENOUGH FOR HILLARY TO PAY OUT! A SLAP ON THE WRIST FOR HER AGAIN.

Richard Perry
Richard Perry
5 months ago

money fines NO SHE NEEDS TO GO TO JAIL ALL INVOLVED

Roseann Carpenter
Roseann Carpenter
5 months ago
Reply to  Richard Perry

The Jan. 6 people did less…IMO

Bill
Bill
5 months ago
Reply to  Richard Perry

GITMO

Robert Callahan
Robert Callahan
5 months ago
Reply to  Richard Perry

I am with you Rick! This is just a gesture to say this matter has already been dealt with. She needs to go to jail along with the Bidens.

Eddie Price
5 months ago

And is the MSM reporting this??? They are as complicit as Hillary and the DNC. Why are they not being investigated??

alicia
alicia
5 months ago

just fines? chump change it is for the clinton woman. SHE MUST GO TO JAIL! She committed FELONIES! HELL!”

Wanda
5 months ago

Just a slap on the wrist!

mark
5 months ago

What a load of BS, lock them up!!!

tzwksq
tzwksq
5 months ago

WOW… guess there is hope for the truth! Think for a minute, If HRC would have been elected, you would never know about this! Scary Stuff!

Jeff
Jeff
5 months ago

Not much of a punishment considering the level of corruption and the damage that was done.

Mike Rowley
Mike Rowley
5 months ago

What a paltry fine….they should have had to pay AT LEAST the total they spent to create and spread the lies….this amounts to a slap on the wrist! Hopefully President Trump, etc will end up suing Hillary and the DNC for damages.

Ridfor
Ridfor
5 months ago

They should be barred from politics.

Bob
Bob
5 months ago

I’m sure they’ve spent more than that for lunch at some of their events. What a farce!!!

NANETTE MOORE
NANETTE MOORE
5 months ago

Pretty light as far as I am concerned. They should be in jail for betraying the people of this country. So wrong!

g-man
g-man
5 months ago

They call that a fine? I’ve been to wedding parties that cost that much.

David
David
5 months ago

This hardly recompenses the Nation for the damage created over the following three years of the Trump Presidency. I would hope that investigations continue.

Calandra Donna
Calandra Donna
5 months ago

The fines should fit the crime and these amounts are insufficient

Big Ed
5 months ago

Boy, what a terrible punishment. It apparently costs only $113,000 to commit a treason against an opposition candidate and a sitting, duly elected president. This is the Democrat’s version of “the Rule of Law”. I’m certain this sort of punishment will discourage any future forays into election crimes….hold it, I had my tongue in my cheek and almost swallowed it.

Jeanne
5 months ago
Reply to  Big Ed

We have to keep up the work we are doing for our best President of our time. President Trump won that election but the truth is slowly coming out. We don’t have too much time left. We all need to fight for America if we want to keep it.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
5 months ago

When is she and her cabal going to jail???
That’s what needs to happen, period!

Raymond Neis
Raymond Neis
5 months ago

Why waste all that time and tax payers money when you knew from the start you would give her only a touch on her pinkey. Are justice system is run by the crooks period.

Jeanne
5 months ago

I am printing the letter from the Federal Election Commission I am going to frame it. We finally got 1 crime Hillary did and got caught for it. Lets Roll!!!!!!!!!

Michael Hainsworth
Michael Hainsworth
5 months ago

So nothing was done?

Alabaster McGillicuddy
Alabaster McGillicuddy
5 months ago

BFD!!! No one went to jail. This will all be forgotten in a month or less.

Ray Muna
Ray Muna
5 months ago

They need to disbar that law firm

Jack Powers
Jack Powers
5 months ago

This, hmmm-lovely platform, will not allow Constitutional FREE speech so I shall try it with a different approach: Hillary Rodham Clinton committed treason more than once. Hillary robbed federal funds sent to countries which were granted those monies because of the devastation suffered in these foreign-lands, as well. Hillary has committed ‘high crimes’. Hillary’s only punishment must be execution. No matter, you choose the approach but the truth is, Hillary must pay the ultimate price. How’s that my lovely darlings? Have I still left you triggered enough to deny me my right to speak?

DebV
DebV
5 months ago

The punishment does NOT fit the crime by any stretch of the imagination! Something is better than nothing, but these fines amount to a slap on the wrist, for a sequence of wrongdoing and lying that was committed over 5+ years!

Ruth
Ruth
5 months ago

Mr. Backer might want to remain alert to avoid being “suicided”.

USA
USA
5 months ago

You call that punishment? That was a slap on the hand! The FEC is just as Corrupt as Corrupt Communist HILLARY CLINTON!

Clayton Sibley
Clayton Sibley
5 months ago

Only a fine they should put that piece of crap in jail.

duke
5 months ago

This is crap. Both Clintons should be in prison along with anyone who was involved in the dossier fraud. Nothing but arrest, and imprisonment for life will satisfy me.

John Wood
John Wood
5 months ago

Lock her up.

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