The right-leaning Coolidge Reagan Foundation filed a lawsuit — obtained exclusively by IJR — on Wednesday morning in the hopes of getting a ruling that would force the FEC to address the complaint it filed on August 1, 2018.
The original FEC complaint alleged that Hillary for America and the DNC breached campaign finance law by issuing a false report with the intention of misleading the American people. The complaint notes that campaign expenditure forms show that the DNC and Hillary for American paid their mutual legal advisers at Perkins Coie, LLP for “legal services,” but the law firm turned around and paid Fusion GPS for the Steele dossier.
Backer also blamed Senator Chuck Schumer for his inaction on confirming two nominees for two vacant spots on the Federal Election Commission.
Backer told IJR that he hopes this subsequent lawsuit will get the American people closer to understanding the truth about the DNC’s actions before the 2020 elections:
“Americans ought to know — before they decide to trust the Democrats or re-elect President Trump in 2020 — the extent to which the Democratic Party, its campaign, its candidate, its law firm, conspired to undermine our democracy. It’s really outrageous. Every time a Democrat opens their mouth about Russian collusion, I want to scream from the rooftops because there’s the collusion.”