According to a recent report from the Washington Examiner, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has reportedly fined the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign due to their open deception and lying about a now-discredited dossier.
The notorious dossier, which became a mainstream media fixation for multiple years, was an effort to smear then-Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump.
The dossier, which had been written by former UK intelligence officer Christopher Steele, had been circulated to various media outlets and the FBI before the 2016 presidential election.
As investigations have revealed, numerous assertions throughout the dossier pertained to the allegedly embarrassing information that the Russians had on former President Donald J. Trump, as well as on several of Trump’s associates.
According to the FEC, Clinton, along with her cronies in the DNC, engaged in repeated violations of the strict rules regarding payments funneled to Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm, via their law firms, as noted by the Washington Examiner.
In a memo to the Coolidge Reagan Foundation, the FEC added that it had fined the treasurer of the DNC $105,000 and the treasurer of the Clinton campaign $8,000.
According to Dan Backer, who lodged the complaint on behalf of the foundation, the FEC’s fines might constitute the first time that Clinton, “one of the most evidently corrupt politicians in American history,” actually faced the consequences of one of her actions.
“I’m proud to have forced the FEC to do their job for once,” Backer declared in remarks to Washington Examiner.
On their part, the Clinton campaign and DNC insist that a total of $1,024,407.97 was merely paid for legal services, rather than research on the opposition.
Of the $1,024,407.97, the Clinton campaign paid $175,000 directly, with the remainder, $849,407.97, covered by the DNC. These funds are widely acknowledged to have funded the alleged “Russia Hoax.”
However, the DNC and Clinton campaign continue to insist that they did not fund opposition research in spite of these records, still claiming that the funds were allocated to “legal advice and services.” If any entity is to be at fault, per Clinton’s view the fault should rest with the law firm.
Despite the claims from Clinton, the FEC stated that the law was explicitly clear, and it had been explicitly violated.
“Hillary Clinton and her cronies willfully engaged in the greatest political fraud in history,” which resulted in “destroying our nation’s faith in the electoral process,” Backer observed.
“It’s high time they were held accountable,” Backer concluded, “I hope this is only the beginning.”