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FEC Fines Hillary Clinton’s Campaign and the Democratic National Committee
The DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign treasurers paid law firm Perkins Coie for Fusion GPS’s information, and the party and campaign disguised the purpose by stating it was for legal services, not opposition research.
According to the document, the Clinton campaign and DNC claimed that characterizing their payment as “legal advice and services” was correct because Perkins Coie contracted Fusion GPS. However, the agency claims that the law is clear and that it was broken.
“The election agency said that Clinton and the DNC violated strict rules on describing expenditures of payments funneled to the opposition research firm Fusion GPS through their law firm,” according to the Washington Examiner.
‘Stand Up to the Clinton Machine’
The author of the complaint, Dan Backer, told the Examiner, “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.”
The FEC fined Clinton’s treasurer $8,000 and the DNC’s treasurer $105,000. The full memo will be made public next month.