Hillary Clinton isn’t happy to see her name in scandalous headlines, again. The thing that really cheeses her off is that she actually has to pay a fine. Well, her 2016 campaign does. It’s not much, not in comparison to what the DNC got stuck with, but there’s no way she can debunk the Federal Election Commission investigation with propaganda. The fertilizer is still flinging off the fan in her direction.
Hillary in hiding
Hillary Clinton won’t be making any mid-term election endorsement appearances for a while. Not since the Democratic National Committee and her 2016 presidential campaign “have agreed to collectively pay $113,000 in fines to settle a Federal Election Commission investigation.”
The one into whether they violated campaign finance laws by hiring Christopher Steele, telling him what to find, then distributing his findings, using the FBI and DOJ as weapons along the way. They deny that the sun comes up in the east but they’re ponying up the cash.
This wasn’t just any little Election Commission investigation. The FEC found “probable cause” that Hillary and the DNC were illegally “misreporting the purpose of certain disbursements.” The attorney who filed the original complaint back in 2018 almost fell over when he opened his mail yesterday.
The FEC letter to Dan Backer, dated Tuesday, March 29, was notifying him of the outcome from his charges that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Party illegally concealed “efforts to fund opposition research that eventually led to the so-called Steele dossier.”
Backer was stunned. “This may well be the first time that Hillary Clinton — evidently one of the most corrupt politicians in American history — has actually been held legally accountable.” He had to sit down for that one.
“I’m proud to see the FEC do its job for once.” He didn’t waste much time pounding out a press release on his Coolidge Reagan Foundation stationary. He posted it on their website, too.
Washington Examiner was the first outlet to break the story. Documents posted publicly revealed the settlement deal, which is a whole lot more like a plea agreement, this time. Officially, they call it a “Conciliation agreement.” The DNC singed one and Hillary Clinton’s campaign signed the other.
The Democrats got stuck shelling out $105,000 while the campaign share of the damages was only 8k. It’s not the money, Democrats snarl. The important thing is that it makes all those nasty charges go away. Without admitting anything that might even smell like guilt, they proclaim they only wanted to settle the matter “expeditiously and to avoid further legal costs.” Especially with the midterms coming up rapidly and Joe Biden a babbling mess.
Language in the agreements clearly spells out in black and white that Hillary and her co-defendants “agreed that they will not further contest the commission’s findings, but they did not concede any wrongdoing.” Would everybody please stop talking about Christopher Steel and that dang dossier? They scream. In a lot more colorful language.
Spokesunits for “the DNC and Hillary for America did not immediately respond to requests for comment.” That’s because they allegedly turned their phones off and started drinking heavily.
Daniel Wessel, a DNC spin doctor, had the New York Times print a quick prescription to make Hillary Clinton’s image all better. “We settled aging and silly complaints from the 2016 election about ‘purpose descriptions’ in our F.E.C. report,” the weasel wrote.
The way Donald Trump sees it, “the alleged failure to disclose the research on him during the 2016 campaign was part of an effort by Clinton and the DNC” to “try and take down and illegally destroy your favorite President, me.“