Monday, a lawsuit was filed against the Federal Election Commission
(FEC) with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that
claims the government entity has ignored complaints alleging that the
Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC)
funneled money through state parties to avoid campaign finance laws.
lawsuit was filed by Committee to Defend the President (CDP), a
political action committee that used to be called Stop Hillary PAC, and
alleges that the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) sent millions of dollars in
donations it received into a money laundering scheme to skirt campaign
finance laws. Fox
reported by Fox News at the time, the CDP alleges in its complaint
that about $84 million was funneled illegally from the DNC through
state party chapters and back into the war chest of the Clinton
campaign. The political action committee claims that even though the
FEC acknowledged receipt of the complaint and claimed that an
investigation would be conducted, the needle has barely moved. ...
filed against the FEC said previous reports showed a series of
transactions in which the HVF disbursed contributions to its state
party committee members -- and they would receive the funds on the
same day. The HVF would also allegedly disburse funds to up to 40
state parties at the same time, and those parties would send the money
back within 24 hours.
on publicly available FEC records, repeatedly throughout the 2016
presidential campaign, HVF would purportedly transfer funds to its
constituent political committees, which included between 34 and 40 state
parties,” the complaint states. “On the very same day each of these
transfers supposedly occurred, or occasionally the very next day, every
single one of those state parties purportedly contributed all of those
funds to the DNC.”
Clinton machine has escaped accountability for its illegal practices for
far too long,” Ted Harvey, chairman of CDP, told Fox News. “After months
of review, the FEC has refused to address the Clintons’ $84 million
money laundering scheme that violated several campaign finance laws.”
to Fox News, FEC officials did not respond to a request for comment,
"citing an open investigation."
provision of federal campaign finance law requires that any Commission
action on an enforcement matter be kept strictly confidential until the
case is resolved," an FEC statement to Fox News states. "To comply with
this legal commitment and to protect the interests of those involved, we
have a policy of not commenting on matters that are before the agency."