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Political Editors / Apr. 25, 2018

Hillary’s $84M Campaign Money Laundering

The Clinton campaign and DNC are sued for massive breaches of campaign-finance laws.

On Friday, while the mainstream media was salivating over the DNC’s announcement of its lawsuit against Donald Trump’s campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks for an unfounded collusion conspiracy, another much more significant lawsuit was being filed in a DC district court. That lawsuit, brought by Dan Backer, a campaign-finance lawyer, alleges that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC violated campaign-finance laws — to the tune of $84 million. In a nutshell, Backer argues that the Clinton campaign and the DNC conspired to work around campaign-finance law regarding maximum donations in order to funnel large sums of money to her campaign. In effect, they were involved in an elaborate shell game.

This is a significant event and yet passed with almost no word from the mainstream media. As Margot Cleveland of The Federalist observes:

> Yet even with the overwhelming evidence of tsunami-level campaign-finance criminality — more than $84 million — the media instead chases the cloud cast over President Trump because of the $130,000 payment his attorney, Michael Cohen, made to Stormy Daniels, and claims that payment constituted an illegal campaign contribution. One wonders what it will take to break through the mainstream media blackout. Maybe a few pointed unpresidential tweets from our commander-in-chief?

Cleveland’s point on the media’s reaction demonstrates just how in the tank the MSM was for Clinton and essentially remains to this day. Partially, the Leftmedia ignores the story to maintain the illusion that the reason voters rejected Clinton was due to sexism rather than the fact that she was a deeply flawed and compromised candidate, and secondly the media would rather focus negative attention on Trump.

Finally, and what is the most ironic aspect of this latest revelation, is the fact that Democrats have been the biggest driving force pushing for and creating campaign-finance laws for the express purpose of cleaning up the influence of “dark money” in politics. The sheer degree of hypocrisy displayed by both Clinton and the DNC in seeking to undermine the essential “spirit,” if not the letter, of the law — their law — is deplorable. But as is often the case, politics breeds a class of elitists who view themselves as being above the law — laws they establish to control everyone else.

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