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Did the Democratic National Committee violate election law by coordinating with Hillary Clinton?

July 26, 2016

 It now appears as if, according to this story, when the Democratic National Committee coordinated with Hillary Clinton to screw Bernie Sanders out of any chance at winning the nomination election laws were violated–possibly by all involved, including the former Secretary of State.

 Here is more:

The June 22 WikiLeaks disclosure of 19,252 hacked emails appears to show a pattern of senior officers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) scheming and colluding to favor Hillary Clinton and oppose Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during the 2016 Democrat primaries and caucuses. The emails include DNC plans to commit “dirty tricks,” spread false rumors, and coordinate activities directly with the Clinton campaign.

DNC officers earn annual salaries of $91,000 to $98,000 and staff members earn $29,000 and $96,000 a year, according to the Glassdoor website. Such apparent involvement by DNC employees in direct support of Clinton’s political campaign may have represented hundreds of thousands of dollars of value received.

  The problem is that Federal election law prohibits a campaign from coordinating with a candidate in certain circumstances. If it is determined that while these people did not donate money to Hillary Clinton’s campaign that they did coordinate with the campaign by providing a service which was valuable could it be interpreted as a donation? I guess that depends on what your definition of is is…

The current federal election campaign laws require strict separation between a political party and a candidate. The party cannot 1) coordinate with candidates and 2) use party soft money funds raised for “party building activities,” such as efforts to “get-out-the-vote” and generic “issue advertising” to promote a particular candidate.

The WikiLeaks disclosures suggest a deep “coordination” between the DNC and the Clinton campaign, but there is no direct evidence in the initial dump of hacked emails that there were any “coordinated expenditures” between the DNC and Clinton. It is possible, however, that the use of DNC staff man-hours and equipment to aid one candidate in the context of a primary election could have violated the soft-money expenditure ban.

  Let me be the first to ask the question I know many of you were thinking as you read this: at this point what difference does it make?

  We have already seen the FBI is in the bag for Hillary Clinton when James Comey basically said she broke the law but no charges should be filed because she did not intend to break the law, and that will most likely be the defense here as well. Ironically Hillary Clinton could be the first politician to use #TheClintonDefense since it was handed to her by James Comey. Ignorance of the law is bliss–depending on who you are…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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22 Comments leave one →
  1. July 26, 2016 7:27 pm

    Holy Smokes! Liar, Liar, Pantsuit on fire!

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 27, 2016 5:29 am

      Dodge city! She wouldn’t even say if it would be wrong for the DNC to do what they are accused of.

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      • July 27, 2016 7:53 am

        She told Tim to watch and learn how a pro dodges the media.

        Liked by 1 person

      • July 27, 2016 6:17 pm

        Apparently so!

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    • lou222 permalink
      July 27, 2016 7:40 pm

      She is just taking her lessons from Obama, apparently she only learns about crap from the news, just like he does. I get so tired of her fake attitude of being disgusted with all of this and tired of hearing it….she is SO good at what she does. After all, she is just like us, right? Mr. Mannley, sitting next to her, I think, actually believes she is what is best for the country….that should scare all of us. I have never liked him and it appears that the Bernie supporters do not like him, either.

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      • July 28, 2016 5:34 am

        Who knew Obama and Hillary liked Fox News! But apparently they do because that is the only place that reports on their activities. Hillary has a real problem with Sanders supporters. If they go to Stein instead of to her she could have a real problem.

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      • July 28, 2016 7:03 am

        Remember Fox News may change now that Ailes is out. Robert Murdoch supports Hillary.

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      • lou222 permalink
        July 28, 2016 8:41 am

        Yep, CJ, Rupert Murdoch is left leaning, so all that “fair and balanced”, that was questionable to begin with, will be non-existing. Maybe Ailes has enough clout that he will start up another station and take the ones that said they were leaving with him, to a new program. C-Span doesn’t do too bad, but now that I do not have TV, I do not worry too much about it…I pretty much make up my own mind by reading and deciding what I should believe. Guess I no longer need someone to tell me what I should think, haha!

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      • July 28, 2016 8:23 pm

        I actually already stopped watching Fox News a long time ago just because I was tired of listening to all the so-called TV news outlets spin every issue.

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      • lou222 permalink
        July 28, 2016 8:43 pm

        Ask me if I regret getting rid of cable? Go ahead, ask me!!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • July 28, 2016 9:02 pm

        I think I know the answer…

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  2. July 27, 2016 11:34 am

    Hundreds of Empty DNC Seats for Hillary Clinton Coronation Speech 26th July 2016

    Poopaganda media won’t show this one!

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    • July 27, 2016 6:19 pm

      Funny how the MSM doesn’t show us this, isn’t it?! I heard all the Bernie supporters have gone home and it should look the same tonight and tomorrow night. I am sure they will get people to quietly take those seats.

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    • July 27, 2016 7:03 pm

      Looks like it is happening! http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/07/wow-dnc-advertisers-actors-fill-seats-dnc-convention/

      Liked by 1 person

      • July 27, 2016 8:09 pm

        When I saw that vid of empty seats that’s just what I was thinking would happen. Soros fills the BLMatter & protests w/ funds (Acorn workers are still waiting for payment!) that’s the Dem’s way. The only employment bounce has been this admins. hiring trolls, shills and crisis actors! to do their dirty work!

        Liked by 1 person

      • July 29, 2016 5:30 am

        See, they have helped the economy after all! 😉

        Liked by 1 person

    • lou222 permalink
      July 29, 2016 8:32 am

      Zip, I found this one, as well. This delegate is really upset what the DNC did to those that did not support Clinton:

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      • July 29, 2016 11:22 am

        And if the power elites want her in it won’t matter. We might not be able to do much about it except consider the Nation’s been taken over, little by little, now more because people are beginning ‘see’ the sham. Well, I pray God intervenes, because He knows who’s who. For those following the corrupt, may they see the light (reality) and turn from the liars!

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      • July 29, 2016 12:04 pm

        1. Hillary got booed when she started her speech.
        + 2. Bill fell asleep during Hillary’s speech.
        + 3. 700 paid seat fillers were at the convention, which proves Hillary, in an entire nation, can’t fill a couple thousand seats. If she could, she would have had plenty of volunteers, and they can’t cite security concerns, because anyone who is paid can be as “dangerous” as a willful volunteer. Why such difficulty getting voluntary support?
        Those three things added = “the next morning, the economy surged by 1.2 percent in a single day!
        Yep. Thank you MSM.’
        http://82.221.129.208
        I wonder how many seats, etc was paid for by Soros – or taxes. The depth of corruption is deep, cold and dark.

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      • lou222 permalink
        July 29, 2016 12:14 pm

        I read they advertised on Craigslist at $10 hour….who knows. You would think that she could fill a room like that if she is such a WONDER! I can only imagine that those Delegates are angry, but then again, how sorry can I feel for them when they support/supported Bernie and by all accounts I put him on the same level as Clinton. If Bernie won’t put up a fight why should his “people”? We are in for a long ride this time, Zip. The crooked/illegal/evil crap will be flowing in the streets. I can only hope that eyes are opened and stay open, but I still know those that will vote Democrat ticket no matter what. What to do!!!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • July 29, 2016 7:11 pm

        I heard they paid $50 to fill the seats. Of course this, as well as the booing, and the riots outside were not reported at all.

        Liked by 1 person

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