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Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Campaign Got Illegal Funds

From the Washington Times:

Hillary Clinton campaign got illicit funds from D.C. scandal figure

Terry McAuliffe, now Va. governor, was Clinton campaign chairman at time

By Dave Boyer | March 10, 2014

Despite Hillary Rodham Clinton’s promise that she had scrubbed illegal cash contributions from her 2008 presidential campaign, prosecutors revealed Monday that the mastermind of Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s “shadow campaign” also funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid Mrs. Clinton’s bid for the White House.

Hey, it’s like old times.

Jeffrey E. Thompson’s scheme included diverting more than $608,000 in illicit funds to a New York marketing executive, Troy White, who organized “street teams” to raise Mrs. Clinton’s visibility in urban areas during her Democratic primary battle against Barack Obama. Mr. White pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in the case.

‘Street teams’ sound like the kind of people that are given ‘walking around money,’ as well as booze and cigarettes. In other words, the most dependable Democrat foot soldiers.

But note that this revelation was confessed to under oath in court. And yet where is this news being reported in our one party mainstream news media? Or is a Clinton getting illegal campaign donations not considered to be newsworthy anymore?

Prosecutors said that from February to May 2008, Thompson used two firms to disburse $608,750 in “excessive and unreported contributions to pay for campaign services in coordination with and in support of a federal political candidate for president of the United States and the federal and the candidate’s authorized committee.” That candidate was Mrs. Clinton.

Mr. Obama, too, received thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from Thompson and his employees, although those donations apparently were legal.

Probably only by accident.

U.S. Attorney Ron Machen said there was no indication that Mrs. Clinton was aware of the specific activities to aid her campaign…

Of course not. The smartest woman in the world can’t be bothered with such piddling details, like where $608,750 came from.

Mrs. Clinton’s campaign chairman at the time was Terry McAuliffe, now governor of Virginia. Mr. McAuliffe’s gubernatorial campaign said last year that it would not return a $2,500 donation that Thompson made in 2009…

And Mr. McAuliffe has been appropriately rewarded for his service. As good Democrat bag men always are.

In 2007, when Mrs. Clinton was considered the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, she took the unprecedented step of returning $850,000 in contributions raised by Norman Hsu, a top campaign bundler who was wanted on criminal charges in a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. At the time, Clinton campaign officials said they would undertake “vigorous” extra vetting procedures to make sure her sources of campaign funds were legitimate.

In 2009, a federal judge sentenced Hsu to more than 24 years in prison for violating campaign finance laws and defrauding investors.

The Hsu scandal, in turn, brought unwelcome reminders for Mrs. Clinton of her husband’s fundraising controversies in the 1990s, including Little Rock businessman Charlie Trie. In that episode, about $640,000 was returned or refused after accusations that Trie funneled fraudulent donations.

There was also the case of businessman Johnny Chung, in which the Democratic National Committee returned more than $360,000 in donations raised during President Clinton’s 1996 re-election bid. Chung admitted that he accepted some of the money from Chinese military officials…

Good times! We can’t wait to re-live them one more time in 2016.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Hillary Clinton’s 2008 Campaign Got Illegal Funds”

  1. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    “who organized “street teams” to raise Mrs. Clinton’s visibility in urban areas”

    Also known as vote buying. But by Allah, there was no fraud or illegality in the Obama campaign. Not even a smidgen.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    But did she get any magic Climate Change dust to sprinkle on her enemies? That’s the burning question ..

  3. canary says:

    Can you imagine how many campaign funds Hillary scrubbed straight into her own bank account. And Bill and Chelsea are making a killing on their non-proft. I’m sure Chelsea will let Hillary use her new 10 million dollar pad
    in NYC since it’s close to the airport. Or do the Clinton’s have their own airport.

    Oh. I meant an airport in their back yard.

    Not to confuse it with their closed down airport far out in a field in Arkansas where planes dropped cocaine to the ground.

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