2014, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of my client, Alabama engineer
Shaun McCutcheon, in his challenge to the Federal Election Commission's
(FEC) outdated "aggregate limits," which effectively limited how many
candidates any one donor could support.
liberals railed against McCutcheon's win, arguing it would create
supersized "Joint Fundraising Committees" (JFCs). In court, they claimed
these JFCs would allow a single donor to cut a multimillion-dollar
check, and the JFC would then route funds through dozens of
participating state parties, who would then funnel it back to the final
21 President Fred Wertheimer claimed the
Supreme Court's McCutcheon v. FEC ruling would lead to "the system of
legalized bribery recreated that existed prior to Watergate." The
Supreme Court, in ruling for us, flatly stated such a scheme would still
Democrats' response? Hold my beer.
Committee to Defend the President has filed
an FEC complaint against Hillary Clinton's
campaign, Democratic National Committee (DNC), Democratic state parties
and Democratic mega-donors.
Fox News reported, we documented the Democratic establishment
"us[ing] state chapters as straw men to circumvent campaign donation
limits and launder(ing) the money back to her campaign." The 101-page
complaint focused on the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) — the $500 million
joint fundraising committee between the Clinton campaign, DNC, and
dozens of state parties — which did exactly that the Supreme Court
declared would still be illegal.
solicited six-figure donations
from major donors, including Calvin Klein and "Family Guy" creator
Seth MacFarlane, and routed them through state parties en route to the
Clinton campaign. Roughly $84 million may have been laundered in what
might be the single largest campaign finance scandal in U.S. history.
what we know. Campaign finance law is incredibly complex and infamous
for its lack of clarity. As
I've explained before, its complexity is a feature, not a bug.
Major political players with the resources to hire the very few
attorneys who practice campaign finance law benefit from the complexity
that keeps others out. Perhaps HVF's architects thought so too, and
assumed that if no one understands what's happening, no one would
what you can do, legally. Per election, an individual donor can
contribute $2,700 to any candidate, $10,000 to any state party
committee, and (during the 2016 cycle) $33,400 to a national party's
main account. These groups can all get together and take a single check
from a donor for the sum of those contribution limits — it's legal
because the donor cannot exceed the base limit for any one recipient.
And state parties can make unlimited transfers to their national party.
what you can't do, which the Clinton machine appeared to do anyway. As
the Supreme Court made clear in McCutcheon v. FEC, the JFC may not
solicit or accept contributions to circumvent base limits, through
"earmarks" and "straw men" that are ultimately excessive — there are
five separate prohibitions here.
top of that, six-figure donations either never actually passed through
state party accounts or were never actually under state party control,
which adds false FEC reporting by HVF, state parties, and the DNC to the
Donna Brazile and others admitted, the DNC placed the funds under
the Clinton campaign's direct control, a massive breach of campaign
finance law that ties the conspiracy together.
donors, knowing the funds would end up with Clinton's campaign, wrote
six-figure checks to influence the election — 100 times larger than
bundled these megagifts and, on a single day, reported transferring
money to all participating state parties, some of which would then show
up on FEC reports filed by the DNC as transferring the exact same dollar
amount on the exact same day to the DNC. Yet not all the state parties
reported either receiving or transferring those sums.
any of these transfers actually happen? Or were they just paper entries
to mask direct transfers to the DNC?
perspective, conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza was prosecuted
and convicted in 2012 for giving a handful of
associates money they then contributed to a candidate of his preference
— in other words, straw man contributions. He was sentenced to
eight months in a community confinement center and five years of
probation. How much money was involved? Only $20,000. HVF weighs in at
$84 million — more than 4,000 times larger!
who should be worried? Everyone involved — from the donors themselves to
Democratic fundraisers to party officials who filed false reports and,
ultimately, to Clinton campaign and HVF officials looking at significant
take my word for it. Our complaint is built entirely on the FEC reports
filed by Democrats, memos
authored by Clinton campaign manager Robbie
Mook, and public
statements from Donna Brazile and others.
only question that matters: Was the law broken? If the answer is yes,
then the corrupt
Clinton machine should be held accountable.
- Backer is
a veteran campaign counsel, having served more than 100 candidates,
PACs, and political organizations, including the Committee to Defend
the President. He is founding attorney of political.law, a campaign
finance and political law firm in Alexandria, Va.
Senior White House
Executives and The President of the United States under the Obama
Administration are well aware of this case. Some of them engaged in
crimes and cover-ups in order to exploit the illicit assets of this
Senior executives at
The Department of Transportation, The Department of Energy, The
Securities and Exchange Commission and some Law Enforcement agencies
received profits from the illicit assets of this case and operated
stand-downs, reprisal efforts, and cover-ups of regulatory and law
enforcement efforts for their own private ends.
in a Cartel-based association operating in violation of Racketeering
RICO laws exchanged cash, stock warrants, prostitutes, revolving
doors, internet and media manipulation, and other goods, for
government contracts, grants, stock pumps, and federal appointments.
This Cartel operated Ener1, Abound, Solyndra, Ivanpah, Severstal,
A123, Fisker, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, Solar City, Abengoa, and other
facade efforts which stood as fronts for the asset transfers. Key
portions of the illicit asset transfers occurred as
skims-off-the-top as the money was transferred from the U.S.
Treasury to private accounts. Other key portions of the illicit
asset transfers occurred as stock market pump-and-dump profiteering
under a process that U.S. Treasury inspectors call: “Unjust
Reward Graft by State and Federal Employees...”.
Administration controlled media outlets including: CNN, NBC/MSNBC
,The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles
Times,Twitter, Google, Linkedin, Facebook, The New Yorker, Salon,
Cracked, WIRED, Ars Technica, Vox, Gawker Media, The Verge,
TechCrunch, All Disney Properties, Gizmodo, Univision, Kotaku, All
Sony Properties, LifeHacker, Jezebel, All William Hearst properties,
San Jose Mercury News, Deadspin, Jalopnik, Reddit.com, The Daily
Dot, The Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, MediaMatters,
Politico, PolitiFact, ValueWalk, New York Daily News, TIME,
Newsweek, Snopes, Motley Fool, Think Progress and related
publications. This media control accounted for 95% of U.S. Domestic
media impressions at one time and allowed the suspects to avoid news
circumspection and to put character assassination and doubt-creation
hit jobs on adversaries.
“Don’t worry, it’s
green and it will save penguins”- PR was used as a
smoke-screen to attempt to lull voters into the typical “...move
along, nothing to see here” political play-book ploy.
After receiving more
taxpayer cash hand-outs than any group in U.S. history, given to the
smallest financially connected group, from the same federal
administrators, while sabotaging only the competitors of that group,
the facade companies all suddenly failed. This has never happened
before in the history of America. The evidence points to only one
conclusion: An organized crime activity was interdicted and the
activity was definitely a felony-class criminal collusion effort.
oligarchs were the primary instigators and beneficiaries of the
scheme. Their leaders included Steve Westly, John Doerr, Eric
Schmidt, Larry Page, Steven and Alison Spinner, Elon Musk, Jared
Cohen, Steven Rattner, Steven Jurvetson, and related parties.
intermediate operations which include In-Q-Tel, Media Matters, New
America Foundation, Think Progress, Deloitte Consulting, CBRE, Wells
Fargo, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey Consulting and lobbyists to operate
Over 980 billion
dollars, at a minimum, from the U.S. Treasury has been routed to the
bank accounts of the suspects. Including losses from the Afghanistan
War, which the suspects held a profiteering interest in, the
calculated losses to U.S. taxpayers, to date, exceeds 6 trillion
Leaks from Jofi
Joseph, Wikileaks, Guccifer, Panama Papers, HSBC Swiss Leaks and
over 72 similar leaks have now confirmed these facts. Secret Service
agents, who stood in the White House observing these actions, have
reported their disgust at the corruption. FBI agents, who have
investigated these incidents, have reported their disgust at the
lack of authorized actions for this case. Over 80 members of the
United States Congress have started to demand a Special Prosecutor
for the investigation of this matter. Over 1000 witnesses have
offered to testify if a credible Special Prosecutor is appointed.
A new Administration
has now been elected. The will and the resources to prosecute this
case are now in place.