Hillary for America and the Democratic National Committee were just both fined $113,000 by the FEC for violating campaign finance law during the 2016 presidential campaign and its all thanks to one incredible Republican organization.
Hillary’s comeuppance was all thanks to a complaint originally filed in 2018 by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation. a complaint which has now resulted in fines of $105,000 dollars for the DNC and $8,000 dollars of Hillary for America.
The complaint accused the DNC and Clinton Campaign of ‘conspir[ing] with foreigners in violation of both federal campaign finance law and basic decency.’
The violations in question involved the creation and dissemination of the false ‘Steele Dossier’ which made a series of knowingly false allegations about then candidate Trump’s connection to Russia, as the Washington Examiner reports:
The Federal Election Commission has fined the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for lying about the funding of the infamous, and discredited, Russian “dossier” used in a smear attempt against Donald Trump weeks before he shocked the world with his 2016 presidential victory.
The election agency said that Clinton and the DNC violated strict rules on describing expenditures of payments funneled to the opposition research firm Fusion GPS through their law firm
Dan Backer, who brought the complaint on behalf of the foundation, which focuses on free speech and the First Amendment, told Secrets, “This may well be the first time that Hillary Clinton — one of the most evidently corrupt politicians in American history — has actually been held legally accountable, and I’m proud to have forced the FEC to do their job for once. The Coolidge Reagan Foundation proved that with pluck and grit, Americans who stand with integrity can stand up to the Clinton machine and other corrupt political elites.”
Clinton has in the past defended her campaign’s spending for the information and the work of her campaign lawyer, Marc Elias, with Fusion GPS, which compiled the dossier and hired former British spy Christopher Steele to dig further on Trump.