Ms. Dona Brazile, the former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, knew that her role as a politician was mostly over when she got sidelined after the Trump election win and therefore decided to write a book with the (way too long) title: “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House.”
This manuscript has since done so much harm to the Democrats that we can’t really see a return for Ms. Brazile any time soon. Thanks to revelations in the book about party financing, several complaints have already been made with the Federal Election Commission.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is HUGE. <br><br>The $84 million was allegedly "funneled illegally from the DNC through state party chapters and… <a href="https://t.co/6DxW0WfKzO">https://t.co/6DxW0WfKzO</a></p>— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) <a href="https://twitter.com/SarahPalinUSA/status/943338109462306816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 20, 2017</a></blockquote>
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The last one, filed this week, states that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee used state chapters as middle men to bypass campaign donation limits and syphon the money back to her campaign.
How much money do you ask? 84 million dollars apparently. That buys a lot of campaign marketing of course.
The Committee to Defend the President (CDP), a political action committee, filed its complaint with the FEC, saying that the Hillary Clinton campaign asked for cash from big-name donors to be sent through state chapters and then back to the DNC so it could end up with the Clinton campaign.
CDP counsel Mr. Dan Backer stated: “It appears virtually every single disbursement from HVF (Hillary Victory Fund) to a state party resulted in an immediate transfer of the same amount of funds from the state party to the DNC.”
“Over 99% of funds transferred through HVF to state parties wound up at the DNC.”
In Dona Brazile’s book, it is explained that the Hillary Victory Fund was a fundraising committee formed between Hillary for America, the Democratic National Committee, and 33 Democratic committees representing 32 states and Puerto Rico.
This technique allowed donors to give well in excess of the $2,700 limit in the primary and general election cycles. As soon as a donor hits the $2,700 limit, he could write another check for $353,400 to the Hillary Victory Fund.
Then, some, $10,000 would flow to each of the states and $33,400 would go to the DNC.
In this manner, according to the calculation of the CDP, some $84 million was slushed back to Hillary’s campaign in an illegal manner.
That call to lock her up sounds ever louder of course.