Illegal conduct and scandal continue to trail Hillary Clinton.
But this new legal issue didn’t arise from her email scandal.
A federal complaint has been filed against Hillary Clinton and a Super PAC supporting her for millions of dollars worth of illegal coordination.
Correct the Record is a Super PAC run by Clinton loyalist David Brock.
Brock was once a conservative journalist who broke the “Troopergate” story, which resulted in Paula Jones filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill Clinton.
But shortly thereafter, Brock — who admitted to being a homosexual — became a radical left-winger and Clinton defender.
He founded the left-wing Media Matters organization to attack any story that even hinted of criticism of Clinton, and attack journalists who investigated the scandal, criminal activity and corruption that surround Bill and Hillary Clinton.
When Hillary’s presidential aspirations became apparent, he started Correct the Record to rake in unlimited contributions from liberal billionaires to hammer any opposition into dust.
But now the Campaign Law Center has filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) alleging $5.95 million worth of in-kind contributions from Correct the Record went to the Clinton campaign.
According to the CLC, Correct the Record has openly acknowledged that it coordinates with the Clinton Campaign. The complaint quotes a 2015 Washington Post report that said, “Correct the Record believes it can avoid the coordination ban by relying on a 2006 Federal Election Commission regulation that declared that content posted online for free, such as blogs, is off limits from regulation.”
However, the CLC asserts that Correct the Record is not just some volunteer blogging operation. Rather, the complaint states, “Correct the Record is a $6 million Washington, D.C.- based political committee that spends millions on opposition research, message development, surrogate training and booking, professional video production, and press outreach for the benefit of the Clinton campaign—and by its own admission, does so in full coordination with the Clinton campaign.”
“Because Correct the Record is effectively an arm of the Clinton campaign, million-dollar-plus contributions to the Super PAC are indistinguishable from contributions directly to Clinton – and pose the same risk of corruption,” CLC wrote in a press release announcing the filing of the complaint.
First Amendment advocates argue that campaign coordination laws are designed to criminalize politics and are selectively enforced to punish political enemies.
And the Obama years have increasingly seen federal and local officials seek out Republicans and conservatives for punishment while allowing liberal groups and candidates to escape.
Given that Hillary was allowed to walk scot-free after using a private email server to transmit classified intelligence, many believe her campaign and affiliated Super PAC will not face any repercussions for coordinating to help her presidential bid.
But this episode shows that nothing related to Hillary Clinton can escape the taint of investigations and controversy.
Do you believe Hillary Clinton’s Super PAC will face legal consequences for illegally coordinating with Hillary Clinton’s campaign?
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