It seems like Hillary Clinton can add money laundering to the list of crimes she committed while either Secretary of State or on the campaign trail. This list already includes mishandling classified material, lying to Congress about Benghazi, and colluding with a sitting administration, just to name a few. However, this crime may be one of the worst of all.
In 2014, the Supreme Court ruled on a campaign finance case, McCutcheon v. FEC. To keep it short, the case centered around whether people could support more than one candidate for office. The Court ruled in favor of McCutcheon, however, liberals were extremely upset by the decision.
They claimed this would allow a system where people could donate a bunch of money to a party who would then pretend to pass it on to other candidates and really keep it for higher candidates. This would allow large donors to donate much, much more than the FEC limit of $2,700 to an individual candidate. The Supreme Court was quick to shoot this down saying, no, schemes like this would still be illegal.
But the liberals may have been right. But if you had asked them who would actually participate in that still illegal scheme, they would have been wrong. But to no Republicans’ surprise, it was the Clinton campaign who took approximately $84 million and “used state chapters as straw men to circumvent campaign donation limits and launder the money back to her campaign.”
The Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) was the heart of this scheme and they took large donations, much larger than the FEC limit and routed them through state parties in order to funnel it all up to the Clinton campaign, all $84 million. Strike one.
The money that was supposedly given to the state parties never arrived, the HVF face charges of lying to the FEC in their reporting. Strike two.
Finally, any funds given to the party as a whole are supposed to remain under party control, in this case, the DNC. However, funds were given directly to the Clinton campaign team. A MAJOR breach of a well established election finance law. Strike three.
To place the severity of the scheme into perspective we have seen a similar issue before. Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza was sentenced to “eight months in a community confinement center and five years of probation.” But how much money did he launder? $20,000. That is 4,200 times less than the amount in the Clinton laundering scheme.
Anybody involved in the Hillary Victory Fund, the DNC, and Clinton’s campaign staff should be extremely worried because if there is one thing the Supreme Court and other federal courts do not like is when people directly go against their rulings.