June 14, 2019


FEC head Ellen Weintraub tweeted:
Let me make something 100% clear to the American public and anyone running for public office: It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election. This is not a novel concept. Electoral intervention from foreign governments has been considered unacceptable since the beginnings of our nation. Our Founding Fathers sounded the alarm about 'foreign Interference, Intrigue, and Influence.' They knew that when foreign governments seek to influence American politics, it is always to advance their own interests, not America's. Anyone who solicits or accepts foreign assistance risks being on the wrong end of a federal investigation. Any political campaign that receives an offer of a prohibited donation from a foreign source should report that offer to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Note to Donald Trump (and his enablers in his party): "Oppo research" is something of value and it would be illegal to accept it from a foreign national.

Andrew Napolitano (from Fox News) said that it shows that Trump is "prepared to commit a felony to get reelected."

Silence on this matter from Trump's party is complicity in that corruption.


Zeus0209 said...

This spawned a bunch of GOP whataboutism retort tactic yesterday. Then there's the orange abomination claiming something akin to (paraphrasing) "don't let them let you think that every politician isn't guilty to some degree of this sort of thing."

Maybe or maybe not. But shouldn't squeaky clean be what we strive for, 100% of the time?

It was a joke back in my college days: admit nothing, deny everything and counter-accuse. But that joke fits trump to a T, and irrespective of any other politician's behaviors, he did not and will not get my vote. There is someone better.

Social Justice NPC Anti-Paladin™ said...

Now do the Steele dossier.

What if you just disable AVS on your campaign website donation page?

"GOP whataboutism retort tactic"
Some have collectively decided to rename “rooting out hypocrisy and naked partisanship” as “whataboutism.”

Zeus0209 said...

irrespective of any other politician's behaviors, he did not and will not get my vote. There is someone better