You’ve heard of Benghazi and Uranium One. It’s been a year since Hillary Clinton lost to President Trump and now she is dealing with new scandal: An ongoing Federal Election Commission investigation into a suspicious $84 million money laundering strategy orchestrated by the Hillary Victory Fund — the $500 million joint fundraising committee between the Clinton campaign and Democratic state parties.
Based on former DNC Chairwoman’s public comments Donna Brazile, a memo by former Clinton campaign manager Robbie Mook, and months of analysing FEC reports, the Committee to Defend the President has filed an FEC complaint accusing the Democratic establishment of using state chapters as straw men to mislead campaign donation limits and launder money to Clinton’s campaign. The Hillary Victory Fund gained six-figure donations from huge donors, including “Family Guy” and Calvin Klein, creator Seth MacFarlane, “papered” them through state parties en direct to DNC and then the Clinton campaign.
There are two ways, the fund either never transferred $84 million to state parties, sending the funds straight to the DNC, or it made the transfers without state parties having actual control of the money. In either case, the fund violated campaign finance laws in precisely the way the Supreme Court deemed illegal in its 2014 McCutcheon v. FEC ruling. And that’s only the tip of allegations in this particular iceberg.
When allegations are confirmed by the FEC, Clinton’s $84 million money laundering plan will go down as the single largest campaign finance scandal in American history.
In reality, the New York Times has never mentioned the $84 million scandal. While MSNBC’s lack of coverage is not surprising, CNN’s radio silence is deafening and once again contradicts the network’s self-described nonpartisanship. Even the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel, the only mainstream reporter to cover this scandal, confirmed “most coverages of the FEC complaint had appeared in conservative media” before he covered it.
Can you imagine the media shock if Republicans discover an $84 million money laundering scheme? Just consider the outrage they currently bear at every perceived impropriety by Trump, whether it be having a second scoop of ice cream or saying“Merry Christmas.”
Alas, the liberal media is still defending Clinton from herself. In 2016, an estimated 91 percent of nightly newscasts’ Trump coverage was “hostile” to the president. When it came to covering “personal controversies,” CBS, ABC, and NBC devoted 56 percent of its coverage to Trump and only 38 percent of Clinton’s many scandals.
It’s no surprise the Americans have lost trust in the liberal media. According to Gallup polling, the majority of 2016 U.S. voters believed media coverage favored Clinton over the president. Today, only 27 percent of citizens have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of trust in newspapers. Even fewer Americans (24 percent) have confidence in television news.
If the liberal media won’t cover an unprecedented, meticulously documented $84 million scandal, why would they?
When media won’t do their job, then it falls on us as Americans to hold our political leaders accountable and that e shall do: The FEC’s investigation of the latest Clinton scandal is already on the way to be discovered and could result in significant legal jeopardy for the Democratic establishment, their major donors, and of course Clinton herself.
Whether the media covers it or not, Clinton will have to answer for her actions.