FEC Complaint Accuses DNC And Clinton Campaign Of Hiding Payments For Fusion GPS Trump-Russia Dossier

Courthouse News Service reports:

A nonpartisan group of election law experts on Wednesday accused the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 president campaign of violating federal financial disclosure laws to hide payments for a dossier that alleged connections between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia.

In a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission, the Campaign Legal Center says the Clinton campaign and DNC failed to file accurate records in violation of both commission regulations and the Federal Election Campaign Act.

“Specifically, the DNC and Hillary for America reported dozens of payments totaling millions of dollars to the law firm Perkins Coie with the purpose described as “Legal Services” or “Legal and Compliance Consulting,” when in reality, at least some of those payments were earmarked for the firm Fusion GPS, with the purpose of conducting opposition research in Donald Trump,” the complaint says.

More from CNN:

DNC communications director Xochitl Hinojosa said in a statement Tuesday: “Tom Perez and the new leadership of the DNC were not involved in any decision-making regarding Fusion GPS, nor were they aware that Perkins Coie was working with the organization. But let’s be clear, there is a serious federal investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, and the American public deserves to know what happened.”

The Campaign Legal Center has previously filed FEC complaints against both the Trump and Clinton campaigns.

  • DrRobY

    I say impeach her. Get her out of office. . . . Oh, wait. . . . Never mind.

  • Michael R
  • JW Swift

    Oh, fuck. A new reason for the Trumpanzees to start yelling “Lock her up!” all over again.

    • Joe in PA

      As if they needed one. 🙁

  • Joe in PA

    failed to file accurate records….

    In Trump-world, that’s a requirement. 🙁

    • canoebum

      I think Jared has had to correct more than 100 errors, misstatements and omissions on his Federal filings. Call me when he gets hauled in front a judge for that.

      • Joe in PA

        And ivanka. GLARING omissions about income. FFS.

  • djcoastermark

    Here we go again. Mention the word Hillary and the conserves go nuts looking for nothing again.

    • Daveed_WOW

      Uppity women are nothing but trouble. I like trouble.

  • Do Something Nice

    I believe it but I also believe that they all do it. I’m not sure if it is a problem but if you get caught it may be.

  • bkmn

    And where were these same people while Trump was actively soliciting money from foreign donors/elected officials?

    • clay

      Uh, they were actually filing complaints with the FEC about it. That’s one of the reasons we know about it.

  • Tatonka

    I’ll get excited about Clinton’s lack of transparency when Trump releases his tax returns.

  • j.martindale

    Sounds like the kind of behavior that might lead to a big fine. Oh, heavens, where are my pearls?

  • Gerry Fisher

    So…a paperwork error. Yeah. That’ll bring down our liberal democracy. /s (I’d read that the DNC and the Clinton campaign picked up the tabs after the investigation was initially funded by a GOP donor during the primaries.)

    • Friday

      Did they actually *get* the dossier? Cause I don’t remember seeing the contents on the campaign trail, if it’s the one I’m thinking of.

      • Joe in PA

        I believe they did. They didn’t use it…but I think Rachel M. last night said that they got it. But hey, that was after 9 and I was half asleep. 🙂

      • danolgb

        They may have received it, but it was so crazy that they didn’t think anyone would believe it. But if the law firm took care of choosing Fusion GPS, I don’t think there is really a case here. They were a vendor of the law firm, not of the campaign directly.

        • Chucktech

          Exactly. Another giant nothing-burger that’ll whip stoopids and deplorables into a froth.

          • Danieruw

            So it’ll be the lead on Faux & Fiends for the next 5 years.

    • Natty Enquirer

      It’s not an error if it was intentional. That’s why they are demanding an investigation.

    • gaycuckhubby

      Pretty sure this wasn’t an error. Lol

  • Treant

    Who the fuck cares? I mean, I do, and the campaign should be fined, but is this REALLY where you want to be focusing your attention right now?

    This is bullshit.

  • Ninja0980

    Good grief, they can never leave her alone can they?

    • Jonathan Smith

      oh, hell no.
      how better to hide your own crimes,
      then by pointing the finger at someone else?

      • canoebum

        If there was a crime! All we have now is a court filing.

        • Jonathan Smith

          but…….
          but……..
          but………
          it was shirillery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          of course there is a crime in there.
          somewhere………
          /s

    • Chucktech

      They just can’t quit Hillary.

      And of course not! They have absolutely nothing to crow about with this grotesquerie they and the Russians installed in the White House.

    • AmeriCanadian

      Why constantly go after someone who is no longer a “threat” and no longer in politics? This is beyond obsession now.

      • Daveed_WOW

        This is fascism: identifying enemies as a unifying cause. And rampant sexism.

        • righteous mob

          Yes. It’s the two minutes hate. But Americans are already so hopped up on hate that the desired frenzy takes hours to generate.

      • Gianni

        Republican’t and, mostly, presidential hurt feelings.

        • thatotherjean

          It’s all they’ve got. At least there’s a segment of the population that absolutely HATES anybody named Clinton. If they tried to bring up health care or tax cuts or immigration (read Muslim) bans, a substantial number of people would come to hate THEM, because those people would be adversely affected,

  • Sam_Handwitch

    so which was the republican group that initially engaged Fusion for the same services? did they file correctly?

    • Joe in PA

      No one knows. But a lot of people are trying to find out. 🙂

      • Sam_Handwitch

        i thought i read months ago that it was Jeb! but maybe that was just speculation

        • William

          “Please clap.”

    • Chucktech

      Yeah, the Republicans dropped this tar baby when it became clear it had the Rooskie goods on Donnie.

      • William

        The Jeb! campaign went down with barely a whimper. They are who supposedly ordered the dossier in the first place.

        • Joe in PA

          If only they’d used another exclamation point!!

  • JWC

    It’s more of “But her e-mails’ crapand even if she dir it ism’t a scratch on what Wee Donny and the GOP have donehas done

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Perfect! Discovery should be very telling.

    • Gianni

      Exactly.

    • billbear1961

      I always forget that–always!

      (Hello, Johnny!)

  • Chucktech

    You know what the big fucking scandal was/is? It’s that the Clinton campaign and the Democrats took this oppo research and did nothing with it. It wasn’t until after the fucking election that any of this dossier came to light and that was thanks to fucking Buzzfeed!

    • Joe in PA

      That’s perplexing. Why do you think that is? Seriously…I’m trying to figure that out myself.

      • Chucktech

        And fucking Obama, too! “Oh, we can’t look all partisan and stuff…”

        Jesus.Fucking.Christ.

        • Joe in PA

          I hear ya.

      • danolgb

        As I said below, I think if the campaign had released it, it’s so insane it would make it seem like the campaign was making it up. Without actual visual proof, it’s just hearsay and not being able to back it up would be instantly fatal.

        I believe it was reported that the media did have the dossier before the election and no one wanted to report on it without more proof.

        • Joe in PA

          That’s what leaks are for silly.

          But yea, I suppose that was it.

      • thatotherjean

        Because he sells papers, and non-print media coverage gets eyeballs in the right places when they cover him, as opposed to intelligent, articulate, but somewhat stodgy and definitely female Hillary Clinton. She had definite plans to fix the broken parts of government, but plans are boring compared to feel-superior slogans.

    • Lazycrockett

      Even if they did use it the media would still have been fawning over Drumpf.

      • Chucktech

        I don’t call screaming about his latest outrage as fawning.

    • Daveed_WOW

      The “d” in Democrat is for “disappointing”

      They don’t play the game to win. They play it to be nice and to find common ground. Time to grow a pair and start salting the earth.

    • SoCalGal20

      Not quite true. Hillary and the campaign warned about Russian meddling and Trump connections in the weeks before the end of the campaign. In fact, the campaign had a great video about it but, of course, the press was too busy chasing TRump all over the place and showing an empty podium rather than covering actual NEWS.

      • teeveedub

        Exactly. Trump was sucking up all the oxygen and the press was reporting every fetid fart that came from his gaping maw.

      • True. My Timehop tells me that I was commenting about Russian meddling over the summer of 2016. Clinton talked about it, Rachel talked about it, but no one else would cover it.

    • MrVinegar

      Hey now, she was busy NOT campaigning in important states like Michigan and Wisconsin.

  • Talisman

    Here we go again. Sigh.

  • Lazycrockett

    Mueller doesn’t give a shit bout any of this, and hes the only that matters.

    • Todd20036

      Assuming he isn’t bought

      • Bad Tom

        He isn’t bought.

    • Uncle Mark

      I wonder how much of this is a pathetic attempt to make the dossier go away and how much of this is revenge

  • Blake J Butler

    Texas house speaker joe strauss will not seek re-election.

    If Texas tries again with their potty bill, which is expected, there will be a new house speaker.

    This is not good.

    https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2017/10/25/texas-house-speaker-joe-straus-will-seek-re-election

    • Jonathan Smith

      texas.
      we ARE going to lose alot of grounds, and rights, before they self correct.

    • William

      Expect a whole new batch of inane abortion restrictions.

      • Joe in PA

        Dang, isn’t it next to impossible to get a legal abortion in Texas as it is now…can there actually be more restrictions. (rhetorical q)

      • thatotherjean

        And what the Supreme Court will say about them when they get there is debatable. This should not be, but it is.

  • 2patricius2

    So what about the connection between Drumpf and Russia and Wikileaks and on and on and on? Sure looks like another diversion to me.

  • BlindBill

    “at least some of those payments were earmarked for the firm Fusion GPS, with the purpose of conducting opposition research in Donald Trump” that is it ? – I think there is a lot more information to be divulged before making a accusation of Hiding Payments For Fusion GPS Trump-Russia Dossier.

  • billbear1961

    Yes, this, while the fascists plot to rob the country BLIND, while even CHILDREN go without access to adequate healthcare, while a demented degenerate LIES every time he opens his goddamned mouth, slanders war widows, tells us good people march with NAZIS, and VIOLATES the LAW by refusing to impose the sanctions against his Russian allies mandated by the Congress of the United States of America!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m9Xa4X-rvk

  • Jay George
    • JCF

      Amy!

  • djcoastermark

    O/T but the firm of 2 guys with no company, employees and resources, given the No Bid contract to “fix” the power grid in Puerto Rico is having a hissy fit and threatening to pull out because of critics. They’re claiming “we sent 44 workers to restore power, do you really want us to pull out? ” WTF 44? Pull out because the mayor of San Juan criticized the contract? Source.https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/energy-firm-tasked-with-restoring-power-to-puerto-rico-has-twitter-meltdown-and-threatens-to-leave/

    • Jonathan Smith

      yes. pull out.
      let’s get, oh, IDK…….
      a REAL company with more than “44” workers to fix the power grid for 3.4 MILLION Americans………

      • djcoastermark

        But ,but , say the twumpers, see, we sent people there to help and they kicked us out.

    • Joe in PA

      So, cover for not being able to do the job?

    • The_Wretched

      44? to restore power to literally 2 million + people?

      • djcoastermark

        That is what they are sending. Plus if the mayor is nice they may double that. Yeah more repug BS

    • Danieruw

      Didn’t like 20,000 workers go to FL to restore power there after Irma? And I know people in SW FL who waited a week and a half to get power back. 44? That’s absolute garbage. This screams of patronage. I bet none of the 44 speak Spanish too.

      • djcoastermark

        Yeah , I wonder how many of those iowan recruits say “No Understandays ” when talking.

    • BobSF_94117

      They pull out and SUE their critics and skeptics and make billions.

  • Daveed_WOW

    Somehow this seems sleezy but not really illegal….I can think of worse things. Anyone?

  • William

    Prepare for five years of Senate hearings.

  • billbear1961

    Now, watch the GOP, with help from the liberal-my-ASS media, push this and the already proven-to-be-NOTHING uranium story, aggressively, relentlessly, while the Democrats just SIT and TAKE it, and allow the focus to be shifted away from the FACT a totally unfit and dangerous MORON has usurped the Oval Office!!

  • Jmdintpa

    Again i predict more seats go to republicans at the mid terms. trump wins again in 2020. we are heading into a quasi religious totalitarian future Russia style. the only ones to stop this are the people. violence will be needed and some folks may not make it. if you cant see this now and see the pattern of how this is all going down then you are in denial for whats to come.

    • billbear1961

      Massive and relentless protests are called for NOW.

      They must be peaceful, or you’ll give them the excuse they’re looking for to mow people down and imprison THOUSANDS.

      People should be protesting in numbers like the Women’s March (and taking economic action–reducing spending to nothing but absolute essentials, considering work stoppages, even a General Srike)–for access to Trump’s financial records, secure elections, moderates only appointed to the courts, to save healthcare and the environment, to demand sexual predators and Nazis be held to account, and stricter gun-control laws enacted. (It’s been estimated that 3.5% of the population constantly protesting in the streets can bring down an authoritarian regime, and that if CA, NY and WA, for example, were to take economic action, they could bring economic activity in this country to a virtual standstill.)

      https://twitter.com/Exen/status/889194760610697216

      “A massive people’s resistance just forced Polish president to veto ominous Right-Wing laws”

      https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/7/24/1683383/-Massive-Polish-Resistance-causes-President-Duda-to-veto-proposed-ominous-right-wing-judiciary-laws

    • Gianni

      Your violence will solve nothing.

  • MikeBx2
    • Cuberly Deux

      That’s what’s most interesting really. Actually from what I’m seeing wing-nuts are still more aflutter about the uranium non-scandal.

      It’s never what makes Trumpism better is it. It’s always about finding baseless scapegoats cuz they don’t know what the fuck they’re doing. Diversion accomplished….(sigh)

    • SoCalGal20

      Tried and true GOP tactic – Can’t debunk/disprove something, discredit (or attempt to) the source instead. As Joe notes, btw, this group that foled the FEC complaint about Hillz and the DNC regarding the dossier has also previously filed FEC complaints about Trump. What was that about? And of course Faux News and the RWNjs won’t bring that up.

    • JCF

      Some of the dossier has been CONFIRMED. Some of it hasn’t. But precisely NONE of it has been disproven!

  • Sam_Handwitch
    • AmeriCanadian

      I think it could reach 0.01 and it still wouldn’t matter. Until the Dems hold a majority in both houses, I don’t expect any change. And I’m strongly doubting that it’s even possible for the Dems to pickup any more seats.

    • Sam_Handwitch

      FAVORABLE ratings:

      Trump 39%
      G W Bush 59%
      Obama 63%

    • Joe in PA

      I guess the propaganda network isn’t doing its job. Come on Steve Douchie, you can do it!

    • SoCalGal20

      Good!

    • vorpal 😼

      He even has to be the BEST at being the worst!

    • billbear1961
    • Marides48

      More FAKE NEWS from FOX?

  • Jonathan Smith
    • Should have added a puddle forming under drumf.

  • ultragreen

    It’s been known for quite a while that the DNC and Clinton campaign helped to fund the Steele dossier, although it was originally funded by Republican opponents (e.g., Jeb Bush) of Donald Trump during the Republican presidential primary.

    It doesn’t particularly surprise me that the DNC under Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the Clinton PAC attempted to hide this rather well-known fact by falsifying their records on campaign expenditures.

    • Ross

      You wrote: “It doesn’t particularly surprise me that the DNC under Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the Clinton PAC attempted to hide this rather well-known fact by falsifying their records on campaign expenditures.”

      And your proof that records were falsified?

      • Jonathan Smith

        because I SAID so!!!!!!!!!!

      • ultragreen

        Oh, I see. People (who don’t like Clinton) can’t have opinions about anything unless they have incontrovertible proof. Meanwhile, other people (who like Clinton) spout accusations against their enemies, whether real or imaginary, on the basis of little or no evidence all of the time.

        • Gianni

          It’s awfully difficult to spout insults and accusations against Donnie, his administration, his choices of agency heads, his campaign maneuverings, etc WITHOUT the proof literally falling from the sky. He provides backup every time he opens his big mouth or tweets the personal attacks and more lies.

          • ultragreen

            Yes, I know that many controversies surrounding Trump are obvious. However, the Clinton clique at this website accuses everyone who isn’t a supporter of Hillary Clinton of all kinds of nonsense. I have been observing this behavior for the past year-and-a-half now. I’ve been a member of the Democratic party for over 40 years now, almost always support Democratic candidates during elections, and even financially supported Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign because I considered her to be less evil than Donald Trump. But none of that matters to them because I dared to criticize her for being a neoliberal on economic policy and a neoconservative on foreign policy, not to mention being a flip-flopper on a wide range of political issues.

          • Gianni

            Disagreement on policy and performance issues shouldn’t warrant any condemnation. There are a lot of commenters here who repeatedly hammer Hillary, her campaign, and the Dem party for lackluster performance and judgement errors in dealing with the voters and Congress. It’s unavoidable to get responses from commenters who may disagree with anything said that’s less than positive about the favorites. It pretty much goes with the turf. I was banned quite awhile ago from one of the right wing sites because I would comment on the faults in their reasoning. I always kept it rational, intelligent, and explanatory, but it made no difference – I was disagreeing. That won’t happen here merely for expressing disagreement and valid opinions, ideas, reflections, assessments, etc, even when they are negative. I, myself, along with any number of others often receive derogatory comments because something said doesn’t sit well with someone else. Free speech, you know. Try not taking it personally and be free to state your mind. Best wishes.

        • BobSF_94117

          No, in an environment in which the GOP is trying to destroy this democracy, maybe you should take anti-Dem things with a grain of salt.

        • Ross

          So, in short, you have zilch to back up your defamation.

          So, in short, you are a liar.

          Funny though how you expect others to be perfect.

          You really are a trump.

    • The_Wretched

      Walking along the path and then BOoom! wtf.

    • BobSF_94117

      Why do you assume hiding was involved?

      • ultragreen

        Because I don’t trust the integrity of the DNC under Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the operatives of the Clinton PAC.

        • BobSF_94117

          Donald Trump thanks you for your unthinking support.

          • ultragreen

            I don’t trust him either. Apparently logical thinking isn’t one of your strong points.

          • BobSF_94117

            If your trust levels for the DNC and Donald Trump are anywhere near each other, thinking isn’t one of your strong points.

        • BobSF_94117

          You indict a cascade of individuals who would be involved in something like this because you don’t like DWS, a person of whom I am certainly no fan.

  • Will Parkinson

    Non-partisan my ass.

    • Jonathan Smith

      it’s non-partisan as in only republiThugs and faux news are reporting it……

  • Willys41

    Does anyone understand the difference between “non-partisan” and “non-profit”?

    The Campaign Legal Center was founded by Trevor Potter. “Potter served as General Counsel to the 2000 and 2008 Presidential campaigns of John McCain and Deputy General Counsel to the George H.W. Bush 1988 campaign.[3] He is an attorney at Caplin & Drysdale, where he leads the firm’s Political Law practice.”

    That sounds non-partisan? No, I don’t think so.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Potter

    • ultragreen

      Here is Joe’s commentary from the article above:

      “The Campaign Legal Center has previously filed FEC complaints against both the Trump and Clinton campaigns.”

  • gaycuckhubby

    Stupid stupid stupid…

    Just file the correct paperwork. We will eventually find out what you’re doing.

    • BobSF_94117

      Why do you assume that this isn’t typical campaign filing?

      I’m sure the GOP files are in perfect order…

  • Blake J Butler

    And now we have a conservative women’s group trying to come into relevancy trying to endorse female conservatives for public office, the right equivalent of EMILY’S List.

    Oh and look we have our first volunteer. Stand up Serena.

    https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/yvonne-strahovski-as-serena-joy-1493226666.jpg

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/25/republican-women-congress-donors-244172

  • Circ09

    Well, then they obviously spent millions for nothing because that dossier still hasn’t turned up. If they didn’t comply with the law though they need to be dinged.

    • ultragreen

      That dossier definitely exists. The FBI has a copy of it.

  • Treant

    Anyway, I’m up for rice and pie tonight, as part of this balanced dinner.

    • Tomcat

      If someone told the idiot that rice and pie was good for losing waste, he IS a big moron for believing them.

      • Treant

        Personally, I think he just eats like a picky toddler. He Tweets and talks like one as well, so that should be no surprise.

        I tend to avoid rice (starch) and pie (sugar) and eat a lot of vegetables. I’m not a huge fan of sweets except as a comfort food, and even then, I want them to bite back a little.

  • Tomcat

    one great big SQUIRREL.

    • billbear1961

      How are you doing, Tom?

  • gaycuckhubby

    Even now, after the election the major networks won’t discuss the contents.

    They would have mocked Hillary relentlessly if she used it. Called her a conspiracy theorist.
    She thought it wasn’t worth the risk.
    And apparently neither did Obama

  • Pip

    Oh hey, look! A new way to demonize Hillary and get her back in the news so we can focus on that instead of the current admin taking away protections and rights from American citizens.

  • Gianni

    Oh, boy! Hannity must be creaming his jeans bigtime! This news will automatically clear away all the shit splatter from the shit that Donnie, as candidate, and Donnie as PRESIDENT, has and continually throws into the fan. That uranium thing was a perfectly legal process done while Hillary was Secretary Of State and she, herself, was not able to make that decision, it was a committee decision. As far as paying for dirt on one’s political opponents, that’s also legal and Donnie’s campaign indulged in the same thing with gusto. So WTF is all the hub-bub, Bub?

  • DesertSun59

    The hammer is about to fall on 45. This is a distraction and has no legs.

  • JamieL

    HOLY SHIT! The Clinton campaign did opposition research on her opposition!!!! ESCANDALOSO!!!!! It is 10/25/2017 and everyone on TV is screeching about the Clinton campaign. Thank the good Sky Daddy that cable news media learned their lesson from their role in 2016.

  • teeveedub

    So let me get this straight. It’s perfectly OK for an anonymous right-wing SuperPAC (on behalf of an undisclosed Republican primary candidate) to initiate the opposition research investigation that led to the dossier and remain completely anonymous, but when the DNC picks up the trail and continues the investigation as opposition research, it’s subject to Federal Elections Committee scrutiny?

    • also wailing and gnashing of teeth

    • JAKvirginia

      Thank you. My thoughts exactly.

  • JCF
  • another_steve

    Let’s establish as fact that Donald Trump and his criminal associates did what is alleged to have occurred in the dossier, shall we? Including the Russian hookers peeing on one another for Trump’s pleasure.

    If all of that is established as fact, I personally will assume 100 percent responsibility for the dossier’s funding, and joyfully go to prison.

  • HZ81

    Um, good luck with “totally serious” lawsuit GOP. Fuck, can you stop embarrassing us in front of the world?

  • I love dim sum

    Looks like I was completely correct about Hillary, this Russia scaremongering was all just a ruse to distract from how corrupt the DNC is.

    I’m even more glad I switched to the Green Party now.

    • Priya Lynn

      Go away Russian troll.

    • JAKvirginia

      And we are, too. Buh bye.

    • MUELLER KNOWS

      Buh’bye troll.

    • Bad Tom

      Is water wet?

    • Bad Tom

      You don’t even exist.

  • JCF

    FFS, NBC Nightly News is sucking Rethug dick tonight… }-p

  • Travis Morrow

    I hope her lawyers are ready because they’re coming now. Part of his campaign promise was to lock her up. She’s going to jail for colluding with Russia. Watch. That’s what will happen. This will be rammed through and tangled in the legal system but she’s going to be indicted and tried for the charges he should be facing.

    • JAKvirginia

      Well, considering all of the campaign promises he has yet to achieve, I’d tell Hillz not to sweat it.

  • BartmanLA

    Isn’t the election over??? And didn’t this crazy egomaniac win?????? WHY waste so much effort and resources to deal with this, when more pressing and important issues face this country? Hillary is OVER, get the fuck over it! Let it GO! Move on and stop wasting money and time. Of course we know this is all about deflection deflection deflection!!!! LOOOK here and ignore my other screw ups and corruption! Sheesh when will this end????

  • fuzzybits

    Anything under the sun except trying to make sure our elections are more secure.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Sorry, but the timing of this seems, well, a tad convenient. Not only that, but what exactly is the “crime” here; the DNC and possibly Hillary hired a research group to do research on Trump? Something that every political campaign does during an election and this is what they’ve decided is of utmost importance in the grand scheme? Well, Americans may fall for this obvious nonsense, but I guarantee you, the rest of us on planet Earth see right through this obvious charade. What a fucking joke.

    • thatotherjean

      Let’s not forget that a Republican hired the research group first, to find dirt on Trump. Only after Trump was nominated and the Republican payments stopped did the Clinton camp start paying for the research. So, what’s the fuss about?

      • Joe in PA

        But we still don’t know WHO that Republican was, right? How are they going to find out if THEY correctly listed the expense on a campaign filing. Was it a SuperPac? The RNC? Ugh.

    • Joe in PA

      It is a joke of course, anything they can do to vilify Hillary. But the “crime” is that of mis-representing what the money was used for in the campaign finance filing. Supposedly that is what they are hanging there hat on…I think the worse that could happen is that the DNC will be fined. The whole thing stinks…and MSM will lap it up. 🙁

  • bobbyjoe

    She’s. Not. The. President.

    She’s. Not. In. Office. For. Anything.

    She’s. Not. Running. For. Office.

    Jesus Christ, Republicans, you’re Jennifer Jason Leigh in Single White Female.

  • Halou

    A Democrat can’t cross the damned road without a mob of investigators chasing them up for it. Meanwhile the Republicans are placing dynamite up and down the road… not a peep.

    • DaddyRay

      IOKIYAR

      • paulrees100

        No shade…what does IOKIYAR mean?

        • DaddyRay

          It’s OK If You’re A Republican

  • paulrees100

    JFC…Who cares who paid for it? The content is what matters,

    • Ross

      Amen.

      Amen!

      AFUCKINGMEN!

  • nipper
  • Marides48

    Impeach Hillary!?

    • Halou

      And impeach the GOP who were paying Fusion GPS for the job before the Democrats were? Yeah, they overlook that little detail don’t they.

  • Max_1

    An apple is not changed just because someone else bought it…

  • justmeeeee

    You guys! Democratic politicians never do anything wrong! And if they do, the Republicans do things wronger!!!!

  • clay

    But who was it that actually ordered it, directing the research? Bush? Rubio? Cruz? Kasich? Lindseybelle?

  • Friday’s_cat

    Sounds like a bookkeeping error rather than a crime. Somebody entered the amount in the wrong column.