FEC Complaint Alleges Clinton & The DNC Colluded With Ukraine Against Candidate Trump
There is no actual law to break when colluding with a foreign government in an election, but the evidence shows Clinton and the DNC colluded with the Ukrainian government to spread false information about candidate Trump.
A watchdog group will file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday alleging that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) violated federal law by soliciting opposition research on the Trump campaign from a foreign government.
The conservative group Foundation for Accountability & Civic Trust (FACT), launched in 2014 by former U.S. attorney Matthew Whitaker, will allege that political operative Alexandra Chalupa, in her capacity as a DNC consultant, improperly sought intelligence on President Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, from Ukrainian officials.
“Federal law and Commission regulations prohibit any person from knowingly soliciting, accepting or receiving contributions or donations of money or other things of value from a foreign national,” the complaint reads.
FACT alleges that Chalupa violated the ban by “knowingly soliciting” a “valuable in-kind contribution in the form of opposition research and information on a Trump campaign official from a foreign national on behalf of the Democratic National Committee.”
The complaint is based on an investigation by Politico, which found that Chalupa “met with top officials in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington in an effort to expose ties between Trump, top campaign aide Paul Manafort and Russia.”
According to the Daily Caller:
During a Sunday interview on ABC’s “This Week,” Jon Karl asked Rep. Adam Schiff, who has been an outspoken critic of the Trump Jr. meeting, if he also found the DNC-Ukraine collusion to be wrong.
“No, it wouldn’t be acceptable for the Democrats to accept help from the Ukrainian government,” Schiff admitted.
Schiff tried to argue that the Russian effort to help Trump was much more widespread and reportedly came directly from Russian president Vladimir Putin.
“The scale of what the Russians did is not comparable to anything in [the Politico report],” he alleged.
“So the scale is different, but this is problematic. Acknowledge that,” Karl pressed.
“Well, it would be problematic to get any sort of support from a foreign government,” Schiff said.