Center For Public Integrity: Clinton Supporter Suspected Of Illegal Donations
A new report by the Center for Public Integrity highlights the close ties between Hillary Clinton and supporter Jeffrey Thompson who is under federal scrutiny for financing illegal straw donors and other campaign finance improprieties:
Employees of a Washington, D.C.-based accounting firm that federal prosecutors called an “assembly line for illegal campaign contributions” donated more than $500,000 to federal candidates and committees over the past 10 years, including nearly $50,000 to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, according to a Center for Public Integrity review of records.
An employee and a consultant for the firm, formerly run by Jeffrey Thompson, pleaded guilty last month in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to making so-called straw donations to several federal and D.C. campaigns. The two men – Lee Calhoun and Stanley Straughter – made donations in their names and their family members’ names and were then reimbursed by Thompson or his firm, Thompson, Cobb, Bazilio & Associates.
The two men who pled guilty, Lee Calhoun and Stanley Straughter, were donors to Clinton’s campaign: