November 1, 2016

Pro-Clinton SuperPAC Forced To Return Illegal Donations

With only one week until Election Day, the shadiness surrounding Hillary Clinton continues to dominate the news cycle. Two stories this morning highlight the ethic depths Clinton and her team have sunk to.

First, the Center For Public Integrity has uncovered that pro-Hillary Clinton SuperPAC Correct the Record took illegal campaign contributions totaling $250,000 from a charity:

“Suffolk Cares Inc., a nonprofit charity registered under section 501(c)(3) of federal tax code, gave Correct the Record$100,000 on Sept. 8 and another $150,000 on Oct. 12, according to federal campaign finance documents. Charities of this kind are explicitly prohibited from making political contributions under federal law.”

The “quarter million dollars represents a whopping 8% of Correct the Record’s fundraising, yet they have now returned the donation:

“The $250,000 Correct the Record is giving back to Suffolk Cares Inc. represents more than 8 percent of the super PAC’s income since July 1, federal campaign finance records indicate.”

Correct the Record isn’t the only Clinton-connected entity in hot waters. According to Politico, John Podesta has been receiving monthly $7,000 payments from a major Clinton donor’s foundation, all while chairing Clinton’s presidential campaign:

“It’s unusual for the full-time chairman of a general election presidential campaign to maintain an active side deal with a major donor to that campaign — let alone to raise money from that donor for the campaign. But the hacked emails show that Podesta, who does not draw a salary from the Clinton campaign (though he has been paid $58,000 by the campaign for travel and ‘subsistence’), did both, while also maintaining a close personal relationship with Sandler.”

Hillary Clinton’s corrupt dealings have been a major focus recently. With these latest news, her already sky-high untrustworthy numbers are sure to rise.