Mueller, ‘Stuck On Stupid’

Mueller is not the only one who is blind.
Mueller is not the only one who is blind.

If we are to treat campaign finance reporting violations as grave offenses, the first person in the dock ought to be Hillary Clinton — not Donald Trump.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sentencing memorandum for Michael Cohen on Friday repeated claims that Cohen violated campaign finance rules at the direction of then-candidate Donald Trump.

The media and their Greek chorus of Democrats are delighted, with incoming House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) calling the alleged crimes “impeachable offenses,” and incoming House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff speculating about jail time.

It is not clear, however, that Trump broke the law.

First of all, the payment of “hush money” — the key issue — had a personal purpose quite separate from the campaign.

And as Alan Dershowitz noted when the claims first surfaced, “if Cohen was merely acting as a lawyer for Trump and advancing the payments, with an expectation of repayment, then it would be hard to find a campaign finance crime other than failure to report by the campaign.” He added: “Failure to report all campaign contributions is fairly common in political campaigns in the United States.”

Moreover, it is a matter of public record that the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) paid Fusion GPS via an intermediary, the Perkins Coie law firm, to conduct opposition research on Trump — which became the dubious Russia “dossier,” which led to the FBI investigation of Trump’s aides.

Furthermore, the Clinton campaign and the DNC falsely reported their expenditures to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as “legal services.” The amount of money was in the range of several millions of dollars — more than ten times the $280,000 that Trump is alleged to have paid to women claiming to be his mistresses.


See Also:

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(2) Sen. King: Third of the Country Would See Impeachment as ‘Revenge,’ ‘Coup’

(3) Ex-FBI Assistant Director: Comey is a disgrace to the FBI, won’t answer key questions on Clinton email scandal

(4) So Much Irony it’s Mag[a]netic

(5) How the Principal Stole Christmas: ‘I MUST Stop this Christmas from Coming! But HOW?’

(6) Virginia Teacher Fired for Refusing to Use Transgender Student’s ‘Proper’ Pronouns

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