A new lawsuit filed in federal court claims Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign illegally funneled millions of dollars from state parties back to the Democratic National Committee.
As many as 40 state Democratic parties could be implicated in a scheme to illegally funnel $84 million to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, according to the Daily Caller.
The federal lawsuit claims the Clinton election team and the Democratic National Committee tried to circumvent campaign finance laws by pouring money into state parties that then sent the funds back to the DNC to help Clinton, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
“According to the FEC complaint, ‘an unprecedented, massive, nationwide multi-million-dollar conspiracy’ took place where Democrats and the Clinton campaign were ‘effectively laundering nearly all contributions’ sent to the Hillary Victory Fund,” said the DC.
“Nevada’s Democratic Party could be pulled into a federal lawsuit that alleges the Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee illegally funneled millions to state parties that sent the money back to the DNC to support Clinton,” confirmed the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“The DNC has given us some guidance on what they’re saying, but it’s not clear what we should be saying,” one official told Politico at the time. “I don’t think anyone wants to get crosswise with the national party because we do need their resources. But everyone who entered into these agreements was doing it because they were asked to, not because there are immediately clear benefits.”
“You had individuals giving $300,000,” Backer told the Review-Journal. “They’re not doing it because they care about Nevada’s or Arkansas’ state party. They’re doing it to curry favor with and buy influence with Hillary Clinton,” said the New York Post.