The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee are about to suffer at least some consequences for deceiving the American people for four years with the Russia hoax.
While Hillary Clinton will not face jail time for arranging a scam that led to federal monitoring of her campaign rival, a felony abuse of the FISA court system, the Federal Elections Commission has penalized her campaign and its DNC allies.
The Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign have been fined by the Federal Election Commission for lying about the funding of the infamous, and discredited, Russian dossier used in a smear campaign against Donald Trump weeks before he stunned the world with his 2016 presidential triumph.
According to the election agency, Clinton and the DNC broke strict laws when it came to disclosing expenditures of funds channeled through their legal firm to the opposition research firm Fusion GPS.
The DNC and Clinton campaign paid law firm Perkins Coie a total of $1,024,407.97 for Fusion GPS’s information, and the party and campaign obscured the cause, claiming it was for legal services, not opposition research, it said. Instead, the DNC’s $849,407.97 and the Clinton campaign’s $175,000 went to Fusion GPS’s opposition research on the dossier, which served as the foundation for Trump’s so-called Russia hoax.
Many Americans may not be satisfied with this level of accountability. However, it is the first indication that the federal government recognizes that the Russia hoax was a significant act of deception against the American people, and it went beyond releasing a report.