The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) is supposed to be the guardian of election laws. Time after time, this FECkless agency has failed to protect election integrity because of its snail-paced bureaucratic methods and an almost laughable accountability system. As a former political consultant who saw numerous campaigns violate the law, the FEC was mostly ineffective in protecting elections and holding violating parties to the law. As we see with the latest headline of FEC action against the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton, if one is expecting justice when someone violates election laws, don’t look to the FEC. It has failed to pass the credibility test with its latest fines in the Russian dossier case.
In a March 29 letter to the Coolidge Reagan Foundation, FEC lawyer Richard Weiss stated: ”This is in reference to the complaint you filed with the Federal Election Commission on September 2, 2018, concerning the above-captioned respondents. After conducting an investigation in this matter, the Commission found probable cause to believe that the DNC Services Corp./Democratic National Committee and Virginia McGregor in her official capacity as treasurer (the “DNC”) violated 52 U.S.C. § 30104(b)(5)(A) and (b)(6)(B)(v) and 11 C.F.R. § 104.3(b)(3)(i). The Commission further found probable cause to believe that Hillary for America and Elizabeth Jones in her official capacity as treasurer (“HFA”) violated 52 U.S.C. 30104(b)(5)(A) and 11 C.F.R. § 104.3(b)(4)(i).”
That’s all fancy language to say that there was an agreement by Clinton and the DNC with the FEC to pay fines for those violations. Clinton had to pay $8,000 and the DNC had to pay $105,000—A mere slap on the wrist when one considers the damage to the election integrity that this caused. The investigation into Donald Trump’s “wrongdoing” cost Americans some $35 million. The Democratic Party used the falsified information that Clinton and the Party schemed up to spy on Trump’s campaign, undermine Trump’s presidency, and impeach Trump. All the while, Clinton, Joe Biden and others were raking in millions from Russians on pay to play schemes and other nefarious business dealings.
I’m sure Clinton and the DNC were relieved to get off so easy, and that’s why they signed the Conciliation Agreement so quickly and quietly. It’s not really an admission of guilt because it did not go to court and the FEC stated in its letter that the Commission “found probable cause to believe” that Clinton and the DNC violated election laws. Meanwhile, an investigation by Special Counsel John Durham is breathing down Clinton’s neck on conspiracy with the DNC and the FBI to undermine Trump. It just never ends. And here it is 2022 for things that happened as far back as 2018. Christ says in Luke 8:17, “For nothing is secret that will not be revealed.” Those secrets are slowly coming to light. Even so, will Clinton and the DNC ever be held accountable for their election misdeeds? Not if the FEC is doling out the penalties. Say it with me…Stupidocrisy.