A new lawsuit alleges that just shy of 40 state-level Democratic chapters funneled roughly $84 million to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Dan Backer, a Virginia-based lawyer, filed a lawsuit last week alleging that the Clinton campaign and these states parties concocted a massive scheme to circumvent campaign contribution limits set by the federal government to rake in more money, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“You had individuals giving $300,000,” Backer told the outlet on Friday. “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.”
"As many as 40 state-level Democratic parties may have been involved in a scheme to funnel as much as $84 million to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign." Were the @MichiganDems involved in this scheme? https://t.co/6ilsVZ3OhO
— Michigan GOP (@MIGOP) June 9, 2018
It is “reasonably possible the Idaho State Democratic Party had no prior knowledge of, or control over, these transfers because they were handled entirely by HVF, the DNC, HFA, [Hillary Victory Fund, Democratic National Committee, Hillary for America] and/or their treasurers,” Backer’s 101-page complaint said.
The lawsuit contends that during the 2016 presidential election, Clinton hijacked the state-party chapters. Her campaign took data, voter information, millions of email addresses, and rerouted roughly $84 million from state democrat chapters back into her election coffers.
In February 2017, the DNC gave Clinton’s political action organization, Onward Together, $1.65 million for access to her email list, donor information, analytics and resources.
State-level Dems funneled $84M to Clinton's campaign, lawsuit alleges https://t.co/Dq75vFOBma
$84 Million money laundering
— Off Grid Media (@OffGridMedia) June 9, 2018
Clinton claims the package was collectively worth more than $5 million. As part of the deal, Clinton’s team gave the DNC an in-kind donation of $3.5 million in resources, and the DNC paid the remaining balance.
Clinton also made the DNC pay her $1.65 million for the data and analytics she collected from the Democratic Party. She hustled them, and now that the DNC is millions of dollars in debt ahead of major elections, they are begging Clinton for the money back.
The Clinton campaign, who blew nearly $2 billion during the election, routed the money from state-parties directly to her campaign rather than through the DNC to avoid detection. Her campaign also took millions of dollars from the DNC, and left them high and dry when they wanted to call the shots and asked for a refund.
Time will tell what happens next, but the lawsuit is another reminder of the corrupt and deceitful actions taken by the Clinton campaign to win the election.