(PatrioticPost.com)- Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee “misreported” payments made to a legal firm during the 2016 campaign to disguise the expenditure, the Associated Press stated last year, leading to a punishment from the Federal Election Commission in 2022.
Perkins Coie, the legal company, hired Fusion GPS, a research business. Fusion GPS created the Steele Dossier, which Congress used to impeach Trump.
Clinton’s campaign falsely claimed that the money it paid to Perkins Coie for its opposition research qualified as payment for “legal services,” As a result, Hillary was forced to pay a fine of almost $113,000.
This sounds vaguely reminiscent of a case that is currently in the news.
Donald Trump may be indicted on criminal charges related to the alleged hush money payments made from his legal defense fund to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
The two are possibly facing two drastically different outcomes for the same offense—representing payments to attorneys as legal fees while those lawyers were passing the money on to others. Clinton was fined $113,000. The left is praying this might lead to handcuffs for Trump.
There is one difference between the two cases. Trump was trying to suppress information he didn’t want to be made public, while Clinton and her team paid for fake news to undermine someone. Clinton’s crime was more than self-interest. She scummily schemed to damage the chances of someone’s presidency.
By requesting Trump’s testimony before a grand jury, New York City District Attorney Alvin Bragg is seeking to upgrade the original misdemeanor charge of false reporting to the more serious felony offense of obstruction of justice, which would require proof that Trump intended to commit a second crime, most likely election fraud.
Hillary funded the production of a fabricated dossier to sway public opinion and the election in her favor by spreading outright falsehoods about Trump.
She was given a fine.
Hillary paid only $8,000 of the civil penalty amount, while the DNC forked out the remaining $105,000.
The Steele Dossier “has been substantially discredited since its release, with fundamental portions of the information revealed as unsubstantiated and unconfirmed rumors,” despite the FBI’s extensive efforts to verify the claims.
If convicted, Trump’s lawyers should ask for the Hillary penalty.