Would you believe that a Super PAC backing Hillary Clinton would be just as shady as she is? Probably.
You can add this one to her perpetually growing list of scandals. As if it wasn’t bad that 20% of Hillary’s campaign funds come from Saudi Arabia, the Super PACs backing her are breaking Federal Election laws.
EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hillary group takes $200K in banned donations
A super-PAC backing Hillary Clinton has accepted $200,000 in donations from a company holding multiple contracts with the federal government — despite a ban on such contributions.
According to a review of contributions by The Hill, Boston-based Suffolk Construction made two contributions of $100,000 to Priorities USA, which is backing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
At the time it made the contributions, Suffolk held multiple contracts worth $976,560 with the Department of Defense for maintenance and construction projects at a Naval base in Newport, R.I., and the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., according to the government website USASpending.gov.
Suffolk — which, by Forbes’s estimate, brings in some $2 billion in revenue annually — also donated $10,000 in 2015 to Right to Rise, a super-PAC that supported Republican Jeb Bush’s now-defunct presidential bid.
The donations from Suffolk highlight how a 70-year-old campaign finance law meant to prevent pay-to-play deals between public officials and companies making money from the government is often ignored by those making the donations and those on the receiving end.
Federal law is very clear on the subject. According to the Federal Elections Campaign Act, “It shall be unlawful for any person… who enters into any contract with the United States or any department or agency thereof … to make any contribution of money or other things of value, or to promise expressly or impliedly to make any such contribution to any political party, committee, or candidate for public office or to any person for any political purpose or use.”
Think they’ll be prosecuted? I doubt it – I’m starting to think that Hillary has the Get Out of Jail Free Gold Card at this point.
H/T The Hill
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