Elder Patriot – “I’m proud of the fact that, with two weeks to go, we’re probably the first administration in modern history that hasn’t had a major scandal in the White House.” — President Obama, interview on “60 minutes,” aired Jan. 15
In the closing days of his presidency, Barack Hussein Obama sent his minions forward to begin a media campaign about his “scandal-free” administration, something that was patently false, but also something Obama knew he could rely on the mercenary propagandist media to sell to the American people.
— CNN (@CNN) January 15, 2017
This is worth noting as the propagandist media, having whiffed on making its case for Russia-Trump collusion and obstruction against President Trump, has now turned to charging the president with campaign finance violations.
This charge, like the ones before, is another example of projection by the guilty party.
Collusion with Russia? That case would be more easily made had Trump sold Uranium to Russia or shared cutting edge computer technology with the Skolkovo project.
Obstruction? Hooboy! It wasn’t President Trump who filled the entire Justice Department with partisan sycophants and then mobilized them to hid his dirty dealings, was it?
The propagandist media has consistently reported, in the most salacious manner imaginable, every accusation made against Donald Trump as though the evidence is conclusive of his guilt, only to be proven wrong.
In the process of reporting each charge, the media conveniently ignores the history of the Obama administration.
The most recent example is the attempt to conflate a legal private transaction between private citizen Trump and Stormy Daniels into a campaign finance violation.
This fails the test on a number of grounds.
Trump made the payment in exchange for Daniels’ signature on a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). The payment came from his personal funds.
NDA’s are done all the time in business and Trump had entered into many in the past. According to the law, as long as the expenditure can be tied to a legitimate reason – other than the campaign – it’s not a crime. This, obviously, can be.
As to the origin and amount of the payment, as a candidate Donald Trump had no limits on the amount he could spend on his campaign.
There’s simply no there, there. But, with the help of the Marxist media propaganda machine, the story persists – 24/7.
An honest media, one concerned about legal precedent – like it is with Roe v. Wade – would be reporting far larger and more egregious violations of the same campaign finance laws by Obama.
In fact, Obama’s 2008 campaign was fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for campaign reporting violations, according to a 2013 report in Politico by Maggie Haberman.
Haberman wrote that this was “one of the largest fees ever levied against a presidential campaign.”
According to the FEC report:
“The major sticking point for the FEC appeared to be a series of missing 48-hour notices for nearly 1,300 contributions totaling more than $1.8 million.”
“The notices must be filed on contributions of $1,000 or more that are received within the 20-day window of Election Day.
The report also noted other violations by the campaign including incorrect contribution dates on some campaign reports and failure to return contributions over the legal limit in a timely fashion.
No matter how much lipstick Obama’s propaganda press puts on this pig, the former president’s violation in more than ten times as egregious in the amount of deception and, unlike the allegations against Trump, are unarguably violations of federal law.