Exposing Hillary So She Won't Get Elected

Unusual Clinton Payments to DNC Create Conflict of Interest

Remember how a few weeks ago the Democratic National Committee (DNC) cut off Bernie Sanders’ access to the DNC data services, supposedly because one Sander’s staffer accessed some Clinton data?

Many Bernie supporters felt the full-on cut off seriously hurt the Sanders campaign, and was an excessive and unnecessary punishment, especially given that the data access was because the DNC had failed to properly configure its own systems.

Then there was the charge by Team Sanders that the DNC scheduling the Democratic debates, a free forum for Sanders to face down Clinton on even terms, in the TV graveyard of early Saturday nights was also unfair to Sanders.

Well, now we may have an explanation for the DNC’s anti-Sanders stance, and it involves another sleazy strategy, and more sleazy money, out of the Clintons.

Turns out that Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee have an unusual and apparently unprecedented agreement in which an entity she controls has paid nearly $20 million to the political panel, even as its leadership plays a supposedly impartial role in fostering competition between the former secretary of state and her rivals for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination.

Clinton created a “joint fundraising committee” that funneled big-money donations in excess of the per-campaign limit to the DNC. In one 20 day period, for example, she raised and gave $600,000 to the DNC, and the figure ballooned to $18 million in the fourth quarter, according to newly released figures. Normally the party teams up with a candidate that way only after the candidate is the nominee.

“There is clearly an appearance that Clinton’s ability to raise money for the DNC (and states) through her joint fundraising committee could influence the party during the primaries,” Larry Noble, general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center and the former top lawyer for the Federal Election Commission, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Clinton’s ability to raise money for the DNC and Party committees gives her influence with the DNC,” Noble said.