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The fines paid by the Clinton Campaign and the DNC show corruption, Trump Says

(Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Former president Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) paid fines showing corruption.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) found probable cause that Clinton's campaign and the DNC violated federal law by misrepresenting payments to Fusion GPS as being for legal services and consulting and set them aside for payment. According to documents released on March 30, the entities paid a combined $113,000 to the FEC to settle the charges.

Using the funds, Fusion agreed to pay Perkins Coie law firm to compile a dossier of unsubstantiated claims about Trump's ties to Russian actors during the 2016 election.

The parties failed to admit that they misreported expenditures that funded the preparation of the dossier in the conciliation agreements they entered into with the FEC. However, they agreed to comply with federal law, which requires that disbursements exceeding $200 per year be reported and accurately described.

Former government employee Bruce Ohr and ex-Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson, who founded Fusion, were some of those who helped create and disseminate the dossier, as Trump recently filed a federal suit against Clinton, the DNC, and others.

31 March 2022


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