Bernie Sanders has obtained some very bad news after what the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has discovered.
It may have taken a while to determine the ruling or unearth the signs, but they discovered it and it is going to cost Bernie Sanders quite a few dollars because he was found guilty. The FEC has fined 2016 Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders $14,000 bucks for illegally accepting in-kind donations from a foreign thing.
This particular ruling stems from a February 2016 conservative activist group Project Veritas video where it should Australian nationals forking for the Sanders campaign while at exactly the exact same time being paid from the Australian taxpayer financed ALP.
This complaint alleged that the ALP had made”illegal foreign donations” into the Sanders 2016 presidential effort. The fines were levied in February 2016.
According to the FEC, the Austrailian Volunteers engaged in political activities comprised encouraging voter presence at campaign events, canvassing, planning events and recruitment of volunteers.
“The Sanders campaign”treated the ALP delegates no differently from another campaign out-of-town volunteers was aware that they had been getting a stipend in the ALP,” the FEC added.”
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The Sanders campaign”treated the ALP delegates no more from another campaign out-of-town volunteers and was aware that they were getting a stipend in the ALP,” the FEC added.
The ALP spent $16,140 for the Australians’ flights to the United States and $8,282 to their everyday stipends. The FEC determined that amounted to a $24,422″prohibited in-kind foreign participation” the Sanders campaign accepted from the ALP.
A Sanders spokesperson said in a declaration to WMUR that the effort does not believe it broke any rules.
“Throughout the course of this campaign, tens of thousands and tens of thousands of young people from each nation and many different countries volunteered.
Among these were seven Australian young men and women who were getting a modest stipend and airfare from the Australian Labor Party so that they could find out about American politics,” the spokesperson said.
“The folks on the effort managing volunteers did not believe the stipend disqualified them from being volunteers”
“In order to avoid a long and expensive fight together with the FEC within the technical standing of the young people, the campaign agreed to pay the FEC a small settlement but didn’t agree that it broke any rules,” the Sanders spokesperson added.
O’Brien told WMUR Tuesday that he had been”disappointed” that the FEC did not make a link between ALP and the Australian authorities.
“I’m disappointed that it’s not comprehensive,” O’Brien said of the FEC’s ruling. “It doesn’t enter the Australian government funding. And I am disappointed that it does not move with increased specificity to the actual things that they had been performing. I am disappointed that they did not go to that which was the effect on the effort.”
“It is basically the Australian government utilizing the conduit of a socialist party to assist the socialist candidate in the United States,” O’Brien explained.
The FEC’s judgment against the Sanders campaign follows the Feb. 16 indictment of 13 Russian nationals who interfered in the 2016 election in support of Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump.
Sanders denied his campaign received support from Russians during a meeting last week with Vermont Public Radio.
“They were supporting my effort, no. They were attacking Hillary Clinton’s campaign and using my fans against Hillary Clinton,” Sanders said.”
This advice about Bernie Sanders might give individuals who are investigating other people for similar illegal activities. Some believe Hillary Clinton might be targeted next for her possible involvement in an assortment of events that individuals may be looking into.