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From the woman that keeps saying we need to keep $$$ out of politics...........

 

 

 

 

DNC Donations Scandal May Go Beyond Boston Law Firm

 

 

 

 

The Democratic National Committee, already engulfed by the WikiLeaks Donna Brazile scandal, is again on the defense Wednesday as some Democratic Senate candidates in tight races scramble to return thousands of dollars in campaign donations following allegations of a massive straw-donor scandal, which Republicans say may be wider than initial reports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite the fanfare, one high profile Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), says she won't return the donations until it is proven that they were given illegally.

 

The Campaign Legal Center, which represents the public interest, confirmed to FOXBusiness.com, it has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission over straw-donor practices at a boutique Boston firm, Thornton Law.

 

Viveca Novak, who reported the story for the Center for Responsive Politics, told FOXBusiness.com this may not be an isolated case and is likely not the only one of employees being reimbursed for contributions to candidates of both parties.

 

Weve received emails since the story was published that employees at other companies were pressured to make donations and were told they'd be reimbursed, she said. We always thought it was a much bigger problem, but it is hard to flush out.

 

 

 

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The straw-donor scheme was first reported by the Center for Responsive Politics and the Boston Globes Spotlight TeamOpens a New Window. , the investigative arm of the paper that won a Best Picture Oscar for Spotlight, which chronicled its reporting of the Archdiocese of Boston and the cover-up involving numerous sexual abuse cases by Catholic Priests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A straw donor is a person who illegally uses someone elses money to make contributions under his own name. In this case, according to Novak, the partners at Massachusetts-based Thornton Law Firm were using the companys money to make donations under their own individual names. Campaign finance rules prohibit entities like Thornton from giving more than $2,700 to any singular candidate, but the use of straw donors allows the firms to illegally circumvent this rule.

 

The small law firm, which boasts just ten partners, was inexplicably among the countrys largest dollar for dollar political donors, raising red flags for the Boston Globes investigative team. Brian Kelly of NixonPeabody, which represents the Thornton Law Firm, said in a statement to FOXBusiness.com, We would like to make it clear that the Thornton Law Firm has complied with all applicable laws and regulations regarding campaign contributions. Ten years ago, it hired an outside law firm to review how it wanted to handle donations to politicians. It was given a legal opinion on how it should structure its program and then it hired an outside accountant to review and implement the program. It was a voluntary program which only involved equity partners and their own personal after tax money to make donations.

 

After some digging, the Globe reporters, along with the Center for Responsive Politics, realized that something was in fact off. Between 2010 and 2014, three of the firms partners gave $1.6M to mostly Democratic candidates. During that same period of time, those same three partners received $1.4M in bonuses from the law firm, in what appears to be reimbursement for their hefty donations.

 

Senator Elizabeth Warren has reportedly received an estimated $130,000 from the Thornton Law Firm over the past decade. Critics are surprised by her decision to keep the donations.

 

"Democrat politicians like Sen. Elizabeth Warren have spent their careers decrying hidden money in politics, yet Warren refuses to return the contributions she received in connection with this Democrat fundraising scheme that appeared to funnel hidden money to candidates, Kirsten Hughes, Chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party, said in a statement.

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Liz Warren says she'll return the money if the partisan outfit making the claim can substantiate that it was inapprpriate.

Sounds reasonable.

Especially since the complainant...the campaign legal center...is run by a republican that used to be chief council for the McCain campaign. They actually tried to go after Stephen Colbert for campaign impropriety, when Colbert set up a FAKE, JOKE CAMPAIGN with a ridiculous name.

Go Liz. go.

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Liz Warren says she'll return the money if the partisan outfit making the claim can substantiate that it was inapprpriate.

Sounds reasonable.

Especially since the complainant...the campaign legal center...is run by a republican that used to be chief council for the McCain campaign. They actually tried to go after Stephen Colbert for campaign impropriety, when Colbert set up a FAKE, JOKE CAMPAIGN with a ridiculous name.

Go Liz. go.

DRAINO WHY YOU STUPID?

 

 

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From the woman that keeps saying we need to keep $$$ out of politics...........

 

 

 

 

DNC Donations Scandal May Go Beyond Boston Law Firm

 

 

 

 

The Democratic National Committee, already engulfed by the WikiLeaks Donna Brazile scandal, is again on the defense Wednesday as some Democratic Senate candidates in tight races scramble to return thousands of dollars in campaign donations following allegations of a massive straw-donor scandal, which Republicans say may be wider than initial reports.

Much wider, Trump $2 million from Communist China

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God does Lizzie Warren get under the skin of the whiny little bitch like no other..

She's an American hero for so many reasons and there's no wingnut thread that's going to change that anytime soon.

I think back to the Thomson Committee period when the RNC refused to return illegal foreign money. Oh well, turn about is fair play.

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