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Offline Right_in_Virginia

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Jeb Bush’s Super PAC hit with massive fine after taking $1.3 million in illegal money
Miami Herald, Mar 11, 2019

A Super PAC that spent more than $100 million in support of Jeb Bush’s failed 2016 presidential campaign has been hit with a massive fine by the Federal Elections Commission for soliciting more than $1 million in political contributions from Chinese nationals.

Right to Rise USA, created to propel the former Florida governor into the Oval Office, was slapped with a $390,000 penalty on March 4 following a lengthy investigation into money donated by a California company called American Pacific International Capital and solicited by Bush’s younger brother, Neil. The company, wholly owned by a corporation based out of China, was fined $550,000 in December in relation to the same case.

The fines, revealed in conciliation agreements that have not yet been made public by the federal government, were detailed in documents released Monday by the non-profit Campaign Legal Center. Following a report by The Intercept, the non-partisan organization filed a complaint in 2016 accusing the company of improperly acting as a pass-through to allow a Chinese couple to steer $1.3 million to the Super PAC.

“Today’s action is a rare and remarkable step by the FEC, and a reminder that safeguarding our elections against foreign interference is in America’s vital national security interests,” Trevor Potter, president of CLC and a former Republican Chairman of the FEC, said in a statement.


Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article227423034.html#storylink=cpy
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Gee now why would the Chicoms want Jeb elected president?

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Gee now why would the Chicoms want Jeb elected president?

...hmm... for starters ... begins with "R" and ends in "O".  He's part of the good ole country club.
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I have seen no follow up on Robert Francis' campaign that was flagged for taking foreign money.
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I have seen no follow up on Robert Francis' campaign that was flagged for taking foreign money.

I was wondering the same thing, @austingirl.  And, what about the 0bama and Clinton campaigns?

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Gee now why would the Chicoms want Jeb elected president?

@skeeter

Mostly because they pimp out the Bush Crime Family.
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C'mon Jeb, only Hillary and Obama are allowed to get away with this.
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I was wondering the same thing, @austingirl.  And, what about the 0bama and Clinton campaigns?
@Sanguine
The media only reports this sort of thing on Republicans.
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@Sanguine
The media only reports this sort of thing on Republicans.

And, the feds only prosecute this kind of thing on Republicans.  And, it does sound like this one needed to be prosecuted. 


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