Washington (Times Of Ocean)- The Federal Election Commission fined Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for “lying” about funding the Russian dossier used to slander then 2016 presidential nominee Donald Trump, Washington Examiner reported.
The FEC announced Wednesday Clinton and the DNC violated rules after mislabeling payments that went towards orchestrating the Russian collusion hoax as “legal advice and services.”
The Washington Examiner reported that Fusion GPS paid Perkins Coie $1,024,407.97 for opposition research on the dossier. Both parties, however, denied any wrongdoing, claiming the labeling of payments was correct after Perkins Coie hired Fusion GPS.
However, the FEC maintained its position that both Clinton and the DNC broke the law.
The Washington Examiner reported: “It added that neither the campaign nor the party conceded to lying but won’t contest the finding. ‘Solely for the purpose of settling this matter expeditiously and to avoid further legal costs, respondent[s] does not concede, but will not further contest the commission’s finding of probable cause to proceed’ with the probe, said the FEC.”
The FEC fined Clinton’s treasurer $8,000 and the DNC’s treasurer $105,000 for the violation, according to a memo the agency sent to the Coolidge Reagan Foundation.
Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign hired a technology firm to “infiltrate” Trump Tower and White House servers in order to link Trump to pro-Russian operatives, according to a filing from Special Counsel John Durham.
It was confirmed what Trump had claimed all along – Hillary Clinton spied on his campaign.
Further, President Trump announced last week that he had filed a massive lawsuit against Clinton, the DNC, and other conspirators of the collusion narrative.
“Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty,” the filing states.