The Manhattan District Attorney, at least according to Donald Trump, is going to arrest the former president for a misdemeanor campaign finance violation. New York, like the rest of our Dem-run cities, pushed bail and criminal justice reform on the public with disastrous results.
The programs sound good on paper but fall far short in reality. Cities like New York, Chicago, LA, and Portland have seen violent crime explode after the reforms were put in place.
Only a small percentage of the population commits violent crimes and when blue cities let the felons out with no bail or on electronic monitoring, the habitual criminals did what habitual criminals do, they committed more crimes.
When Chicago catches a carjacker there is a near guarantee the thug is on bail or EM and has a long rap sheet. So going after Trump for a misdemeanor seems like petty politics.
And when you look at the skeleton that just crawled out of Hillary Clinton’s closet, the New York case looks even more political.
Because Hillary Clinton was busted breaking campaign finance laws and paid a fine, along with the DNC, to settle the issue. She was not arrested.
From Politico March 2022:
The DNC and the Clinton campaign collectively agreed to pay $113,000 in fines, according to separate conciliation agreements the agency made with both parties. The DNC will pay $105,000 and the Clinton campaign $8,000. The FEC conciliation agreements were made public Wednesday.
The conciliation agreements found “probable cause to believe” that both the campaign and national party “misreport[ed] the purpose of certain disbursements” when they said certain payments to Perkins Coie were for legal fees.
The pair of agreements were signed for the Democratic groups on Feb. 16 by Graham Wilson, an attorney who was formerly at Perkins Coie and is now at the Elias Law Group.
In the agreements, the DNC and Clinton campaign contend that they believed they properly disclosed the spending. The agreements read that the party and campaign do “not concede, but will not further contest the Commission’s finding,” in order to settle the matters and not incur more legal costs.
According to CBS:
The Federal Election Commission has fined Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign $8,000 and the Democratic National Committee $105,000 for obscuring their funding of the “Steele dossier,” a 2016 opposition research report that sought to highlight alleged links between Donald Trump and Russia.
The bipartisan election commission also dismissed a complaint against Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier that caused a firestorm of allegations and investigations that shook the early months of Trump’s presidency.
The campaign mislabeled Steele’s work as “legal services” and “legal and compliance consulting” in campaign filings, the FEC concluded.
Steele and the campaign were notified of the FEC’s decision Tuesday. A spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee acknowledged that it agreed to pay the FEC’s fine, but said it had “settled aging and silly complaints from the 2016 election about ‘purpose descriptions’ in our FEC report.”
The FEC’s ruling was in response to a complaint filed in 2018 by the conservative advocacy group the Coolidge Reagan Foundation. Paul Kamenar, a member of the Coolidge Reagan Foundation’s advisory board, called the DNC spokesperson’s description “appalling” in a phone call with CBS News.
“It’s outrageous that the DNC would minimize the serious violation that took place by calling campaign disclosure laws ‘silly’ violations,” said Kamenar, who added that he believes the FEC should have made a criminal referral to the Justice Department.
BREAKING: Last year Hillary Clinton quietly settled a campaign finance violation over reporting the *Steele Dossier* funding as legal services— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) March 18, 2023
She paid a fine and was never arrested pic.twitter.com/bHMwUkgV07