I am certain this is illegal. It turns out thanks to WikiLeaks we are also finding out that Clinton has been conducting the ultimate ‘pay for play’ scenario to staff her possible administration. Choice positions are awarded to the biggest donors. Unethical doesn’t quite cover it here. That means wealthy federal donors are literally buying their way into government and that is something that should be stopped and prosecuted.
Obama has been eviscerated for appointing dozens of top fundraisers — called “bundlers” — to ambassadorships and other cushy federal positions. The spreadsheet provided by WikiLeaks — which was accompanied by emails sent between officials with the DNC’s finance team — contains 23 names of little-known corporate executives and professional fundraisers who have donated to the committee and various Democratic political action committees. This also shows in even more stark detail, how Clinton was favored over Sanders. Just shameful.
From Weasel Zippers:
Democratic National Committee documents recently released by WikiLeaks include spreadsheets and emails that appear to show party officials planning which donors and prominent fundraisers to provide with appointments to federal boards and commissions.
The documents, which were circulated among top DNC officials in April, could raise legal questions for the party, says Ken Boehm, the chairman of the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group.
“The disclosed DNC emails sure look like the potential Clinton Administration has intertwined the appointments to federal government boards and commissions with the political and fund raising operations of the Democratic Party,” Boehm told The Daily Caller.
“That is unethical, if not illegal.”
Most of the donors on the spreadsheet have given to Clinton. None of them gave a cent to Sanders. It’s not clear if anyone on that list specifically requested an appointment, but then again, you wouldn’t know if they did. That would be a phone call and would be private.
Here’s one example of a possible quid pro quo – from The Daily Caller:
But one tip-off that the document is detailing a quid pro quo is an entry next to the name of David Shapira, the executive chairman of grocery store chain Giant Eagle, Inc.
“USPS” — a likely reference to the U.S. Postal Service — is entered on the spreadsheet.
President Obama nominated Shapira for a position on the USPS’ board of governors last year but the retail executive did not take the position because congressional Republicans held up his nomination.
Shapira and his wife Cynthia have donated heavily to Clinton, the DNC and other Democratic and liberal political action committees.
They have given the $2,700 maximum to Clinton. In 2014, Shapira contributed $100,000 to American Unity PAC, a political action committee that supports pro-LGBT candidates.
Cynthia Shapira has given $33,400 to the DNC this cycle and $58,400 to the Hillary Victory Fund since last year.
Looks pretty damning to me and that’s only one of numerous examples on that spreadsheet. This same spreadsheet is part of an email sequence in which Jordan Kaplan, DNC’s national finance director, asks other officials to provide names of donors they want to propose for federal commissions. “Last call for boards and commissions,” Kaplan wrote on April 20th. “If you have someone, send to [DNC finance chief of staff Scott] Comer – full name, city, state, email and phone number. Send as many as you want, just don’t know how many people will get to.” Any questions? Seems clear to me that literally anything to do with the Clintons is for sale.
There are a lot of wealthy people on that list. The corruption surrounding Hillary is just staggering. You know, I would prefer the actual mafia to the Godmother… at least they are honest with you just before they whack you. Clinton will take your money and then slit your throat, all the while lying her head off. And she would run this country just like it was one big crime family.