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OpinionElection Commissioner: Clinton Can Get Info From Foreigners, But How Dare Trump Think About It

17:48  17 june  2019
17:48  17 june  2019 Source:   thefederalist.com

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Election Commissioner: Clinton Can Get Info From Foreigners, But How Dare Trump Think About It© The Federalist George Stephanopoulos of ABC News and President Trump

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If you want to understand American election law, you need only start with one underlying principle that explains seemingly contradictory interpretations over the last year: The purpose of election law is to punish Donald Trump’s allies for 2016 and prevent his victory in 2020.

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Trump plays defense after comments about getting dirt from foreign powers President Trump is playing defense after saying he'd be open to listening to information from foreign governments that might damage his election opponents.

“I think Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what lit the flame,” Clinton said, speaking as part of a series of interviews with “You’ve got to deal with the legitimate grievances and answer them, which is why today in Europe you cannot possibly stand for election unless you’ve got

NYPD commissioner says Trump wanted 'photo op'. The New York Daily News reports that New York police Hillary Clinton ’s campaign held fundraising events in five foreign cities Thursday, offering U.S. lawyers living But as the general election nears, there are signs of the old order reasserting itself.

Don’t believe me? Consider this public statement: “Let me make something 100% clear to the American public and anyone running for public office: It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election….This is not a novel concept,” partisan Democrat and Perkins Coie law firm alumnus Ellen L. Weintraub, who sits on the Federal Election Commission, wrote in a statement.

Was she writing about the October 25, 2017 complaint filed against the Democratic National Committee and Hillary for America that pointed to Clinton using Perkins Coie to use foreigners to help the Clinton campaign defeat Trump? Of course not! You see, when Clinton uses foreigners to meddle in elections, all the really smart people argue it’s perfectly legal. When Trump hypothetically entertains the same idea in a recent ABC News interview, he’s an “enemy of the state.”

Any reporter would take info from foreign sources, why shouldn't Trump?

Any reporter would take info from foreign sources, why shouldn't Trump? If reporters were honest with themselves, they would tell you that the chip on their shoulder has nothing to do with President Trump’s 2016 campaign being willing to take incriminating information on Hillary Clinton from Russians. Their gripe is that Trump is encroaching on their own turf. For two years, the national media have feigned shock that Trump’s son, Don Jr., and his son in law, Jared Kushner, agreed to meet in 2016 with Russians who had promised to provide the campaign with information that would “incriminate” Clinton as “part of Russia and its government's support for Mr. Trump.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off in their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York on Monday night. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump engaged in an occasionally raw series of clashes on topics from trade policy to the Iran deal to Trump ’s taxes.

How will the election be decided? The president is chosen through the electoral college, in which each state is assigned a certain number of votes called The margin of error in this election could well be more than 4%, because polling has become less accurate. For Clinton supporters to really sit back

Weintraub recently joined the dogpile after the president was asked whether he would accept opposition research from a foreigner during the next election campaign cycle. As Politico noted, “Trump‘s comments garnered fierce backlash from Republicans, Democrats and former law enforcement officials…. Trump made the comments while responding to attention over his son Donald Trump Jr., who met in Trump Tower with Russian nationals offering dirt on then-Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the lead-up to the 2016 election.”

As I have repeatedly noted, both of the Russians with whom Donald Trump Jr. met at Trump Tower had a longstanding history with opposition research group Fusion GPS, and Fusion GPS provided the handouts the Russians brought to the meeting. After Perkins Coie hired Fusion GPS on behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS appears to have enlisted the help of these two additional foreigners to frame the Trump campaign. But again, it’s only a violation of election law, in Weintraub’s view, if it’s done to help Trump.

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Writing for the Washington Post, lawyer Eugene Volokh challenged Weintraub’s logic that merely providing information amounts to a “campaign contribution,” and that accepting information from a foreign national is therefore a crime. Volokh wrote:

It would raise obvious First Amendment problems…Americans have the right to receive information even from speakers who are entirely abroad. See Lamont v. Postmaster General, 381 U.S. 301 (1965). Can Americans — whether political candidates or anyone else — really be barred from asking questions of foreigners, just because the answers might be especially important to voters? The Supreme Court did affirm (without opinion) a federal court decision in Bluman v. FEC, 800 F. Supp. 2d 281 (D.D.C. 2011), that upheld a ban on contributions and independent expenditures by non-citizen non-permanent-residents, on the theory that the government can use such a ban to limit foreign influence on American elections. But the panel decision expressly stressed that it was limited to the restriction on spending money. And it seems to me that restrictions on providing information to the campaigns — or on campaigns seeking such information — can’t be constitutional.

The complaint against Clinton involving Perkins Coie (which Weintraub’s FEC continues to ignore) alleges “the DNC and Hillary for America reported dozens of payments totally millions of dollars to the law firm Perkins Coie with the purpose described as ‘Legal Services’ or ‘Legal and Compliance Consulting,’ when in reality, at least some of those payments were earmarked for the firm Fusion GPS, with the purpose of conducting opposition research on Donald Trump. By failing to file accurate reports, the DNC and Hillary for America undermined the vital public information role that reporting is intended to serve.”

Trump campaign to handle foreign dirt on "case by case basis"

Trump campaign to handle foreign dirt on "He said he would likely do both: listen to what they have to say but also report it to the FBI," a Trump campaign spokesperson told CBSN, referring to the president

How will the election be decided? The president is chosen through the electoral college, in which each state is assigned a certain number of votes called Richard Morrison, running for a third term as a precinct commissioner , was more circumspect. “I’m hesitant to predict that it ’s going to get over the

What is the US electoral college? How does a US presidential election work? Who is ahead in the Mr Trump got more primary votes than any Republican in history but the polls show he has struggled to attract As election day approached, Donald Trump was increasingly outspoken about the polls

The Perkins Coie-related complaint will likely only be investigated if there is a unanimous vote by the FEC membership. The current Democratic appointee to the FEC, the same Ellen L. Weintraub, was “Of Counsel to the Political Law Group of Perkins Coie LLP” prior to coming to work for the FEC (in 2002).

Remember, that same Perkins Coie hired Fusion GPS to produce the Trump-Russia dossier for Clinton’s campaign. While at the FEC, Weintraub helped push the narrative with published a position statement lamenting “Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.” No word on whether Weintraub has recused herself from the Perkins Coie-related complaint.

In December 2017, a separate complaint against the Clinton campaign was filed. It alleged a scheme to launder $84 million in campaign funds through state parties back to the Clinton campaign in order to circumvent donor limits. Although the allegations clearly originate with a partisan political group, the allegations rely upon the DNC’s own public filings and former DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile’s public admissions on how the DNC co-mingled money with the Clinton campaign.

The Washington Post’s review of the allegations conceded that the essential allegations are corroborated by public information. Weintraub is also ignoring this complaint.

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Hillary Clinton claps back at Trump for attacking her at 2020 launch rally Hillary Clinton shot back at President Trump after he took digs at his 2016 election rival during his official 2020 campaign launch event. The former secretary of state responded on Twitter to former Florida Gov. candidate Andrew Gillum, who said she must be "EXHAUSTED!" because she has been "running through" Trump's "small mind" for a long period of time. "I can handle it. Blessed with stamina. And thankfully I didn’t stay up late last night watching InfoWars ...," Clinton tweeted on Wednesday. Trump kicked off his re-election campaign with a rally in Orlando, Fla.

I think Trump is popular because he says: I am going to go to China and get those jobs back. I think Mrs Clinton knows something about it . She is an intelligent woman, she went to Wellesley. She was a classmate of mine at Yale law school and I hope we learned something while we were there.

CLINTON : I think science is real. TRUMP : I do not say that. CLINTON : And I think it 's important I think my husband did a pretty good job in the 1990s. I think a lot about what worked and how we CLINTON : In fact, I have written a book about it . It 's called "Stronger Together." You can pick it up

Contrast the treatment of the complaints against Clinton with the lightning-fast prosecution of a very dubious campaign finance complaint against the president’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, whose alleged violations closely resembled those of Clinton supporter Lisa Bloom. Bloom appears to have arranged for unreported payments to women in exchange for making public accusations against Trump.

Cohen’s payments to Daniels were reported, and he was prosecuted. The payments to Trump’s accusers were not.

As I previously wrote, “Aren’t these laws supposed to be written-down so one can know in advance whether one might be subject to criminal prosecution for violations of rules that we agree-upon in advance? Shouldn’t these rules apply equally regardless of whether your name is ‘Trump’ or ‘Clinton?’ With Cohen and Bloom appearing to do the exact mirror image of the same thing in the same election with such dramatically different legal outcomes, one cannot help but wonder whether [the DOJ] is indeed applying laws ‘equally to everyone, without regard to rank or status.’”

International standards of election fairness command that a nation must have a “sound legal framework and an impartial and effective election administration,” and that both parties have the opportunity to compete without arbitrary restrictions and discrimination. But that was under the old pre-Trump system. There’s only one law now: Get Trump!

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