A former Trump administration Defense official considers Hillary Clinton’s payment of a Federal Elections Commission (FEC) fine evidence of her crime.
Kashyap P. “Kash” Patel served as chief of staff for Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller in the closing months of Donald Trump’s presidency. He reportedly challenged the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, as Secretary Miller’s aide, and almost became acting director of the CIA.
Mr. Patel said the fact that the Hilary Clinton campaign is paying an FEC fine is like her admitting she’s guilty. Clinton and the Democrat National Committee want to deflect media coverage by paying a fine instead of contesting the charges in court, Patel reportedly said.
“So, the Hillary Clinton campaign is not contesting it, they’re paying the fine,” explained Patel. “It’s basically admitting that they did this and they’re out is: ‘we just don’t want a protracted legal deal’.”
“As if the Hillary Clinton campaign and DNC ever shied away from taking something or someone to court.”
Clinton’s campaign and the DNC agreed to pay the FEC a combined $113,000, according to documents made public March 30, “The Epoch Times” reported. The commission found probable cause they violated federal law by describing payments to the Fusion GPS research group as legal services and consulting.
The FEC action was prompted by a complaint filed by the Coolidge Reagan Foundation (CRF). The CRF complaint alleged the Hillary for America (HFA) campaign and the DNC worked with British spy
Christopher Steele to generate the so-called “Steele Dossier”— the debunked collection of anecdotes and allegations intended to discredit then-candidate Donald Trump. The foundation claims Hillary’s campaign and the DNC used their shared law firm agent, Perkins Coie, LLP, as a strawman to avoid publicly reporting tens of thousands of dollars they paid for the character assassination of her presidential opponent.
The attorney who lodged the complaint against the Clinton campaign and the DNC, reportedly noted it’s the first time Clinton “has actually been held accountable for misconduct,” calling the fines “a great step for accountability.”
“So they fined them, that’s the FEC’s job,” declared attorney Dan Backer, according to the Times report. “And the Hillary Clinton campaign could have said: ‘We disagree with your finding. We’re going to go to court.’ What did the Hillary Clinton campaign do? … They agreed to the finding of probable cause by the FEC, which means they’re basically agreeing that it happened.”
Payment of the fine has Patel and Backer expecting Special Counsel John Durham to use their evidence to gain criminal indictments. Durham was appointed by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to investigate “Crossfire Hurricane”, which was a federal investigation of Donald Trump and his campaign based on the Steele dossier.
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