Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to a Federal Election Commission ruling fining the Hillary Clinton campaign $8,000 and the Democratic National Committee $105,000 for concealing payments to Fusion GPS and other actors who perpetrated the Russia collusion hoax, falsely accusing former President Donald Trump of being a Russian agent, which resulted in a years-long top secret investigation and the appointment of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller who ultimately found “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
“The Federal Election Commission’s decision to fine the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee for illegally hiding the origin of the more than one million dollars spent by the two entities to fund the development and release of the Russian Collusion hoax against candidate and then-president Donald J. Trump.
“The Clinton campaign was fined $8,000 and the Democratic National Committee was fined $105,000 for failing to properly report the expenditures that resulted in hiring Fusion GPS and other actors who created the false accusations against Trump that bedeviled much of his first term.
“When measured against the damage done to our nation by the Clinton campaign and their minions at the DNC through this outright lie which they foisted upon the public, just as Al Capone eventually got convicted of tax fraud, America may have to be content with the fact that Hillary Clinton got an $8,000 fine for a paperwork violation.
“The one piece of positive news is that the Clinton’s can no longer claim that no one found them guilty of anything for fulminating the lie that cost American taxpayers millions of dollars to prove was false. The Russian collusion lie was a political dirty trick, which was used during the Trump presidency to undermine the legitimacy of his term in office. Ironic given that today, any mention of the current president’s unlikely election victory is deemed to be almost treasonous due its undermining of his authority.
“One can hope that special counsel John Durham will bring to justice more of the participants in the Clinton-DNC Russia fraud, but at the very least Hillary got a parking ticket from the FEC.”