Yeah, I have seen a couple stories in the last week or so about the campaign and PACs in ‘collusion’. I’d say the woman could get away with murder, but there’s also a Clinton app for that…
(Washington Free Beacon) – Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has found ways to coordinate with a deep-pocketed Super PAC despite legal restrictions on its work with third party political groups that can raise unlimited sums from unions and corporations, internal documents reveal.
Campaign staffers have discussed sharing fundraising information with Priorities USA, the most prominent Super PAC on the Democratic side, courting potential Priorities donors, and having Clinton personally thank high-dollar contributors, according to emails to and from campaign chairman John Podesta and another campaign staffer.
Most of the emails were posted on the website Wikileaks after hackers breached Podesta’s personal email account. U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies believe that the hackers responsible for the breach are taking directions from high-level Russian government officials.
The emails and documents attached to them show that the Clinton campaign has been careful to stay within the bounds of the law while maximizing their behind-the-scenes work with Priorities.
The Super PAC has spent more than $130 million supporting Clinton and other Democratic candidates this cycle. Its roster of supporters includes some of the country’s biggest Democratic donors, including George Soros, Jim Simons, Fred Eychaner, Donald Sussman, Haim Saban, and Daniel Abraham.
Super PACs can raise and spend unlimited funds from individuals, corporations, and labor unions, but are generally prohibited from coordinating with candidates and their campaigns.
Remember now, Hillary (who is the presumptive next leader of her party) leads the democrat party’s blaring and deafening charge against the SCOTUS’s “Citizens United” ruling.
However, in an internal campaign memo a week after Clinton officially launched her candidacy, campaign general counsel Marc Elias briefed senior staff on the ways in which they could legally complement Priorities USA’s fundraising and communications operations.
According to Elias, Hillary for America, Clinton’s campaign committee, is legally permitted to advise Priorities on which donors to ask for money, how much those donors might give, and to strategize on messages to use when making those solicitations.
In order to comply with the subtleties of campaign finance laws, Elias recommended keeping language vague. […]
Depends on what your definition of “is” is…