James O’Keefe and Project Veritas just released another undercover video, this one shows Molly Barker, the national marketing director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign knowingly and intentionally violating campaign finance law by accepting a straw donation from a foreign national.
At a Clinton campaign event at Roosevelt Island, a Canadian citizen attempted to make a donation to the Clinton campaign by purchasing some Hillary merchandise, namely a Hillary t-shirt, (HT Americas Freedom Fighters).
Barker knew that this was illegal, a fact which was confirmed by Clinton’s national Compliance Manager Erin Tibe, yet proceeded to process the contribution.
Barker facilitated a straw man transaction where the Canadian citizen gave cash to an American citizen who subsequently purchased the shirt for the Canadian under Barker’s direction. Thus, Barker who was fully aware of the law didn’t merely look the other way like Tibe did, rather, she actually facilitated election illegalities. (H/T Daily Caller)
Video via Project Veritas Action
“We have to stop the endless flow of secret, unaccountable money that is distorting our elections, corrupting our political process, and drowning out the voices of our people.” – Hillary Clinton
Our investigator asked: “So Canadians can’t buy them, but Americans can buy it for them?”
Barker replied: “Not technically; you would just be making the donation.”
Minutes after admitting that this would be an illegal straw contribution from a foreign national, and minutes after being informed by the Compliance Manager that the campaign could not accept the contribution, Barker accepted the illegal contribution.
The FEC laws were written to prevent foreign money from influencing American elections. They are very specific – even going so far as covering merchandise purchases – in order to prevent the laundering of foreign money into campaigns through sales of overpriced merchandise. (Every federal campaign requires anyone purchasing merchandise online to affirm that they are a citizen and not making the purchase on behalf of anyone else before they’re allowed to submit the credit card transaction.)
If the national Marketing Director is knowingly breaking this FEC law at the campaign’s very first major event, how widespread is this practice throughout the Clinton campaign?
We already know that the Clinton campaign warned their staffers to be on the lookout for Project Veritas Action investigators. We know they are worried, and they have good reason to be.