One 2016 Presidential candidate just got busted for colluding with a foreign power
America’s political discussion has been dominated for 18 months with talk of a Presidential campaign colluding with a foreign power.
One candidate is now facing sanctions for illegal coordination with a foreign entity.
But it’s not the one anyone suspected.
Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign was fined $14,500 by the FEC for accepting illegal contributions from the Australian Labor Party.
Sanders’ campaign was caught by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe’s undercover journalists.
They captured footage of Australians working on Sanders campaign using funds paid for by the Australian Labor Party, which receives funding from the taxpayers of Australia.
The Daily Caller reports:
“The ALP contacted the Sanders campaign according to the FEC and asked permission to allow Australian nationals to be inserted into the campaign as volunteers. The Sanders campaign accepted the ALP’s request, despite knowing the ALP would be paying Australians a daily stipend in addition to covering the cost of their flights to the United States.
While volunteering with the Sanders campaign, the Australians engaged in political activities “including encouraging voter attendance at campaign events, recruiting volunteers, canvassing with volunteers, and planning events,” according to the FEC.
The Sanders campaign “treated the ALP delegates no differently from any other campaign out-of-town volunteers and was aware that they were receiving a stipend from the ALP,” the FEC added.
The ALP spent $16,140 for the Australians’ flights to the United States and $8,282 for their daily stipends. The FEC determined that amounted to a $24,422 “prohibited in-kind foreign contribution” the Sanders campaign accepted from the ALP.”
Once again, the only evidence of foreign collusion in the 2016 campaign implicates the Democrats.
The Clinton campaign colluded with the Russians by funneling money to Christopher Steele who used sources in Moscow to put together the fake news Trump-Russia dossier.
The FEC has now found the Sanders campaign guilty of illegal coordination.
And for all the months of investigations, not a shred of evidence tying Trump to Russia has emerged.