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“Scandal Free” Obama Campaign Took $80,000 In Foreign Money

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Opinion| Mark Sidney | Do you remember when Valerie Jarrett tried to gaslight the entire nation into believing the most absurd lie in the history of humanity? The Heritage Foundation remembers:

“You often hear that the Obama administration, whatever its other failings, has been “scandal-free.” Valerie Jarrett, the president’s closest adviser, has said he “prides himself on the fact that his administration hasn’t had a scandal and he hasn’t done something to embarrass himself.”

The ‘think tank’ (I’ve always thought that phrase was pretty arrogant and should be reserved for the self important bloviators on the left) went on to recap some of those scandals”

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“In reality, Mr. Obama has presided over some of the worst scandals of any president in recent decades. Here’s a partial list:

-State Department email. In an effort to evade federal open-records laws, Mr. Obama’s first secretary of state set up a private server, which she used exclusively to conduct official business, including communications with the president and the transmission of classified material. A federal criminal investigation produced no charges, but FBI Director James Comey reported that the secretary and her colleagues “were extremely careless” in handling national secrets.

– Operation Fast and Furious. The Obama Justice Department lost track of thousands of guns it had allowed to pass into the hands of suspected smugglers, in the hope of tracing them to Mexican drug cartels. One of the guns was used in the fatal 2010 shooting of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Congress held then-Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt when he refused to turn over documents about the operation.

– IRS abuses. Mr. Obama’s Internal Revenue Service did something Richard Nixon only dreamed of doing: It successfully targeted political opponents. The Justice Department then refused to enforce Congress’s contempt citation against the IRS’s Lois Lerner, who refused to answer questions about her agency’s misconduct.

The list goes on, you can read the rest of their article here, but keep in mind it is in no way a complete and total list.

Here is one more to add to that list, the AP is reporting that Obama’s campaign was the recipient of $80,000 in foreign money, in this one instance:

“NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who engineered an illegal contribution from a foreigner to a joint fundraising committee for President Barack Obama in 2012 was sentenced to four months in prison Monday.

William Argeros had pleaded guilty in 2016 to making foreign contributions and lying to a grand jury, and had faced up to 24 months in prison under his plea agreement. But U.S. District Judge Madeline Cox Arleo noted the 61-year-old’s lack of a prior criminal record and her belief that the $80,000 contribution wasn’t meant to influence the U.S. election.

U.S. law prohibits foreign nationals from making contributions to federal candidates. Attorney John Azzarello, representing Argeros, said his client was acting on behalf of a candidate for prime minister of Albania who wanted a photo taken with Obama.

The candidate was Edi Rama, Azzarello said, who was elected and currently is Albania’s prime minister. When the charges became public in 2016, Rama’s office denied being the source of the contribution.

The U.S. attorney’s office contended Argeros arranged that the contribution was made through a New Jersey resident, Bilal Shehu. Shehu was sentenced to probation in 2017.

Cox Arleo said she gave Argeros a stricter sentence because he acknowledged lying to a grand jury.”

You can read the rest of the AP article HERE.

It’s nice to see the AP cover a story like this, however imagine if this were a Russian and President Trump’s Campaign … Tom Arnold would be calling for Troops to drag our President out of the White House and … well, you can imagine.

So much for scandal free and foreign money staying out of our free elections …


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