Obama White House Defends Breaking Law: Says WH Fundraiser Was Not Really a WH Fundraiser …Update: Experts Say Obama Broke Law
Its’ an Obama World.
Team Obama released a fundraising ad filmed inside the White House this week.
Fundraising from inside the White House is generally prohibited by law.
Real Clear Politics reported on the latest White House scandal:
In response to the uproar the Obama White House released a statement today. They now claim that the fundraiser was not really a fundraiser.
FOX Nation reported:
In response to questions about whether the president and his political team had stayed safely on the legal side of the relevant statutes, White House officials made three arguments. First, they said, an open process for small donors to essentially win a raffle is not the kind of fundraising prohibited under the law — and the president didn’t make a direct appeal for donations, anyway. Second, they pointed to a longstanding advisory opinion from the Justice Department that differentiates between the residence portion of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. — where the aide said Obama had been filmed — and official rooms in the White House. Third, they said, Obama’s approach is in keeping with the practices of his predecessors.
You see… What you thought was a fundraiser was not really a fundraiser. And, the law really doesn’t mean White House it means only certain wings of the White House.
Nothing to see here. Move along.
UPDATE: Experts say Obama broke the law.