SHOCKER: Hillary Supporting Super PAC Takes $200,000 in Illegal Donations
It’s now a given that Hillary Clinton’s campaign will be shrouded in shady finances, questionable financial relationships and illegal campaign contribution scandals until election day in November.
The latest revelation is that a super PAC called Priorities USA, which took money from a company which had official business with the United States government.
The Hill reported:
EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hillary group takes $200K in banned donations
A super-PAC backing Hillary Clinton has accepted $200,000 in donations from a company holding multiple contracts with the federal government — despite a ban on such contributions.
According to a review of contributions by The Hill, Boston-based Suffolk Construction made two contributions of $100,000 to Priorities USA, which is backing the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
At the time it made the contributions, Suffolk held multiple contracts worth $976,560 with the Department of Defense for maintenance and construction projects at a Naval base in Newport, R.I., and the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., according to the government website USASpending.gov.
Suffolk — which, by Forbes’s estimate, brings in some $2 billion in revenue annually — also donated $10,000 in 2015 to Right to Rise, a super-PAC that supported Republican Jeb Bush’s now-defunct presidential bid.
The donations from Suffolk highlight how a 70-year-old campaign finance law meant to prevent pay-to-play deals between public officials and companies making money from the government is often ignored by those making the donations and those on the receiving end.
Here’s how Priorities USA describes themselves on their website:
As the far right pursues an agenda that rewards only the wealthiest few at the expense of middle class families, Americans need a champion who will stand strong for us in the face of attacks from Republican Presidential candidates.
We support Hillary Clinton for President because she will always stand strong for us when it comes to strengthening the middle class and their families so they can get ahead and stay ahead.
What has Hillary Clinton done for the middle class? The Obama administration has decimated the middle class and Hillary was part of that administration.
The horrible position of the middle class even came up during the Democratic primary debates and the economy was criticized by both Bernie and Hillary.