Hillary Clinton has become notorious for finding ways to skirt the law while making a profit. For example, last month Bernie Sanders raised money for three progressive Democratic candidates running for the House of Representatives, with every dollar going directly to helping the candidates. Bernie has also raised significant sums for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. This provides a strong contrast to Hillary Clinton and her Hillary Victory Fund, where, in spite of her pledges to rebuild state parties, less than 1 percent of the $61 million raised by the Hillary Victory Fund has stayed in the state parties’ coffers. Where is the money going?
Jeff Weaver stated, “Secretary Clinton is looting funds meant for the state parties to skirt fundraising limits on her presidential campaign. We think the Clinton campaign should let the state parties keep their fair share of the cash.”
Weaver is referring to the recent strategy Mrs. Clinton has used to exploit campaign finance laws. She is fully aware of how useless the FEC has become, and is hiding money collected from wealthy donors such as George Clooney and his super-rich Hollywood friends, and Alice Walton of Wal-Mart (in these cases, the donors, who will now have easy access to her, had already exceeded their legal donation limits). Hillary Clinton knows how to work the system and, contrary to her statements, has no incentive to change campaign finance laws that have worked so well for her.
Mrs. Clinton has a strong history of accepting donations to the Clinton Foundation in exchange for political and military favors. Donations from the Saudi’s in exchange for fighter jets are one example. Donations don’t guarantee her support, as with the Keystone XL pipeline, but she will make an effort if it doesn’t hurt her politically.
Hillary Clinton has stated she supports campaign finance reform, but her behavior says otherwise. The Hillary Victory Fund has been established as a way to launder money, hiding it from the public by using a combination of distraction and legal loopholes.