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Mon Feb 3, 2020, 12:37 PM

Susan Collins' Campaign Is Being Helped by a Mysterious Hawaii Company

Source: The Daily Beast

A mysterious Hawaii company may have illegally funneled a six-figure contribution to a political group boosting an embattled Republican Senator 5,000 miles away, an ethics watchdog alleged on Monday.

The company, Society of Young Women Scientist and Engineers LLC, was formed in late November, according to corporate records in Hawaii. Just over a month later, on December 31, the company donated $150,000 to 1820 PAC, a deep-pocketed super PAC with ties to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that was created to help reelect Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).

There is scant public information about the company. It does not appear to have a website or any social media presence. Its listed address is a P.O. box in Honolulu (listed as a “unit” number in 1820’s FEC filings). Google searches turn up no information on the company. And there’s no record of prior political involvement by its sole officer, Jennifer Lam.

All of that suggests that the Society of Young Women Scientist and Engineers was set up for the sole purpose of making political contributions, according to the Campaign Legal Center, which filed a complaint on Monday asking the Federal Election Commission to investigate its December contribution to 1820 PAC, which was named after the year Maine was founded.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/susan-collins-campaign-is-being-helped-by-a-mysterious-hawaii-company

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Reply Susan Collins' Campaign Is Being Helped by a Mysterious Hawaii Company (Original post)
demmiblue Feb 3 OP
lagomorph777 Feb 3 #1
woodsprite Feb 3 #3
Mickju Feb 3 #20
GoneOffShore Feb 4 #23
yaesu Feb 3 #2
RT Atlanta Feb 3 #8
groundloop Feb 3 #9
Python boot Feb 3 #14
Lonestarblue Feb 3 #11
dalton99a Feb 3 #4
BlueIdaho Feb 3 #5
bucolic_frolic Feb 3 #6
Qutzupalotl Feb 3 #7
SunSeeker Feb 3 #10
Habibi Feb 3 #12
cstanleytech Feb 3 #16
NewJeffCT Feb 3 #13
cstanleytech Feb 3 #15
mahina Feb 3 #17
Greybnk48 Feb 3 #18
usaf-vet Feb 3 #19
bluedigger Feb 3 #21
riversedge Feb 4 #22

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 12:39 PM

1. Do they share a PO Box with Tulsi?

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 12:51 PM

3. My first thought! Be worth some digging! nt

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 03:56 PM

20. My first thought also. It must have something to do with the Gabbards.

Her father is a piece of work also. Horrible family!!!

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 4, 2020, 03:24 AM

23. My first thought.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 12:47 PM

2. These corporations now have first amendment rights yet they can break laws at will

and get away with it.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:44 PM

8. question I'd like to see further researched

is that if those companies have '1A' rights, does that mean they can also be subject to 'capital punishment' - effectively put out of business for bad acts/bad behavior?

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Response to RT Atlanta (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:51 PM

9. Good point.... after all, corporations are people too (just ask Mitt).

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Response to RT Atlanta (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 02:47 PM

14. Good one

Good one, capital punishment for corporations. Corporate charters once had ending dates. Once corporations got personhood under the law they live forever.

Under slavery persons are property.

Under corporate personhood property are persons.

Both steal your rights.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 02:14 PM

11. Our corporate laws need a serious overhaul.

Trump is reported to have several hundred shell companies. What legitimate business purpose,,other than to hide assets, do such companies serve? Shouldn’t they outlawed if they have no legitimate purpose? Our tax collection would increase significantly if corporations could not hide earning s and if they were taxed fully on all income,,whether earned in the US or elsewhere.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 12:53 PM

4. Kick

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 12:54 PM

5. Unless they hack the voting system, it may not help.

Susan is past her sell by date and massive dark money infusions from out of state likely won’t help her popularity.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:00 PM

6. Sounds like a plan

to drill volcanoes for oil and natural gas, but hey what do I know

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:27 PM

7. Sounds like the company was named by a non-native-English speaker.

It should be “Scientists,” right?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 01:58 PM

10. K & R for exposure.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 02:25 PM

12. Doesn't look like the FEC can do much, though.

From the article:

It’s not likely that much will come of that complaint. The FEC is currently operating without a quorum of commissioners, meaning it is unable to take any legal action against alleged violators of the laws the commission is charged with enforcing.

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Response to Habibi (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 03:13 PM

16. For now however criminal charges can be brought down the road to those involved.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 02:41 PM

13. I wonder if Jared and/or Ivanka

did this in conjunction with some people in China

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 03:12 PM

15. Donald Trump being the 3rd party?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 03:19 PM

17. Meet The Former Hawaii Lawyer Who's Defending President Donald Trump

https://www.civilbeat.org/2020/01/meet-the-former-hawaii-lawyer-whos-defending-president-donald-trump/

WASHINGTON — One of the men President Donald Trump tapped to defend him in his impeachment trial before the U.S. Senate has deep ties to Hawaii.

Mike Purpura was hired as deputy White House counsel in 2018, the same year Democrats won back control of the U.S. House in the November elections.

One of his main duties, according to reports, has been to shield the president from congressional subpoenas, including those seeking grand jury testimony from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Prior to taking the job in Washington, Purpura was the chief legal officer at BlackSand Capital, a private equity real estate firm in Honolulu.


Hmmm

I’ll ask the only Jennifer Lam I know.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 03:20 PM

18. Vladamir Putin is sooooo clever, lol!

We all know where this money's coming from.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 03:24 PM

19. Only $150,000 cheap SOBs. How many millions were passed thru NRA to gun rights legislators.

How many millions did (does) MoscowMitch have available to buy Senators votes in the impeachment trial?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Feb 3, 2020, 04:24 PM

21. Alaska I could have understood, because you can see Russia from there, but Hawaii?

Nice corporate name, too. Nothing suspiciously foreign about that.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2020, 12:38 AM

22. k and R

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