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Zombie Campaigns

http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2018/investigations/zombie-campaigns/spending-millions-after-office/

In their political afterlife, former politicians and their staffers are hoarding unspent campaign donations for years and using them to finance their lifestyle, advance their new careers and pay family members, an investigation by the Tampa Bay Times, 10News WTSP and TEGNA-owned TV stations found.

Their spending makes a mockery of one of the fundamental principles of America’s campaign finance laws: Donations must be spent only on politics, not politicians’ personal lives.


Six campaign finance experts told Times/WTSP reporters that some of the zombie campaign spending was a potential election-law violation that should have been investigated by the FEC.

“There’s just no legitimate explanation for that, and it’s just outrageous,” said Noah Bookbinder, executive director of nonpartisian watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “It’s the kind of abuse that people only perpetrate when they’re sure nobody is watching and they can get away with anything.”


Really interesting investigation at the link...

Mysterious email sent to attendees of the World Economic Conference at Davos...

Dear Sir:

We have been requested by the United States White House to contact you for assistance in resolving a matter. The Trump Towers Hotel and Casino LLC has recently concluded a large number of contracts for condominiums in Florida and South American and Kazakhstan. The contracts have immediately produced moneys equaling US $400,000,000. The Trump Towers Hotel and Casino LLC is desirous of buyers from all parts of the world, however, because of certain regulations of the US State Department, it is unable to move these funds to another region.

You assistance is requested as a non-US citizen to assist the Trump Towers Hotel and Casino LLC, and also the Alfa Bank JSC, in moving these funds out of Russia and the Ukraine. If the funds can be transferred to your name, in your bank account, then you can forward the funds as directed by the Alfa Bank JSC. In exchange for your accommodating services, the Trump Towers Hotel and Casino LLC would agree to allow you to retain 10%, or as much as US $400,000 of your transferred amount or own a beach front condo in the country of your choice. You will also have an opportunity for membership in one of our exclusive golf clubs for a mere $200,000 (which can be deducted tax-free from your share of the exchange). The golf clubs are conveniently located in Florida, Ireland, and New Jersey.

However, to be a legitimate transferee of these moneys according to US law, you must presently be a depositor of at least US $1 million in a US bank which is regulated by the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency of the US Federal Reserve System.

If it will be possible for you to assist us, we would be most grateful. We suggest that you meet with us in person in the Trump Towers, NY, and that during your visit we will introduce you to the representatives of the Trump Towers Hotel and Casino LLC, as well as with certain members of the Trump family.

Please call at your earliest convenience at 212-715-7290 (Towers) or 202-456-1414 (WH). Time is of the essence in this matter; very quickly the US FBI will realize that the your bank is maintaining this amount on deposit, and attempt to levy certain depository taxes on it.

Yours truly,

Prince Jared and Princes Ivanka

March to Mara Lago

https://www.facebook.com/CBS12News/videos/10156200471522941/

Lots of Florida marches today.

Sea Duffy on CNN now is a moran....

why put these people on tv?

Ted Lieu on All In now...

just a heads up
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