Just Because Cohen Plead Guilty Does Not Mean His Campaign Finance Activity Was a Crime

On Wednesday, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, was sentenced to three years in prison as part of a plea bargain with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Michael Cohen plead guilty to eight counts of financial crimes: tax fraud (five counts), making false statements to a financial institution, unlawful corporation contributions, and excessive campaign contributions. Although he plead guilty to counts of unlawful corporation contributions and excessive campaign contributions, it does not mean that what happened was illegal; therefore, he plead guilty to something that was not a federal crime. It is evident that the U.S. Attorney’s office is taking an overaggressive approach, especially since they might have violated their own Justice Department’s policy.

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Senate Votes to Overturn IRS Donor Privacy Rule

Yesterday, the Senate voted to overturn new IRS rules which are meant to protect certain tax-exempt organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) status from the requirement to report the names and addresses of their contributors who donate more than $5,000 in a given year.

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ICYMI - Effort to Remove Young Candidate from Ballot Exposes Democratic Corruption in Chicago

Allegations of election fraud and Democratic corruption continue to be alive and well in Chicago politics. David Krupa, a 19-year-old freshman at DePaul University, is attempting to expose the Chicago machine for its political and election corruption. Krupa is running for the 13th Ward alderman position in Chicago, against incumbent Marty Quinn. 

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Google CEO Testifies to the House

Today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee amid allegations of anti-conservative bias and privacy violations on the platform. Chairman Bob Goodlatte began the investigatory hearing on “Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use, and Filtering Practices” by making several remarks

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ICYMI - Grassley Asks for Info on Raid of Clinton Foundation Whistleblower's Home

In case you missed it last week, Senator Chuck Grassley asked for information regarding a raid on the home of a whistleblower on the Clinton Foundation:

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RNLA Praises Nomination of Bill Barr to Be AG

Today, President Trump announced his intention to nominate former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr to be the next Attorney General of the United States.  The RNLA congratulates Mr. Barr and praises President Trump's selection:

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President George H.W. Bush Remembered During Funeral Today

Today, the world laid to rest the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush. His funeral was filled with family members, senators, and clergy joyfully recollecting his life and the impact that he had on his family, friends, community, and world.

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ICYMI: RNLA VP Wins Major Victory for Free Speech on Campus

RNLA’s Vice President for Communications hit a home run for free speech on college campuses on behalf of her clients, Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) and the UC Berkeley College Republicans.

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RNLA Leaders Remember and Honor President George H.W. Bush

President George H.W. Bush will be greatly missed, not only by his family and those who knew him best, but by the whole country and world. President Bush proudly and honorably served his country, beginning by his heroic service in the United State Navy following the attacks on Pearl Harbor and then eventually as the youngest aviator (at that time) in the United State Navy. President  Bush became involved in politics by running for office and being appointed to several distinguishing positions throughout Republican committees and administrations. His last and most distinguishing political title came in 1988 when he was elected to serve as President of the United States, being the first incumbent vice president in 152 years to do so. Additionally, President Bush is part of only two father-son pairs in United States history to serve as Presidents.

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EAC Nominee Don Palmer Shows Experience and Commitment to Fair Elections in Hearing

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration held a hearing on the nomination of Donald Palmer to serve as a Commissioner on the Election Assistance Commission. This is a prestigious appointment for Mr. Palmer who has already had a career of prestige, integrity, and honor. Currently, Mr. Palmer wears multiple hats including serving as a fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Mr. Palmer’s career in public service has been extensive, serving as a Naval Reserve Officer, serving as a trial attorney at the Department of Justice, serving as the Director of Elections in Florida, and acting as Secretary of the State Board of Elections in Virginia.

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