FEC Nails DNC and Hillary for Russian Dossier Hoax

The debunked and false Steele Dossier that Hillary Clinton’s lawyer, Marc Elias, paid for has resulted in a stunning rebuke from the bipartisan Federal Election Commission:

The Federal Election Commission has fined the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign for lying about the funding of the infamous, and discredited, Russian “dossier” used in a smear attempt against Donald Trump weeks before he shocked the world with his 2016 presidential victory.

The election agency said that Clinton and the DNC violated strict rules on describing expenditures of payments funneled to the opposition research firm Fusion GPS through their law firm.

As the Washington Times added

The Federal Election Commission has fined Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee for failing to disclose campaign spending that ended up in the pocket of Christopher Steele, the British spy who authored a Russian-based dossier to damage Donald Trump.  .  . .

The agency said the two entities “misreported the purpose of certain disbursements.”

According to the complaint, the Clinton campaign and the DNC used the law firm Perkins Coie to “scheme” with Mr. Steele, a British national, to write and disseminate the salacious and unverified “Steele Dossier,” which was produced using information from current and former Russian government officials.. . .

In 2017, it was disclosed that the Clinton campaign and DNC lawyer Marc Elias paid the Washington research firm Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Mr. Trump and Fusion GPS hired Mr. Steele.

While some may think Hillary’s career is done and in the distance, keep in mind her “cronies,” such as the lawyer of the Democrat Party, Marc Elias, were involved in this.  Along with his recent sanctions, this is yet another rebuke of Mr. Elias.  The last word goes to RNLA Member Dan Backer, who brought the complaint that led to the fine:

"Hillary Clinton and her cronies willfully engaged in the greatest political fraud in history — destroying our nation's faith in the electoral process, and it's high time they were held accountable," Backer told the Examiner. "I hope this is only the beginning."