Democrats and the media have been desperate to prove there was collusion during the 2016 election.
And they finally found their proof.
But when the smoke cleared, no one ever expected it would be this candidate who was guilty.
The Federal Election Commission fined Bernie Sanders campaign $14,500 for illegal coordination with the Australian Labor Party (ALP).
The ALP sent Australian nationals to America to work on his Presidential campaign.
Conservative undercover journalist James O’Keefe captured video footage of the illegal collusion and former New Hampshire Speaker of the House Bill O’Brien filed a complaint with the FEC.
The Daily Caller reports:
“The Federal Election Commission (FEC) fined Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign $14,500 for accepting illegal in-kind foreign contributions from the Australian Labor Party (ALP) during the 2016 elections.
The ruling stems from a February 2016, conservative activist group Project Veritas video showing Australian nationals working for the Sanders campaign on the dime of the Australian taxpayer funded ALP.
Republican and former New Hampshire House speaker William O’Brien filed a complaint with the FEC shortly after Project Veritas made the footage public, alleging the ALP had made “prohibited foreign contributions” to the Sanders campaign, according to WMUR.
The FEC levied the fine against the Sanders campaign in a Feb. 2016-issued conciliation agreement.”
The scheme involved the ALP paying for Australians to travel to America and work on Sanders campaign.
That is an in kind contribution that was not reported.
The Daily Caller also reports:
“The ALP contacted the Sanders campaign according to the FEC and asked permission to allow Australian nationals to be inserted into the campaign as volunteers. The Sanders campaign accepted the ALP’s request, despite knowing the ALP would be paying Australians a daily stipend in addition to covering the cost of their flights to the United States.
While volunteering with the Sanders campaign, the Australians engaged in political activities “including encouraging voter attendance at campaign events, recruiting volunteers, canvassing with volunteers, and planning events,” according to the FEC.
The Sanders campaign “treated the ALP delegates no differently from any other campaign out-of-town volunteers and was aware that they were receiving a stipend from the ALP,” the FEC added.
The ALP spent $16,140 for the Australians’ flights to the United States and $8,282 for their daily stipends. The FEC determined that amounted to a $24,422 “prohibited in-kind foreign contribution” the Sanders campaign accepted from the ALP.”
18 months of investigations have produced no evidence of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia.
But this FEC fine makes a second Democrat – Hillary Clinton being the other – who colluded with a foreign entity during the 2016 election.