O what a wicked web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.
You set out to investigate Russian conspiracies, but then you end up financing Leninists.
Dr. Jill Stein PhD, MS, BS, LSAT, MARX, the crush of Sandernistas who vowed never to vote for Hillary, might have walked away gracefully from the election. After all, unlike Ralph Nader, she didn’t seem to have swung the election. At least that is until she started fundraising off the bitter tears of Democrats by promising to investigate the election if they gave her millions. Give her millions they did. Where it’s going? That’s the fun part.
Money that Jill Stein raised to recount votes in 2016 swing states is being used by her campaign to pay for legal bills stemming from the investigation of Russian interference in the last presidential election.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Money raised for one conspiracy theory is being used to pay for a defense against another.
Back when Jill Stein began fundraising, the media hadn’t settled yet on a mainstream election rigging conspiracy theory. Or Stein would have been a particularly bad investigator for the Russia conspiracy.
In June, The Daily Beast reported that the the U.S. Green Party candidate’s campaign, which raised $7.3 million for recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, had in 2017 stopped disclosing its monthly spending with the Federal Election Commission. Later that month, the Jill Stein for President committee filed a slew of reports that reveal spending on lawyers who are not trying to get inside any voting machines.
At the end of May 2018, according to the most recent FEC filing, the Stein campaign paid the “Partnership for Civil Justice” $66,441.60; that is on top of a $31,536 payment made in January, and more than the Stein campaign had in cash on hand by November 2016.
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund is a nonprofit law firm whose mission is to “defend and advance fundamental civil, constitutional and human rights,” per a 2016 IRS filing. On its website, the group notes that it is representing Stein in her dealings before the the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Being dragged into this is an inconvenience, but not a serious issue (one would assume) for Stein, who isn’t a Republican and thus very unlikely to be a target of the Mueller coup, except in the collateral damage sort of way as Podesta.
In an April 26 letter, Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, cofounder of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, told Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner that, “As its records reflect, the Campaign paid for Dr. Stein’s trip to Russia.” The letter also notes Stein’s willingness to comply with its requests for communication with Russian state media organizations and Russian government officials. Objections are raised, however, to what are deemed unconstitutionally vague requests for internal policy discussions and contacts with any “Russian persons,” regardless of affiliation.
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