Desperate to get re-elected Obama illegally solicits donations from foreign nationals.Corruption, World news Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
Millions of foreign nationals are being directly solicited by Barack Hussein Obama to contribute to his re-election campaign. Obama is so desperate to win the upcoming fall election that he is now mass email soliciting foreign nationals – in violation of US Federal election law which expressly forbids soliciting, accepting or receiving contributions or donations from foreign nationals.
The Federal Election Commission states: “The ban on political contributions and expenditures by foreign nationals was first enacted in 1966 as part of the amendments to the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), an “internal security” statute. The goal of the FARA was to minimize foreign intervention in U.S. elections by establishing a series of limitations on foreign nationals. These included registration requirements for the agents of foreign principals and a general prohibition on political contributions by foreign nationals. In 1974, the prohibition was incorporated into the Federal Election Campaign Act (the FECA), [HTML] [PDF] giving the Federal Election Commission (FEC) jurisdiction over its enforcement and interpretation.”
The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly. It is also unlawful to help foreign nationals violate that ban or to solicit, receive or accept contributions or donations from them. Persons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to fines and/or imprisonment.
Who is a Foreign National?
The following groups and individuals are considered “foreign nationals” and are, therefore, subject to the prohibition:
* Foreign governments;
* Foreign political parties;
* Foreign corporations;
* Foreign associations;
* Foreign partnerships;
* Individuals with foreign citizenship; and
* Immigrants who do not have a “green card.”
I am a foreign national – “Individuals with foreign citizenship” yet every month I receive an email from Barack Obama in which he or his wife or a member of his campaign team solicits a campaign contribution. It is illegal to solicit any amount of money from foreign nationals.
|Date:||Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:25:56 -0400 [06/26/2012 12:25:56 PM EDT]|
|From:||Barack Obama <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|To:||Paul W Kincaid <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||I will be outspent|
I will be the first president in modern history to be outspent
in his re-election campaign, if things continue as they have
I’m not just talking about the super PACs and anonymous
outside groups — I’m talking about the Romney campaign
itself. Those outside groups just add even more to the
The Romney campaign raises more than we do, and the
math isn’t hard to understand: Through the primaries, we raised
almost three-quarters of our money from donors giving less
than $1,000, while Mitt Romney’s campaign raised more than
three-quarters of its money from individuals giving $1,000 or
And, again, that’s not including the massive outside spending by
super PACs and front groups funneling up to an additional billion
dollars into ads trashing me, you, and everything we believe in.
We can be outspent and still win — but we can’t be outspent
10 to 1 and still win.
More than 2.2 million Americans have already chipped in for us,
and I’m so grateful for it. As we face this week’s fundraising deadline,
can you make a donation of $3 or more today:
Every donation you make today automatically enters you to join
Michelle and me for one of the last grassroots dinners of this
campaign — today is your last chance to get your name in.
These dinners represent how we do things differently. My opponent
spent this past weekend at a secretive retreat for the biggest
donors to both his campaign and the super PACs that support him.
I’ve got other responsibilities I’m attending to.
Donate today to stand for our kind of politics:
|Subject||Barack and I want to meet you next week|
|To||Paul W Kincaid|
Sarah Jessica Parker is a loving mom, an incredibly hard worker, and a great role model. She’s one of those people you can’t help but admire.
Barack and I are thrilled that we’re invited for an evening at her home in New York next week.
And I’m hoping you’ll be there, too, along with whoever you’d like to bring. Tonight at midnight is the deadline to enter.
Chip in $3 or whatever you can to this campaign, and you’ll be automatically entered to win — airfare and hotel included:
Thanks for all you do for Barack,
|Subject||Stand up and fight|
|To||Paul W Kincaid|
This election is about values.
It’s about what kind of people we are and what kind of country we want to build.
Mitt Romney and the Republicans believe in an America that says, “I’ve got mine, and the rest of you are on your own.”
We believe in an America that pays it forward — that puts the conditions in place so that the next kid can get ahead, and the kid after that, and the kid after that.
This is not a fight I’m willing to lose. It’s not a fight that President Obama is willing to lose. And I’m hoping this isn’t a fight you’re willing to lose, either.
The Republicans are raising money hand over fist to protect their vision for the future.
I’ve seen for myself in the Senate race in Massachusetts — the Republicans will do and say anything to win in November.
Election Day is 106 days away. If we don’t square our shoulders for this fight — and close the fundraising gap for Democrats across the country right now — it could be too late.
Help President Obama and the Democratic Party stand up and fight:
Thank you for being a part of this. We can’t afford to lose.
|Subject||They outraised us|
|To||Paul W Kincaid|
This week we learned Mitt Romney and the Republican Party outraised us in May, bringing in $76 million to our $60 million. And that deficit is even worse once you include the millions of dollars a few wealthy special interests and billionaires are pouring into super PACs and outside groups.
If you don’t want to read any further, I don’t blame you. Support Democrats today and help build our grassroots organization with a donation of $3 or more.
As Democrats, we aren’t counting on wealthy patrons to buy this election. We rely on millions of Americans stepping up to grow this organization and provide the resources to open field offices, organize on the ground, and push back against Adelson, the Koch brothers, and all the rest of these billionaires trying to use their money to control our future.
We’re counting on people like you — and that means we need everyone to step up if we’re going to win.
Let’s show what we can do. Donate $3 today to support Democrats:
Democratic National Committee
Soliciting, Accepting, or Receiving Contributions and Donations from Foreign Nationals
Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren and Brad Woodhouse are all saying the same thing – “We’re counting on people like you” – foreign nationals – ” if we’re going to win.” The US Federal Election Campaign Act explicitly prohibits knowingly soliciting, accepting or receiving contributions or donations from foreign nationals. In this context, “knowingly” means that a person:
- Has actual knowledge that the funds solicited, accepted, or received are from a foreign national;
- Is aware of facts that would lead a reasonable person to believe that the funds solicited, accepted, or received are likely to be from a foreign national;
- Is aware of facts that would lead a reasonable person to inquire whether the source of the funds solicited, accepted or received is a foreign national.
11 CFR 110.20(a)(4)(i), (ii) and (iii).
In 2010 Republican U.S. Representative Tom Delay was convicted of money laundering and conspiracy charges related to illegal campaign finance activities aimed at helping Republican candidates for Texas state office in the 2002 elections. Money laundering is the process of concealing the source of obtained money. Barack Obama is taking advantage of the Internet to illegally solicit campaign funding from foreign nationals. The campaign contributions of foreign nationals are intentionally concealed.
Other violations of the law by Barack Hussein Obama
Code of Federal Regulations or CFR – A codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
5 CFR 734.303 – Fundraising.
An employee may not knowingly:
5 CFR 734.306 – Participation in political activities while on duty, in uniform, in any room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties, or using a Federal vehicle.
(a) An employee may not participate in political activities subject to the provisions of subpart E of this part:
(1) While he or she is on duty;
(2) While he or she is wearing a uniform, badge, insignia, or other similar item that identifies the employing agency or instrumentality or the position of the employee;
(3) While he or she is in any room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties by an individual employed or holding office in the Government of the United States or any agency or instrumentality thereof; or
(4) While using a Government-owned or leased vehicle or while using a privately-owned vehicle in the discharge of official duties.
3 CFR 100.1 – Ethical conduct standards and financial disclosure regulations.
Employees of the Executive Office of the President are subject to the executive branch-wide standards of ethical conduct at 5 CFR part 2635, and the executive branch-wide financial disclosure regulations at 5 CFR part 2634.
Obama is repeating what fellow Democrats Bill Clinton and Al Gore did during the 1996 federal re-election. In late 1996, the US Justice Department investigated, indicted and secured the conviction of several fund-raisers of the Clinton/Gore re-election campaign team for illegally soliciting and obtaining donations from foreign nationals. It does not matter if Obama solicited and accepted $millions from a foreign state or $3 from a million foreign nationals, it is illegal.
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