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Clinton donors showered FBI director’s wife with money

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign staff funded the state senate campaign of Jill McCabe, the wife of Andrew McCabe, FBI deputy director involved in the investigation into Clinton’s alleged criminal email practices.

Published: November 8, 2016, 8:18 am

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    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Clinton surrogate, donated the money via his “political action committee”. The Wall Street Journal first uncovered the donations from Common Good VA, McAuliffe’s outfit, to McCabe’s Virginia state senate campaign in 2015.

    McAuliffe contributed a massive $467,500 to McCabe’s campaign through his PAC, making her the third-largest recipient of contributions from McAuliffe in 2015.

    The Virginia Democratic Party provided an additional $207,788 to McCabe, the Wall Street Journal reported. And McAuliffe was not the only Clinton backer to contribute to McCabe’s campaign.

    Another four top Clinton surrogates gave McCabe more than $130,000.

    Fredrick D. Schaufeld, an investment banker and venture capitalist, sits on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Committee. He raised or contributed at least $100,000 for Hillary for America, the Hillary Victory Fund, the Hillary Action Fund, or a combination of those three entities to earn a seat at the committee table. Schaufeld contributed $65,332 to McCabe’s campaign, public records shows.

    Schaufeld was the fourth largest donor to McCabe’s campaign behind only McAuliffe’s PAC, the Democratic Party of Virginia, and Planned Parenthood’s Virginia affiliate. McCabe was the top recipient of campaign cash from Schaufeld last year.

    Karen Schaufeld, Fredrick’s wife, contributed $10,849 to McCabe in October.

    Sonjia Smith, who sits on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Committee alongside her husband Michael Bills, donated $45,000 to McCabe’s campaign. Smith was the fifth largest donor to McCabe, just shy of Fredrick Shaufeld, while Smith’s husband, Bills, donated $15,000 to McCabe in August 2015.

    In all, McCabe raised $1.6 million for her unsuccessful Virginia state senate race.

    A spokesman for McAuliffe told the Wall Street Journal the governor supported McCabe’s campaign “because she would make a good state senator”. He denied that he donated to her campaign in order to influence her husband’s behavior at the FBI. McAuliffe called the accusations “ridiculous.”

    “Any insinuation that his support was tied to anything other than his desire to elect candidates who would help pass his agenda is ridiculous,” a spokesman said.

    None of the Clinton surrogates responded to requests by the FreeBeacon for comment.

    The FBI had annouced earlier that a review of 650 000 emails discovered on a laptop belonging to suspected pedophile Anthony Weiner had reinforced a July 5 decision not to prosecute Clinton.

    Donald Trump blasted the FBI’s director on Sunday night, telling supporters in Michigan that he rejected the bureau’s latest move to exonerate Hillary Clinton, calling the system “rigged”.

    Meanwhile leaked funding documents have revealed an massive effort by George Soros and his foundations to manipulate election laws and process rules ahead of the US election, PJ Media reported.

    These Soros-funded efforts involved dozens of 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) charities.

    The billionaire and convicted felon moved hundreds of millions of dollars into mostly secret efforts to change election laws, fuel litigation to attack election integrity measures and promote public narratives to scare racial minority groups about voting rights.

    Soros specifically targeted voter mobilization efforts of racial minority groups that exhibit racially polarized voting patterns in support of Democrats.

    “George Soros has authorized US Programs to propose a budget of $320 million over two years, with the understanding that the annual budget for US Programs will be $150 million beginning in 2013.”

    The purpose of the expansion was to expand funding for Democratic voter engagement in order to catalyze participation from African-American, Latino, immigrant, and youth communities in particular. The increase in the Transparency and Integrity Fund was to garner support for election reform, judicial meddling and advocacy masked as journalism.

    The leaked funding documents also reveal deliberate and successful efforts to manipulate media coverage of election issues in mainstream media outlets like the The New York Times.

    Both US presidential candidates are planning today to watch the election results from New York, which means the city will have its largest deployment of police forces to date.

    More than 5 000 police officers will be deployed in the city. Several streets will be closed off in residential areas from where Clinton and Trump plan to watch the live broadcasts.

    Clinton will attend an election-night function near the Hudson River, while Trump will be at the Hilton Hotel in Manhattan.

    Tighter security measures come amid threats by al-Qaeda to launch attacks on election day in New York, Texas and Virginia.

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