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Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:00 PM

 

Strike Three: Feds Catch Bernie with $10 Million in Mystery Campaign Donations

This is becoming a monthly event.

For the third time this year, the Federal Election Commission has served notice to the campaign of Sen. Sanders for making a mess of their [campaign] financial house. In the last two notices, the FEC noted over-limit and potentially illegal foreign contributions to the campaign, both with warnings of an audit.

But those egregious violation seem like typographical errors compared to the newest FEC notice to the Sanders campaign. The regulators have spotted more than $10 million that snuck into Sanders' campaign coffers from with no apparent accounting as to what it came from. Ten. Million. Dollars.

FEC's notice addresses Sanders' July 2015 campaign report, in which the campaign accounted for $3 million in individual, itemized contributions, but his full filing shows total itemized contributions of well over $13 million.


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Reply Strike Three: Feds Catch Bernie with $10 Million in Mystery Campaign Donations (Original post)
seabeyond Apr 2016 OP
tonedevil Apr 2016 #1
Joe the Revelator Apr 2016 #2
villager Apr 2016 #4
seabeyond Apr 2016 #7
Joe the Revelator Apr 2016 #10
seabeyond Apr 2016 #11
Joe the Revelator Apr 2016 #12
seabeyond Apr 2016 #15
Joe the Revelator Apr 2016 #22
seabeyond Apr 2016 #40
Joe the Revelator Apr 2016 #50
seabeyond Apr 2016 #51
Joe the Revelator Apr 2016 #52
seabeyond Apr 2016 #58
villager Apr 2016 #18
seabeyond Apr 2016 #19
villager Apr 2016 #20
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #25
bvf Apr 2016 #36
seabeyond Apr 2016 #41
bvf Apr 2016 #62
Gomez163 Apr 2016 #57
Viva_La_Revolution Apr 2016 #14
Gomez163 Apr 2016 #55
Wilms Apr 2016 #6
RandySF Apr 2016 #3
SidDithers Apr 2016 #5
Hortensis Apr 2016 #9
Logical Apr 2016 #39
Gregorian Apr 2016 #8
mhatrw Apr 2016 #13
Autumn Apr 2016 #16
seabeyond Apr 2016 #17
Autumn Apr 2016 #23
seabeyond Apr 2016 #42
Autumn Apr 2016 #59
Cha Apr 2016 #21
panader0 Apr 2016 #26
seabeyond Apr 2016 #43
Cha Apr 2016 #61
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #24
wendylaroux Apr 2016 #28
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #30
wendylaroux Apr 2016 #37
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #45
wendylaroux Apr 2016 #47
JackRiddler Apr 2016 #46
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #48
JackRiddler Apr 2016 #49
MrMickeysMom Apr 2016 #54
beam me up scottie Apr 2016 #56
Dyedinthewoolliberal Apr 2016 #27
Punkingal Apr 2016 #29
Cha Apr 2016 #31
giftedgirl77 Apr 2016 #32
frylock Apr 2016 #33
angrychair Apr 2016 #34
NurseJackie Apr 2016 #35
Logical Apr 2016 #38
reddread Apr 2016 #44
MrMickeysMom Apr 2016 #53
felix_numinous Apr 2016 #60

Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:02 PM

1. Call in...

 

the FBI.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:02 PM

2. What is 'The People's View'? They seem mildly obsessed... nt

 

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:04 PM

4. They're a rightwing blog that's often linked to, here... Not an actual news source. nt

 

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Response to villager (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:07 PM

7. No they are not.

 

The People's View is primarily a political blog, focused on pragmatic solutions to real problems and progressive analysis. We are a community that values solutions over ideological checkboxes, and we are a sanctuary for those who wish to pursue progressive discussion of politics to improve lives.

The word "view" in the name of this site is not meant to define "opinion." For any blog or blogger to claim to represent "the people's" opinion would be foolish. The word view here is view as in a "bird's eye view" - in other words, perspective. Our goal is to analyze issues with the primary perspective of how totalities policies affect ordinary people, and what it means from that view, or perspective.

This blog is devoted to examining issues from a liberal perspective, on factual bases and on fair analysis. This site is also deeply zealous about liberal Democratic activism. At The People's View, we are committed to giving readers as much additional resources (mostly via links) as possible to educate as well as activate. The People's View is also a public policy blog for reasoned debate and discussion.

We are by and large a band of writers who do this as a labor of love, we have no outside funding or affiliation, none of our writers are paid, and most of us have day jobs not connected to TPV. In fact, aside from occasional donations from individuals using the Donate button on our site and a slight Google Adsense ad revenue, we generate no revenue at all. You can support this rag tag operation put together and maintained by individual initiative and blossomed by our core group of writers, you can make a donation here.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:13 PM

10. So, basically it's an anti-Sanders blog written by a non-journalist.

 

Awesome. Keep up the good work.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:14 PM

11. I dunno, but they are not RW. Right?

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:15 PM

12. Depends on how you feel about third way democrats...;)

 

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #12)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:23 PM

15. mmmm. Anyone you disagree with or does not say what you want... Third way. Old.

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:34 PM

22. Are you trying to say that the Clinton's aren't third way??

 

Come on now.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:23 PM

40. Clinton is within the top 15% most liberal in congress.

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #40)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:35 PM

50. Are you saying that the Clinton's aren't third way?

 

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #50)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:38 PM

51. I thought it clear what I was saying. Clinton is the top 15% of liberal in the congress. Not clear

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #51)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:39 PM

52. Its a simple question. Are the Clinton's third way?

 

Yes or no. Don't imply shit. Own a answer.

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #52)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:44 PM

58. I have heard so many definitions of third, and used as a tool and weapon. I am saying, Clinton is

 

in the top 15% of most liberal.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:31 PM

18. Ah, okay, it's a *center*-right non-news source, then.

 

Amended.

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Response to villager (Reply #18)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:31 PM

19. No, it isn't.

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:32 PM

20. Yes, actually. It is.

 

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Response to villager (Reply #20)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:38 PM

25. Yep, that troll hates progressives so much he's unhinged.

His screeds about Bernie are disturbing, makes you wonder what his problem is. So glad he can't post here anymore. SpamDan should get a job and move out of his mom's basement, maybe a little perspective will help him get out of the bubble.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:20 PM

36. It must be exactly what they say it is,

 

because everybody knows that even the slightest coloring of truth on the internet is strictly prohibited.

Ask anyone.

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Response to bvf (Reply #36)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:24 PM

41. Hmmmm. I am not much of a follower.

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #41)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 11:09 PM

62. What *are* you much of?

 

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:43 PM

57. One of the writers is root less e who is an Obama apologist

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:22 PM

14. the one written by banned duers. we remember

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Response to villager (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:41 PM

55. Obama bot blog

 

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Response to Joe the Revelator (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:06 PM

6. A banned DUer posting from his bedroom.

 

"SpamDan" Chakrabarti from "The Sheeple's Spew".



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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:02 PM

3. I guess their accountants are straight out of high school, too.

I smell a fine coming.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:06 PM

5. What a Mickey Mouse campaign they're running...

Devine and Weaver just aren't ready for Prime Time.

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:09 PM

9. Unreported $10M seems more than just "mickey-mousing."

That's real money, even from several donors not likely to be checks forgotten in a drawer. Who gave it and why not report it?

Hiding damaging financial information from the public until after voting is over is a too-common political tactic, especially among GOP candidates.

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:21 PM

39. Classy as usual Sid. nt

 

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:09 PM

8. He's printing it in his basement.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:18 PM

13. complete and utter bullshit

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Response to mhatrw (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:27 PM

16. It's the peoplesspew, a site owned by a banned DU troll.

it's a bullshit spewing magic fountain.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:30 PM

17. Are you saying the Federal Govt is picking on Sanders or lying? Really? Lol.

 

http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/542/201603300300040542/201603300300040542.pdf

March 31, 2016
SUSAN JACKSON, TREASURER
BERNIE 2016
PO BOX 905
BURLINGTON, VT 05402

IDENTIFICATION NUMBER: C00577130

REFERENCE: JULY QUARTERLY REPORT (04/01/2015 - 06/30/2015)

Dear Treasurer:
Response Due Date
05/04/2016
This letter is prompted by the Commission's preliminary review of the report referenced
above. This notice requests information essential to full public disclosure of your
federal election campaign finances. Failure to adequately respond by the response
date noted above could result in an audit or enforcement action. Additional
information is needed for the following 1 item(s):
- Line 17(a)(i) of the Detailed Summary Page of your report discloses a total of
$3,279,505.25 in contributions from individuals. The sum of the entries
itemized on Schedule A-P, however, indicates the total to be $13,745,417.64.
These amounts should be the same. Please amend your report to clarify the
discrepancy. (11 CFR § 104.3(a) and (b))
Please note, you will not receive an additional notice from the Commission on this
matter. Adequate responses must be received by the Commission on or before the due
date noted above to be taken into consideration in determining whether audit action will
be initiated. Failure to comply with the provisions of the Act may also result in an
enforcement action against the committee. Any response submitted by your committee
will be placed on the public record and will be considered by the Commission prior to
taking enforcement action. Requests for extensions of time in which to respond will
not be considered.
Electronic filers must file amendments (to include statements, designations and reports)
in an electronic format and must submit an amended report in its entirety, rather than
just those portions of the report that are being amended. If you should have any
questions regarding this matter or wish to verify the adequacy of your response, please
contact me on our toll-free number (800) 424-9530 (at the prompt press 5 to reach the
Reports Analysis Division) or my local number (202) 694-1166.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:34 PM

23. I believe that you know how to read. Please read what I said in my post again

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Response to Autumn (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:24 PM

42. Facts be facts Autumn.

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #42)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:51 PM

59. Try reading my post again sea. Reading be reading sea, it's not a new learned skill.

Here is a hint to help you sea, look for these letters F e d e r a l G o v t. Check to see if those letters, in that order are in my post . If you do see those letters, in that order you are looking at the the wrong post . I did not write those letters in my post, in that order. Again, that is not my post you are reading if you see those letters.

My post was about the peoplespew a blog owned by a nasty banned DUer.

That's the facts sea

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:33 PM

21. Boooom! Mahalo seabeyond~

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Response to Cha (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:39 PM

26. This guy was banned by DU.

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Response to Cha (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:25 PM

43. Hey woman... aren't you looking all that. Nt

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #43)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 10:07 PM

61. Hey!

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:35 PM

24. SpamDan again? Which internet troll is going to weigh in next, iwishiwassmarterpants?



One of the best bans of a troll ever, thanks Skinner!

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #24)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:41 PM

28. wow!

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Response to wendylaroux (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:43 PM

30. Someday Spamdan will move out of mom's basement and get a life.

Maybe when he grows up he can work for Brock.

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #30)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:20 PM

37. I love hearing tidbits like this. Being pretty new.

thank you!

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Response to wendylaroux (Reply #37)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:27 PM

45. My pleasure! Check it out, he was taken apart by DUers in this thread:

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #45)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:29 PM

47. Ooooh delicious!! thanks again!

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #24)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:28 PM

46. What was his real username, since he's banned?

 

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #48)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:31 PM

49. Oh well, I was hoping someone else. ;-)=

 

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Response to beam me up scottie (Reply #24)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:40 PM

54. DIdn't take long to sniff that one out!

P.U.

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #54)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:42 PM

56. Trolls do tend to get pretty ripe, the nose knows!


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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:41 PM

27. Hell, I don't even care who wins

as long as it's not an R and this smells like dirty tricks to me..........someone needs to give the article the sniff test.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:42 PM

29. This is a big deal, but Hillary being investigated by the FBI is nothing.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:52 PM

31. KICK!

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 06:56 PM

32. Lololol, considering how fucked up his campaign finances are

 

it's no wonder he's hesitant about turning over his taxes.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:06 PM

33. The People Spew

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:14 PM

34. It's just an accounting glitch

Sanders campaign started April 30. In this Politico story, the campaign stated they had raised $13.7 million from April 30th to June 30.

"76 percent of the Vermont senator’s donations were $200 or less, amounting to just under $10.5 million of the $13.7 his campaign raised through the end of June.
The $15.2 million comes from a transfer of $1.5 million from his Senate campaign committee.

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/bernie-sanders-campaign-finance-fec-15-million-2016-120164

There were several stories and campaign announcements regarding the amount that matches the report:
http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/02/politics/bernie-sanders-fundraising/

Campaign Finance Institute has two charts that support the reported numbers:
Here: http://www.cfinst.org/pdf/federal/president/2016/Table1_Rec-Cash.pdf

And here:
http://www.cfinst.org/pdf/federal/president/2016/Table2_Individual%20Donors.pdf


At the end of the day, nothing "mysterious" but a staffer making a mistake in the paperwork.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:18 PM

35. Amateurs.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:20 PM

38. Sea is always amusing. nt

 

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:25 PM

44. lol.net

 

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 07:39 PM

53. Yeah, I see you got this - the self-described "pragmatic" blog... Hmmmm

The Prag-Prog Circle:

Organizing for Action
Pragmatic Obots Unite
The Obama Diary
Norbrook's Blog
PoliticusUSA
Booman Tribune
The Grio
Smartypants
3 Chics Politico
The PCTC* Blog
Balloon Juice
Eclectablog
Other great sites:

Colorlines
Maddow Blog


There's a theme here you get when clicking each on of those links. Primarily, they're very pro-Obama based people who love to trash Bernie Sanders.

Well... LOOK AT YOU! That's so nice.

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Response to seabeyond (Original post)

Tue Apr 5, 2016, 08:17 PM

60. He's answered everything so far

accused of him, so I can wait. He has earned this much trust.

You are right to ask every question, satisfy every curiosity, we want transparency for everyone.

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