This sheds light on how Dems use minority front groups
Just more of the usual from the Clinton Crime Family.
If the Clintons did anything legally, their whole operation would probably collapse. This also sheds a little light on how the Dems use minority front groups to do their campaigning for them in exchange for lucrative payments.
Washington businessman Jeffrey E. Thompson, who pleaded guilty Monday to federal conspiracy charges in a case that has focused largely on D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s (D) 2010 campaign, told federal prosecutors that Clinton aide Minyon Moore asked him to fund pro-Clinton efforts in four states and Puerto Rico costing $608,750 during the hard-fought 2008 Democratic presidential primary campaign, the documents show.
Prosecutors said they had no evidence showing Clinton was aware of the efforts.
But Thompson, in his discussions with authorities, depicted Moore as playing a far more intimate role in the off-the-books campaign than was previously indicated — securing the money and helping guide the strategy by feeding internal campaign documents and receiving messages about the media coverage.
Court documents do not identify Moore by name, but she is referenced as “individual A,” according to people familiar with the investigation.
The new court filings, submitted as part of Thompson’s guilty plea, lay out internal e-mails and other details portraying Moore as a central player who asked Thompson to finance the operation and then provided him and White with internal campaign strategy.
Moore, who worked as a senior staffer for President Bill Clinton and went on to serve as chief executive of the Democratic National Committee, is close to both Clintons. She has been expected to play a significant role should Hillary Clinton decide to run for president in 2016.
The operation included members of the League of United Latin American Citizens, according to people familiar with the investigation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
What appeared to be genuine grass-roots activities by the Latino rights organization are instead portrayed in the court filings as part of an orchestrated campaign by Clinton’s allies, financed by huge sums of undisclosed money.
Thompson, for instance, paid LULAC $50,000 to file a lawsuit in Texas, challenging the state’s process for choosing Democratic presidential delegates, the court papers say.
The documents also say that Thompson arranged for $150,000 to be transferred to LULAC to transport and lodge activists holding a protest in Washington, recording the payment as a charitable donation, according to the court papers.
Later that month, LULAC bused demonstrators from Florida to Washington, where they protested in front of the Democratic National Committee headquarters over the party’s decision not to seat the state’s delegates.
Glenda O’Laughlin, 71, who took part in the demonstration, said participants were given a free bus trip to Washington and a free night’s stay at a hotel in Virginia before they were taken into the city and deposited in front of the DNC.
Ginny Terzano, a spokeswoman for Moore’s consulting firm, Dewey Square Group, declined to make Moore available for comment.