Nothing to see here. Just business as usual in Clintonworld, where the business was money, by any means. Meanwhile for the media, the real story is Trump.
A lobbyist known for his ties to the inner circle of President Donald Trump has been indicted on campaign finance charges for allegedly using straw donors to conceal contributions to Trump’s 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton, the Justice Department revealed on Tuesday.
I like how Politico leads a story about Nader being indicted over Clinton campaign donations by first linking him to Trump. It’s that brand of fair and objective reporting that makes so many Americans trust the media.
Nader embarked on the scheme in a bid to gain influence in Clinton’s circle while reporting to a foreign official, according to the Justice Department.
If only there had been some sort of FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s ties to foreign interests.
Among his alleged co-conspirators is Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja, the CEO of a payments processing company, according to the Justice Department news release announcing the unsealing of the indictment, which was made by a grand jury in the District of Columbia.
Nader conspired with Khawaja to secretly fund $3.5 million in donations that were made in the name of Khawaja, his wife and his firm, Allied Wallet Inc., according to the indictment.
Meanwhile the article mentions Trump 10 times and Clinton 7 times. It also buries the lede.
In July, Nader pleaded not guilty to unrelated charges of importing child pornography and traveling with a minor to engage in sexual activity. Nader pleaded guilty to other federal child pornography charges in 1991. A lawyer for Nader, Jonathan Jeffress, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
I wonder why readers had to wait until the final paragraph to learn that the story is about a pedophile.