Tuesday, September 30, 2008

No Controlling Legal Authority, Part 2?

The Barack of Obama has raised lots of money. More than 11,500 donations totaling nearly $34 Million were sent in from foreign countries. These donors could be American citizens living abroad making legal contributions, but it appears that the FEC can't tell because the Obama campaign didn't ask for the proper documentation. Expect the FEC investigation to find out that the Obama campaign took illegal foreign donations totaling millions of dollars. Expect that finding to be announced after inauguration day in 2009. Newsmax is on it:

And then there are the overseas donations — at least, the ones that we know about.
The FEC has compiled a separate database of potentially questionable overseas donations that contains more than 11,500 contributions totaling $33.8 million. More than 520 listed their “state” as “IR,” often an abbreviation for Iran. Another 63 listed it as “UK,” the United Kingdom.
More than 1,400 of the overseas entries clearly were U.S. diplomats or military personnel, who gave an APO address overseas. Their total contributions came to just $201,680.
But others came from places as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Beijing, Fallujah, Florence, Italy, and a wide selection of towns and cities in France.
Until recently, the Obama Web site allowed a contributor to select the country where he resided from the entire membership of the United Nations, including such friendly places as North Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran.