Monday, October 29, 2012

Mysterious Docs Found in Meth House Reveal Inner Workings of Dark Money Group

Probably one more reason the Repugs want to defund PBS. Very interesting.


The boxes landed in the office of Montana investigators in March 2011.

Found in a meth house in Colorado, they were somewhat of a mystery, holding files on 23 conservative candidates in state races in Montana. They were filled with candidate surveys and mailers that said they were paid for by campaigns, and fliers and bank records from outside spending groups. One folder was labeled “Montana $ Bomb.”

The documents pointed to one outside group pulling the candidates’ strings: a social welfare nonprofit called Western Tradition Partnership, or WTP.

Trevor Potter, a former federal election commissioner who now runs the Campaign Legal Center, a watchdog group that advocates for more restrictions on money in politics, reviewed the documents found in the boxes.

“This is the sort of information that is, in fact, campaign strategy, campaign plans that candidates cannot share with an outside group without making it coordinated,” Potter said.

“You need to know more, but certainly if I were back in my FEC days as a commissioner, I would say we had grounds to proceed with an investigation and put people under oath and show them these documents, and ask where they came from and where they were.”
I would say any podunk District Attorney worth his salt would do the same, but alas, many of them are Repugs.

Go read this. The crux of the biscuit is one of the "comments":

Even with all that money they still have to resort to cheating the process.

That's because they want to rule with ideas that stink like the inside of a meth house and are many times as dangerous.

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