October 21, 2012
CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: New York Post: Obama campaign accepted foreign Web donations — and may be hiding more. “The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law — and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges. Chris Walker, a British citizen who lives outside London, told The Post he was able to make two $5 donations to President Obama’s campaign this month through its Web site while a similar attempt to give Mitt Romney cash was rejected. It is illegal to knowingly solicit or accept money from foreign citizens. . . . The Obama campaign’s apparent lack of safeguards makes it possible to violate the law, says a report released by the Government Accountability Institute, a Florida-based watchdog group. The report found that one Obama site — Obama.com — gets almost half of its traffic from foreign computer addresses. The site directs users to an Obama donation page.”
This is an old story in the blogosphere, but it’s nice to see it getting some mainstream media attention. Of course, if he were a Republican, this would be a national scandal of the first order. But then, so would Benghazi, Solyndra, etc., etc., etc. . . .