Democrats and their allies in the media who are screaming “gotcha” and “impeachment” from the rooftops are horrible hypocrites.
Earlier today, former Trump attorney Michael Cohen was sentenced by a federal judge in Manhattan to three years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release for the eight counts brought by the U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York.
Those charges included campaign finance violations. Cohen will serve this term concurrently with a two-month sentence imposed for lying to Congress, a charge brought by the special counsel.
Michael Cohen’s campaign finance violation seems like small potatoes next to President Obama’s 2008 campaign violations—so, why is the press not bringing up how Obama’s campaign was able to skate after they paid a massive fine, and not a single person was prosecuted?
In January 2013, the Washington Post reported that President Obama’s campaign has agreed to pay a $375,000 fine to the Federal Election Commission, among the largest penalties in the agency’s history.
The fine was imposed after an audit of the campaign’s books showed that it failed to report the identities of donors who gave large checks in the weeks before the 2008 election, according to a copy of the agreement between the FEC and the president’s campaign.
The document shows that the Obama campaign failed to disclose the identities of donors responsible for $2 million in contributions in the weeks ahead of the election. The campaign also misreported the dates of $85 million in other contributions.
In addition, the Obama campaign also kept $1.3 million in contributions that were above the legal maximum allowed for a federal campaign, failing to return them within the 60 days required by law. The campaign kept almost $874,000 of those donations until the FEC discovered they were unlawful.