Is Obama campaign cash quashing eligibility suits?

United States
April 23, 2009 3:56pm CST
FEC shows more than $1 million paid to top law firm since election! If so is this legal? Is money available after the campaign is over to be spent how ever the recipient wishes? According to Federal Election Commission records, Obama For America paid $688,316.42 to international law firm Perkins Coie between January and March 2009. FEC's Obama For America 2009 April quarterly report, disbursements by payee SEE LINK FOR REPORT: http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=95772 The campaign also compensated Perkins Coie for legal services between Oct. 16, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2008 – to the tune of $378,375.52. Robert Bauer of Perkins Coie – top lawyer for Obama, Obama's presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee and Obama's Organizing for America – is the same Washington, D.C., lawyer defending President Obama in lawsuits challenging his eligibility to be president.
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
24 Apr 09
Well, in theory Obama could spend his own millions on this, because he is a multi-millionaire. But my guess is that campaign funds are used for this. Didn't he raise over $2 billion? And the question of his eligibility to run and be our president is part of the campaign, which is ongoing since he wants to be re-elected. The campaign fund rules have so many loopholes I'm sure they'll find a way to attribute the money for the legal defense of this issue. Even if it's not his own and not the campaign money, it doesn't stop others to pay for his legal defense. Obama doesn't seem to like to use his own funds for anything anyway. I heard a rumor that their house in Chicago is not in their name either. There are a lot of people, institutions, organizations, which have a great interest in keeping him in office. Contributing to a defense fund would be perfectly legal and outside the restrictions of campaign fund rules. Alas, we might never know who is footing the bill. They have been less than forthcoming with their campaign donation records, partly because they raised money through so many venues, it's hard to reconcile. Last I heard they were still trying to figure out possible double donations which would go above the legal limit etc. If it's a separate defense fund footing the legal bills, it will be even harder to figure out where all the money came from and was funneled through to hide the source. Maybe the Saudi King is paying for it, which would explain Obama's deep bow;)
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• United States
24 Apr 09
There are so many layers of crap covering and distorting all the questions we have on Obama that I doubt if we will ever get a straight answer. You could be right about the deep bow and all the a$$ kissing he gives to Islamic leaders they all contributed to his funds as they wanted an empty suited robot in place to do their bidding against the USA.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
24 Apr 09
I doubt if this is legal. It makes me wonder if Obama is not really an American born citizen and he is using his power and the race card, etc. to topple all contenders. It seems to me that America is going deep into facism. I hope that someone will find out the truth. I doubt that if there was a doubt that any other candidate had won and they were suspected of being born somewhere else that there would no law firm stopping others from proving that fact. I wonder what Obama's reasons are. Is he want to be greater then God in that he can do no wrong? Is he a puppet? Was he put in to destroy America? I hope you do not have to wait four years to find out.
• United States
24 Apr 09
..."Is he a puppet? Was he put in to destroy America? ..." I absolutely think the answer is YES! I honestly believe he is being used by the people who supplied the millions of dollars in foreign campaign donations. Which was supposed to be investigated but once again has fizzled out leaving many questions unanswered.
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@matersfish (6311)
• United States
23 Apr 09
I just want to add something right quick that is kind of unrelated. As far as I know, the fight to see Obama's records is still on. He's still paying lawyers insane amounts of money (not "his" money to boot) to defend him. But George Soros from a website and a featherweight Congressman asks that Bush Co. be nailed to the wall for "torture" and Obama instantly caves in and released secret memos that may - regardless of what the left says - compromise our national security? How does this make sense? In what world? Obama seems to be willing to hand over anything of anyone's lest it's his.
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• United States
24 Apr 09
You are so right! Obama keeps any info on himself shrouded by a very murky veil.
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
23 Apr 09
I will have to do more research on this, but I do not think that he can use campaign money on personal issues. He was allowed to help Hillary with her campaign debts. But this is not a campaign debt, this is a fraud issue. He is supposed to turn that money over to a campaign fund which pays off all campaign debts and then is held in like a trust fund for future campaign issues. Not personal issues. Shalom~Adoniah
• United States
24 Apr 09
I was also under the impression that these funds were under some type of control as to how they could be used.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
24 Apr 09
I tell ya one thing seems like he hasnt really done one thing legal
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@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
23 Apr 09
I would imagine that he is free to do what he wants to do with the money. After all, who would have the control of it and who would have authority to override him. It is probaly set up so that he is within his rights. I am not sure but I dont see where else it would go or who would have authority to take it. What do you think?
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
23 Apr 09
There are very stringent laws that govern what is to be done with campaign contributions before during and after an election. You cannot use them for anything else except campaign issues. These legal issues do not have anything to do with him running a campaign. Shalom
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