• U.S. election law prohibits foreign nationals from making those sorts of political contributions. But the donations Sheikh Mohammed Al Rahbani tried to send to Obama’s inaugural committee were funneled through a seasoned straw donor, the records and the AP analysis show.

    That intermediary, Imaad Zuberi, agreed this month to plead guilty to making illegal campaign contributions to several American political candidates on behalf of foreign nationals. He is also set to plead guilty to concealing his work as a foreign agent as he lobbied high-level U.S. government officials.

    The prosecution by the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles is the latest in a string of cases that highlight the prevalence of banned foreign money in American politics and the often lax approach campaigns take in vetting contributions.

    Zuberi, a jet-setting fundraiser and venture capitalist, has raised millions of dollars for Democrats and Republicans alike over the years. Prosecutors say he has worked on behalf of several foreigners, not just Rahbani.

    He served as a top fundraiser for both Obama and Hillary Clinton during their presidential runs, including stints on both of their campaign finance committees, before switching his support to President Donald Trump immediately after his 2016 victory, pumping nearly $1 million into the Republican’s inaugural committee.

    #SaudiArabia #Obama #CampaignFinance #HillaryClinton #Trump #DNC #RNC #TwoPartyOligarchy
    U.S. election law prohibits foreign nationals from making those sorts of political contributions. But the donations Sheikh Mohammed Al Rahbani tried to send to Obama’s inaugural committee were funneled through a seasoned straw donor, the records and the AP analysis show. That intermediary, Imaad Zuberi, agreed this month to plead guilty to making illegal campaign contributions to several American political candidates on behalf of foreign nationals. He is also set to plead guilty to concealing his work as a foreign agent as he lobbied high-level U.S. government officials. The prosecution by the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles is the latest in a string of cases that highlight the prevalence of banned foreign money in American politics and the often lax approach campaigns take in vetting contributions. Zuberi, a jet-setting fundraiser and venture capitalist, has raised millions of dollars for Democrats and Republicans alike over the years. Prosecutors say he has worked on behalf of several foreigners, not just Rahbani. He served as a top fundraiser for both Obama and Hillary Clinton during their presidential runs, including stints on both of their campaign finance committees, before switching his support to President Donald Trump immediately after his 2016 victory, pumping nearly $1 million into the Republican’s inaugural committee. #SaudiArabia #Obama #CampaignFinance #HillaryClinton #Trump #DNC #RNC #TwoPartyOligarchy
    AP Exclusive: Middleman helped Saudi give to Obama inaugural
    When President Barack Obama was reelected in 2012, a Saudi tycoon and his business associate sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to the U.S. to help pay for the inaugural celebration and get a...
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  • With broad bi-partisan support, the Pentagon announced a massive purchase of the practically useless F-35 fighter jets. The deeply troubled aircraft might not do much to actually defend this country, but the hundreds of billions spent on development and acquisition go a long way to feathering the nests of the well-connected military-industrial-Congressional-complex. This is the real crime, but all Washington supports it.

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    With broad bi-partisan support, the Pentagon announced a massive purchase of the practically useless F-35 fighter jets. The deeply troubled aircraft might not do much to actually defend this country, but the hundreds of billions spent on development and acquisition go a long way to feathering the nests of the well-connected military-industrial-Congressional-complex. This is the real crime, but all Washington supports it. #MilitarySpending #WarProfiteers #LockheedMartin #TwoPartyOligarchy #BiPartisanBoondoggle
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  • I’m running for president to take the Democratic Party back from those who continue to carry out the Hillary Doctrine of more regime change wars and escalating the new cold war, and instead lead with a new foreign policy that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people. #TwoPartyOligarchy #WarProfiteers
    I’m running for president to take the Democratic Party back from those who continue to carry out the Hillary Doctrine of more regime change wars and escalating the new cold war, and instead lead with a new foreign policy that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people. #TwoPartyOligarchy #WarProfiteers
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  • Hillary and her gang of rich, powerful elite are going after me to send a message to YOU: “shut up, toe the line, or we will destroy you.” But we, the people, will NOT be silenced. Join me in taking our Democratic Party back and leading a government of, by and for the people!‬ #TwoPartyOligarchy
    Hillary and her gang of rich, powerful elite are going after me to send a message to YOU: “shut up, toe the line, or we will destroy you.” But we, the people, will NOT be silenced. Join me in taking our Democratic Party back and leading a government of, by and for the people!‬ #TwoPartyOligarchy
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  • About Changemaker.Media
    Algorithmic suppression and censorship on social media platforms has become absurdly oppressive. Unless you're posting two-party partisan groupthink or divide & conquer divisiveness of some sort, the Algo Thought Police stomp your posts down. We have built and organized massive global movements using social media and now it is algorithmically designed to suppress any movement that is not...
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