Foreign Money in American Politics?

Foreign Money in American Politics?
Some Say Supreme Court's Decision in Citizens United Case Has Opened New Path
By MATTHEW MOSK
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/foreign-money-american-politics/story?id=9...
Jan. 24, 2010 —
Some election lawyers believe that last week's landmark U.S. Supreme Court opinion may have opened a new avenue for foreign money to enter the American political system, and that the justices are inviting a repeat of the 1996 Chinese money scandal that bloodied the Clinton administration.

Thursday's opinion in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts on political commercialson the grounds that corporations should be treated just like individuals when it comes to First Amendment rights.

The problem, former Federal Election Commission Chairman Scott Thomas told ABC News, is that it's much tougher to determine whether foreign money is behind a political ad when the check is cut by a multi-national corporation.

"There are unfortunately lots of examples where foreign businesses or governments have tried to route money through U.S. subsidiaries and into party coffers," Thomas said. "Now we're permitting businesses to get involved directly in advocacy messaging. There will have to be a lot more scrutiny on the question of whether the money is coming from a foreign source, and whether it can be constrained."

Under current law, foreign nationals cannot donate to political candidates or pay for campaign ads. Concerns that other countries might try to influence American elections are not merely academic. In the late 1990s the Justice Department and congressional investigators uncovered efforts by foreign donors to infiltrate the American political system through donations to the Democratic Party under Bill Clinton. Among those implicated was Johnny Chung, a Clinton fund-raiser who told Federal investigators that a large part of the nearly $100,000 he gave the Democrats in the 1996 campaign came from China. According to published reports, Democrats had to return another $1.6 million brought in by another prominent Clinton money man, John Huang, after questions were raised about the source of the funds. "It would be a very serious matter for the United States if any country were to attempt to funnel funds to one of our political parties for any reason whatsoever,'' President Clinton said at the time. (MORE)
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Oh the irony.....

for the last *looks at watch* ..nine yrears...the left has been screaming from the mountain tops: THE BILL OF RIGHTS APPLIES TO NON CITIZENS....

Well dumbass...that would include the 1st amendment wouldnt it....

DOH'

Not only that...you post an article that confirms once again...CLINTON TOOK CHINESE MONEY.

And the cherry on top...the article admits:

Quote:
Under current law, foreign nationals cannot donate to political candidates or pay for campaign ads.

So once again...you got nuttin...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Take your Ritalin and understand if you settle down and read what I post maybe you will understand that I'm not some flaming leftist. I do not support Bill Clinton. Never voted for the bum. I've posted that. I've written many a letter to the Blade about my dislike of Bill Clinton. So Zitgeist take your meds!

"Money for nothing and the chicks are free"
-Bill Clinton

Statements made are the opinion of the writer who is exercising his first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and are generally permitted.

Yet you cannot erase supporting democrats at every turn...year in year out.....still doing it..

Once again dodging the obvious to anyone who was listening...

The left has claimed for the last 9 years that the bill of rights applies to foreign nationals OUTside the United States...

Ofcorse the rights supported...where for terrorists...not those filthy scumbag BUSINESSMEN...

so which is it?

The bill of rights applies to non citizens outside the united states?

or it does not?

Gonna switch a canoe midstream?

The 1st article on that bill of rights is freedom of speech...

BTW the article you posted also says quite plainly...

Under current law, foreign nationals cannot donate to political candidates or pay for campaign ads

So what you and the rest of liberaldom are crying about ISNT EVEN TRUE....

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

But your union dues did.

MikeyA

Oh he's lying ofcorse(liberal)...he might not support him now...but you can bet your ass he did then...

Most likely went from like this:

NO HE DIDNT HAVE SEX

To

A BJ ISNT SEX

To

EVERYONE DOES IT...

To

OK WE ADMIT HE IS A SCUMBAG

And back to

LOOK WHAT GOOD HE'S DOING FOR HAITI...

If fact...he dislikes clinton so much...he spams this site with anti-clinton stuff all the time...fer sure dude..

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

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