Clinton Campaign Group Fined

If this involved anyone other than Hillary, there would be a loud and clear call for a widespread investigation into her fund raising efforts. But alas, it is Hillary, and as such, this will get swept under the rug.

A campaign fundraising group for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to a $35,000 fine for underreporting thousands of dollars spent on a lavish Hollywood fundraiser in 2000, the man who bankrolled the event said.

The organization, New York Senate 2000, agreed to a federal finding that it failed to report $721,895 spent on the fundraiser to boost the former first lady’s campaign for Senate, according to paperwork provided by Peter F. Paul, who helped finance the star-studded gala that drew Cher, Diana Ross, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.

Paul filed the initial complaint that led to the investigation, and on Thursday provided a copy of a signed agreement between New York Senate 2000 and the Federal Election Commission.

An FEC spokeswoman said no documents had been filed publicly and declined comment. Marc Elias, a lawyer for the Clinton campaign group, did not immediately return calls for comment.

Let the sweeping begin.

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