FEC Rejects Democrats' Plan To Target Drudge, Breitbart

Tyler Durden's picture

The efforts of top Federal Election Commission Democrat, Ellen Weintraub, to demand an inquisition into the potential coordination with Russians of conservative news outlets like Infowars, Breitbart and the Drudge Report, have been dashed as The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has declined her proposal, stating it "cannot support proposals that would burden the free speech rights of American citizens based on incomplete information about foreign activities in the 2016 election."

As Breitbart's Colin Madine writes, the FEC has declined to consider new rulemaking over alleged foreign influence in the 2016 presidential election that could target conservative media including InfoWars and Breitbart News. In a statement released by Vice Chair Caroline Hunter and Commissioners Lee Goodman and Matthew Petersen, the members state they “cannot support proposals that would burden the free speech rights of American citizens based on incomplete information about foreign activities in the 2016  election.”

They further describe Weintraub’s proposal as one that would “‘blunt’ the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizen’s United.” In the opinion of three members who wrote the statement, there is no information currently showing that the FEC’s existing rules that prohibit foreign involvement in U.S. elections are “inadequate to detect, enforce, and punish violations.”

The statement was released by the three Republicans serving as FEC commissioners. Weintraub and Democrat Steven Walther are the other two current members, meaning there is at least a 3-2 majority in the Republicans favor on this issue.

The FEC commissioners acknowledge in their statement that a number of government agencies are currently investigating alleged foreign interference, and address the FEC’s role, specifically noting the importance of not taking a position of political bias:

The Federal Election Commission should cooperate with these other agencies while maintaining necessary confidentiality and decorum in our own processes. 


We must resist any efforts to politicize or compromise the integrity of this agency’s enforcement process or the investigations of other agencies, for the subject matter at issue implicates profoundly important national security and foreign policy interests of the United States.

At least in the case of the FEC, leftists seem to be back to square one in their efforts to shut down conservative media.

Read their entire statement below:

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Hopeless for Change's picture

Dems are just angry monkeys hurling feces

Looney's picture


I voted for Trump only because the Libtards promised to leave the country en masse.

Why the fuck are they still here?   ;-)


Peter41's picture

Right, especially that harridan hack, Lena Dunham. I thought that tatooed POS would have been on the next plane to Cuba after November 8th. I guess even Cuba didn't want "her."

froze25's picture

Liberals never keep their word if it doesn't work in their favor.  Honor isn't in their vocabulary but Walnut Sauce,  Succulent Hotdogs and Spirit Cooking are.

847328_3527's picture

DNC = Lying Hateful People

Soul Glow's picture

To celebrate our rights of free speech and our other god given rights I'd like to take a moment to remember an American hero, Lavoy Finicum.  We have been hearing so much about blacks getting shot by police but LaVoy's death somehow gets overlooked.  He was protecting our rights, was unarmed, and was gunned down as he moved away from women and passengers in his truck as they were all being shot at to make sure the others were safe.  He should never be forgotten.  Here is the first clip I can find of him at the refuge.

LaVoy Finicum Arrives at Malhuer-


goober's picture

And it is all ongoing today !    http://www.downtoearththinking.com/the-nevada-kangaroo-court-of-injustic...

The video of the BLM burning out ranchers, killing cattle and destroying property is disgusting and of cousre PRAVDA/MSM will never show it !


Most out there have no idea what really happened or why ?

MalteseFalcon's picture

The Democraps and neocons are cornered.

They keep searching for a blockbuster to get them out.

Forecast is for volatility.

robertsgt40's picture

We are witnessing a tribal meltdown of epic proportions.  Gotta love it.

wildbad's picture

so who is the lucky duck shoe-in running for Weintraub's post?

easy slide into home.

Arnold's picture

She, Lena , is from some universe, far, far away and it makes it tough to repatriate.

Vageling's picture

Because nobody wants them? Because they thought they mattered and they could bluff?

Sorry bud, your stuck with your trash.

Edit: I saw the shia lafool fell deep. Being the arrogant libtard raycist he is. Keeps getting arrested. The muppet that he is. Take another shot off libtard, you fucker and OD already.

Peacefulwarrior's picture

These Fuckers need to get to work passing legislation that will create some form of "Real Growth" numbers or the only thing they will have left to complain about is how to avoid mobs with pitchforks.

Peacefulwarrior's picture

In fact with so much money parked in Term deposits etc. in this new Age of Distortion, get Schwartzman to get it off the sidelines with an even greater return than the FED window can create and put it into projects that at the very least provide temporary growth drivers! The FED and CB's really do need to raise interest rates to save pensions etc. and they need any form of inflation to help even if it's manufactured by Private Equity.

Akzed's picture

These Fuckers need to get to work passing legislation

They are, they are!


Here are 24 Republicans who voted to have Uncle Sam pay for transgender surgeries & hormone therapy
goober's picture

This guy says it exactly correct and to the point ! https://youtu.be/oA6FHBCWAyY  

GUS100CORRINA's picture

FEC Rejects Democrats' Plan To Target Drudge, Breitbart

My response: GOOD!!! Rejecting anything coming from DEMOCRATS who are DESPOTS with REPROBATE MINDS is sound government policy. 

I agree with "Hopeless for Change" who said: "DEMOCRATS are just ANGRY MONKEYS hurling feces at everyone." I apologize to the MONKEYS for this insult.

Future Jim's picture

Obamacare doesn't cover butthurt.

goober's picture

Not only the monkeys but the chimps as well ! All throwing shit on the wall hoping that some will stick and create more free shit or unwarranted benefit ? They do not even know themselves what the fuck they are saying or why ? Watch a few M. Dice videos for proof. Basically just a pack of Pavlov's dogs reacting on que after being spoon fed more propaganda and illusions !

Nothing new in USA today !

Truther's picture

Ellen.... You're F*cked.

nmewn's picture

Now can we get an investigation into Robert Creamer & Scott Foval instigating riots at Trump rallies using mentally handicapped homeless people...please? ;-)

phatfawzi's picture

Fascist basterds. 

BSHJ's picture

Daughters name is Natanya......that sounds very Russian to me

Peter41's picture

Ellen Weintraub = Fool

carlnpa's picture

Ellen L. Weintraub

Born: ?

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US FEC Commissioner

Father: Edward Weintraub
Husband: William G. Dauster (m. 10-May-1986, three children)
Son: Matthew
Daughter: Natanya
Daughter: Emma

    University: BA, Yale University
    Law School: JD, Harvard Law School

    FEC Commissioner (2002-), Chair (2003-)
    Perkins Coie (1996-2002)
    Congressional Staff counsel, House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (1990-96)
    Cahill Gordon & Reindel (1984-90)
    New York State Bar Association 
    District of Columbia Bar 
    US Supreme Court Bar 

PiratePiggy's picture

Wasn't she forced to take an oath to uphold the Constitution before becoming a burden to taxpayers? She should read it including its ammendments.. at least the 1st, 9th and 10th ammendments.

>"FEC Commissioner (2002-), Chair (2003-)"   This one is another one where the proper blame belongs with the corrupt Bushies. You remember W, the guy that had to destory capitalism in order to save capitalism... well, she needs to destroy free speech in order to save free speech.


Time to replace the two parties.  The current one in power is working to "Rebrand and Expand" Obamacare and the only people they have tricked are the Democrats.

Francis Marx's picture

I feel sorry for the Democrats that have to put up with the few stupid democrats that constantly orchestrate this stuff. Really hurting their party.

Its kind of like having the village idiot running the towns business district and everyone is powerless to do anything to change it.

gregga777's picture

The Demo-Marxist Party is made up of nothing but village idiots.

Arnold's picture

Bring back Scoop Jackson and Bill Bradley.
Hell, even Tulsi has been shut up lately.
Hells bells, even George Wallace would be an improvement.

Singelguy's picture

Unfortunately, it is not just a few. They are all singing the same hymn probably with one of Hilary's henchmen holding a nail gun to the back of their heads.

Vageling's picture

These tossers need to find a new strategy. This horsecrap is getting old. Lousy election strategy as well.

So if they can't buy it hey try to shut it down. Gee... Brilliant!

earleflorida's picture

ellen wein[traub] = Zionist Lobby

HRClinton's picture

While the RINOs, the DOD, CIA and DJT himself work for a different Z-lobby.

Competing billionaires and oligarchs, like a massive Game Of Thrones. 

Regardless of whether it's Heads or Tails, it's still the same coin. The "One Coin To Rule Them All." Keep cheering though.  ;-)

navy62802's picture

Mass hysteria. Quite frightening, actually.

south40_dreams's picture

Mass insanity actually. Will the snowflakes ever come back in from the cold?

Lost in translation's picture

Shove it up your rectum, DNC. Shove it HARD.

Vageling's picture

No lube! No special treatment! We get it up the ass by taxman too with no lube.

Soul Glow's picture

1st Amendment, 1st Amendment, wherefore art thou 1st Amendment??

AKKadian's picture

All this foriegn influence is bullshit! The Demoncat Rats and Rhinoturds have allowed it, because they let them into this country. To stop it, throw every foriegn national allowed in this country for the last 30 years out. Put an end to foriegn nationals influence send them back to where they came from or STFU, you government pukes allowed it.!!!

Arnold's picture

Seems to me the Chinks were big direct contributors to the Clinton re election campaign.


847328_3527's picture

Can someone wake Sessions up, please.

Soul Glow's picture

You'll have to unrap him and bring him out of his tomb.

micksavage2010's picture

u mean granny from beverly hillbillies?

PitBullsRule's picture

They need to stop worrying about Infowars and Brietbart, and notice that Trump's own son is confessing to Treason.  Those dumb-ass Democrats should go right to the horses mouth, quit fucking around with these crackpots like Infowars you assholes!  No wonder you lost to this snake oil salesman.  Here we have the guy's own son telling us he met with a KGB linked Russian Lawyer to get some espionage she gathered on Clinton, which would be illegal as hell, except all she had was some bullshit about saving Russian orphans from a horrible life in Russia, and DJT juinor was not the slightest bit interested in those little commie orphan fuckers, so he moved on.

Dumb dam democrats barking up the wrong tree.  How much more information do we need before you can take some action?

Its easy to see how the Russians are taking control of the country, all of our politicians are either idiots or lunatics or hard core criminals!


Got The Wrong No's picture

Trying to overthrow a sitting President is TREASON. Sell your stupid shit someplace else, 

PitBullsRule's picture

They're not overthrowing him, thats the problem.  They should be impeaching that loonie fucker but they aren't doing that either.  That only leaves shooting him, which hopefully an American patriot will soon do.

sun tzu's picture

Or someone could shoot your whore mother in her roten crotch

ironmace's picture

fucking worthless, stupid, dogshit, fucktard cunt. hang yourself.