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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micksavage2010's picture

what sheep dip. it's the russkis!

Sir John Bagot Glubb's picture

you should apply to work for Special Prosecutor Mueller since you probably don't have a job.  You'd fit right in.  

Arnold's picture

You are now being followed.
See you.

Singelguy's picture

Unfortunately, you have blinded by Hilary so you can't see a damn thing. Go take tour meds.

cbxer55's picture

And just think, Trump Jr. wouldn't have been able to meet with that Russian lawyer, if Lowrenta Lynchmob hadn't allowed her in the country without a visa. And also guilty of not keeping tabs on her, which allowed her to be in this country for a lot longer than she was supposed to be. Months longer.

So, it's tossed right back in the dimwits laps.

Once again!  ;-)

Reaper's picture

Remove the moot in your eye of interfering in other's elections first. I want foreigners to reveal US corruption, it makes our election choices better.

Dumpster Elite's picture

All Dems..."We love freedom, and we love the Constitution. We just don't want people to be allowed to say things that we don't agree with."

Ms No's picture

OT: Yournewswire isn't the most respected news outlet by any means but it wouldn't be surprising if this was true.

Another possible Arkanicide: http://yournewswire.com/haiti-exposed-clinton-dead/

Edit:  The guy is definitely dead.  http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/haiti/article160983614.html

Boxed Merlot's picture

I would like to see the term "dual citizenship" applied to this commission's oversight as well, namely, if anyone has dual-citizenship, (i.e., citizenship in another nation on this physical plane), equal to and / or as binding as one's citizenship in the USA, they are not allowed to participate in the election process of this country, period.

jmo.

By the way, don't you like the way the preamble in this decision uses the term "parent" in conjunction with "subsidiary" in an attempt to blur the difference between familial relationships and business / economic concerns?

2 different animals in my book.

PitBullsRule's picture

SHIT HOWDY!

(Shoot Him In The Head Or Were Dead Yankees!)

PitBullsRule's picture

Don't get me wrong, I like to go through legal channels as much as the next guy.  But the government has been outsmarted by the Russians, and now these Trump thugs are dancing around like puppets while the Russians pull the strings, so we need to take emergency measures.  

You can rig up a pipe bomb pretty easy to be carried by an octocopter remotely from a half a mile away.  Just pop one of those next to that fat asshole and all of our problems are solved!  you don't need to do the sniper thing and get caught, just use a remote controlled octocopter!  No one will know who did it, and most of us won't even go looking!

Its the simple things that matter, and a 6 inch pipe with two caps screwed on the ends, a hole drilled in the side, and a little bit of gun powder that you can get at any gun store, thats all you need.   Come on, think of how good you'll feel when you take that treasonous fucker out, think how good we'll ALL feel!  

Bill of Rights's picture

Shit the fuck Up you Stupid dumb fuck... go kill yourself do us all a favor.

apocalypticbrother's picture

You libtards really might be dangerous. If anyone here was dumb enough to believe you schtick. Joo loser

Singelguy's picture

You definitely forgot to take your meds. You sound like a broken record.

PitBullsRule's picture

Don't get me wrong, I like to go through legal channels as much as the next guy.  But the government has been outsmarted by the Russians, and now these Trump thugs are dancing around like puppets while the Russians pull the strings, so we need to take emergency measures.  

You can rig up a pipe bomb pretty easy to be carried by an octocopter remotely from a half a mile away.  Just pop one of those next to that fat asshole and all of our problems are solved!  you don't need to do the sniper thing and get caught, just use a remote controlled octocopter!  No one will know who did it, and most of us won't even go looking!

Its the simple things that matter, and a 6 inch pipe with two caps screwed on the ends, a hole drilled in the side, and a little bit of gun powder that you can get at any gun store, thats all you need.   Come on, think of how good you'll feel when you take that treasonous fucker out, think how good we'll ALL feel!  

FixItAgainTony's picture

u r the worst provocateur bot evar. I hope your programming team has to work weekends and nights until they can make this ongoing slop, at the least, sound like an insightful troll.

Sir John Bagot Glubb's picture

You are advocating the assassination of President Trump and I hope the Secret Service pays you a long visit you stupid bastard whelp of a whore rat.  You can blog from your prison cell....

Singelguy's picture

I see you forgot to take your meds again. I guess CNN and MSNBC had you really distracted.

PiratePiggy's picture

And it is the Russians that have CNN and MSNBC distracted.  Would love to see the revenue that Comcast / NBC Universal gets from Russia and Russian allies. Same for Time Warner.  They like their movies and channels carried there.  Perhaps they ageed to distract the USA with fake news in return for contunued market access to Russia.

Overfed's picture

Let us know how your visit with the Secret Service goes.

Vinividivinci's picture

Nailgun isn't a river in Egypt.

Bill of Rights's picture

Ha ha ha cunts nice try you pieces of shit....

GodSpeed_00's picture

Never let these COMMUNISTS win.

StuckInTheMiddle's picture

Everything the dems touch has ACME written all over it. Dumb coyotes.

micksavage2010's picture

butt, butt, national security...

Akzed's picture

"cannot support proposals that would burden the free speech rights of American citizens based on incomplete information about foreign activities in the 2016 election."

Sounds to me like they're saying that if they get more info, they're good to go with it.

 

Rebelrebel7's picture

The DNC is a joke! 20% of Hillary's campaign donations vame from the Saudi government! God only knows what percentage came from AIPAC and JStreet! I do believe that Saudi Arabia and Israel are foreign nations!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-13/saudi-arabia-has-funded-20-hill...

Rick Cerone's picture

More free advertizing for these deep state cutouts?

LOL123's picture

"cannot support proposals that would burden the free speech rights of American citizens based on incomplete information about foreign activities in the 2016 election."

 

Long live the constitution of the United States!!!!!

surf@jm's picture

Ellen Weintraub......

Kill Christ, Invent communism, and now stifle dissent.......

Great track record......