Article: Federal Election Commission Complaint Against Wikileaks

LINK: The FEC determined that political advertising in US elections by foreign entities is not within their jurisdiction.

Complaint Filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC)

Office of General Counsel
Federal Election Commission
999 E Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20463

To Whom It May Concern:

The organization named Wikileaks, has engaged in political activity in the United States federal election without meeting Federal Election Commission standards for legally performing this activity. Specifically, it has preferentially published information opposing candidate for President, Secretary Hillary R. Clinton, through deliberate timing for maximum impact. Furthermore, Wikileaks, lead by Australian Julian Assange, is engaging in these activities in our election process as a foreign-funded, -founded, and -led organization. Its participation in our election activities violates our sovereignty and avoids FEC rules and regulations for preventing foreign interests from impacting our elections. They are ignoring the rules for fair play that I, as the Treasurer of Referee PAC, spend significant time and effort to comply with.

The following articles are attached to support these points:

  • WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange promises “significant” leak on U.S. election, Google

CBS/AP October 4, 2016, 8:16 AM

  • Assange, Avowed Foe of Clinton, Timed Email Release for Democratic Convention

Charlie Savage

JULY 26, 2016

  • Trump Organization uses really, really insecure e-mail servers. Sad! servers use unpatched, unsupported Windows Server 2003, IIS 6.

Sean Gallagher – 10/18/2016, 10:00 AM

  • How WikiLeaks Keeps Its Funding Secret

Jeanne Whalen and David Crawford

Updated Aug. 23, 2010 12:01 a.m. ET


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