Freedom of Information Requests into members of the Federal Election Commission’s travel has been buried for years by the FEC. This will come as no surprise as we learn that the three Democrat Commissioners have taken at least 50 trips since 2002 which have either been funded by you, the taxpayer, or Foreign Governments.
It may well be argued that these trips are part and parcel of the role as a Commissioner at the FEC, but then why is it that none of the three Republican Commissioners has taken such trips…And of course, their information has long been freely available.
The rank hypocrisy of the FEC Democrats calling out President Trump on allegations of foreign interference is all the more shocking when we learn how many of these Commissioners had “holidays” paid for by Foreign Governments. Disgrace!
As reported in the Daily Caller:
The requested documents span a variety of topics, ranging from communications regarding former FEC official Lois Lerner, the central figure in the IRS targeting scandal, to internal communications and commission policy documents.
Four unfulfilled requests, including the oldest, seek records related to FEC commissioners’ travel. These documents are especially relevant because of a recent report showing the Democratic members of the commission have taken at least 50 trips funded by foreign groups, governments and U.S. taxpayers since 2002.
Additionally, foreign groups funded overseas travel for Democratic FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub who recently proposed a plan to defend against foreign influence in U.S. elections following allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential contest, TheDCNF previously revealed.