A major Obama scandal is about to break, which may partially explain his terrible debate performance. Looks like an October Surprise.
That “October Surprise” came in the form of a scathing report released by Peter Schweizer’s Government Accountability Institute (GAI), on illegal and fraudulent digital donations. Wynton Hall reports:
Earlier today, Breitbart News and myriad news agencies reported on a new 108-page investigation conducted by the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) which examines the online donation systems of the entire U.S. Congress and the two presidential candidates. The report found that 47.3% of all House and Senate donation websites do not require online donors to enter their credit card security code (officially known as a CVV, or Card Verification Value), which leaves them vulnerable to foreign and fraudulent contributions.
Governor Mitt Romney’s website requires donors to enter a credit card security code, while President Barack Obama’s does not. The GAI report also revealed that Obama.com is not owned by the president’s campaign but rather by Robert Roche, an American businessman and top Obama fundraiser living in Shanghai, China, whose company has ties to the Chinese government.
Within hours of a Newsweek article on the report’s release, the Obama campaign issued a dismissive response. The Obama campaign’s rapid-fire attack against the report did not mention Robert Roche, Obama.com, the Obama campaign’s failure to require donors to enter their CVV code, or the report’s finding that 68% of the traffic going to Obama.com originates from foreign locations.
Instead, the Obama campaign sought to dismiss report’s findings by calling the group’s president, Peter Schweizer, a “right-wing activist” who previously worked for Governor Sarah Palin.
The Obama campaign’s attempt to deflect attention away from GAI’s findings, however, is undercut by the fact that Mr. Schweizer has been a consistent critic of Gov. Romney’s refusal to release the names of his fundraising bundlers. What’s more, President Obama championed and signed into law the STOCK Act banning insider trading—an effort sparked by Peter Schweizer’s insider trading expose featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes that placed GOP Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) under intense scrutiny for possible insider trading.
The fact that the Obama campaign (and some journalists) refuse to answer any questions regrading the fact that Obama’s donation page doesn’t use the CVV feature to ensure they aren’t receiving illegal foreign donations, speaks volumes. It’s how they raise an untold amount of campaign cash, from who knows who, and who knows where. The Obama camp tried to discredit Peter Schweizer to distract Americans from hearing the real story of how his campaign operates. Schweizer may be an activist, but his work is dedicated to cleaning up corruption in government. His record and work for the Government Accountability Institute has been entirely bipartisan and it’s a lie to suggest otherwise.