As one scandal after the next comes to light, it’s clear the Bidens are pros when it comes to getting themselves into tight spots.
Now it appears some of their biggest friends in the political arena are also digging themselves a giant hole.
And Joe Biden has a new $12 million scandal linked to his White House, courtesy of an old Obama hand.
When it comes to accounting, the Bidens seem to have more than their share of friends with “creative” methods.
But one SuperPAC just got caught—and what’s happened is sure to create a massive scandal.
The story started to blow open when a massive discrepancy was found between Future Forward USA Action’s tax filings and those of the Future Forward SuperPAC.
Official documents show Future Forward USA Action reported giving $15.3 million to its sister organization.
But the SuperPAC only reported receiving $3.4 million.
Exactly what happened to the nearly $12 million difference is something nobody involved really wants to explain.
The supposed mix-up is especially suspicious considering that both organizations are led by longtime Barack Obama operative Chauncey McLean.
McLean is the ultimate Washington, D.C. insider having worked on both of Obama’s presidential campaigns and certainly can’t get away with claiming ignorance when it comes to knowing how things are supposed to work in the political sphere.
Future Forward USA is a “single-candidate Carey committee in support of Joe Biden” – also known as a hybrid PAC – according to OpenSecrets.org.
That means it is able to operate free of the limits on expenditures and contributions, as well as disclosure requirements, of a traditional PAC, while also skating outside the legal fundraising limitations of a traditional campaign to fundraise massive amounts of money, provided they’re working independently from the president’s actual campaign.
In 2019 to 2020 alone, the group raised $151,401,586 according to OpenSecrets.org.
A conservative non-profit, the National Legal and Policy Center (NLCP) called out McLean over the nearly $12 million that’s mysteriously missing from the organization’s accounting.
According to a legal complaint “NLPC calls upon the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to find it has “reason to believe” respondents have violated disclosure provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act by failing to report and disclose the identity of donors to FF PAC by using a dark money group FF Action to funnel large contributions to FF PAC and for FF PAC failing to report and account for the receipt of approximately $12 million from FF Action.”
The legal complaint went on to call on the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) to go after the SuperPAC for its massive misstep.
“The facts supporting these allegations were first reported by investigative reporter Andrew Kerr of The Washington Free Beacon in a pair of two recent articles,’” the NLPC’s legal team wrote. “The FEC must promptly and fully investigate this complaint, issue subpoenas to the respondents, conduct an audit, and assess appropriate penalties and fines.”
Considering the audacity of that massive reporting failure, you’d think the FEC (and the IRS) would have pounced on that one without having to be prodded by an outside organization.
No doubt, they would have if a Trump SuperPAC had been involved.
But in this age, when much of the federal government has been weaponized to take out Joe Biden’s biggest political opponent, it’s no surprise one federal agency also managed to overlook a seemingly wildly illegal move on the part of his supporters.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.