The former pollster for both Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Mark Penn, penned an op-ed published on Wednesday by The Hill arguing that President Donald Trump didn’t break any campaign finance laws if he directed former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to pay off two women that allegedly had affairs with him, however, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton DID break campaign finance laws.
After Trump attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight counts of campaign finance violations on Tuesday, Conservative author Mark Levin outlined to Sean Hannity how the Cohen payments were not campaign contributions and therefore did not violate campaign finance law.
“The general counsel for the Clinton mob family, Lanny Davis, he had his client plead to two counts of criminality that don’t exist. These campaign finance violations that all over TV they say implicates the president directly… It is a guilty plea. It is a plea bargain between a prosecutor and a criminal, a criminal who doesn’t want to spend the rest of his life in prison. That is not precedent. That applies only to that specific case. Nobody cites plea bargains for precedent. That’s number one. Number two, just because a prosecutor says that somebody violated a campaign law doesn’t make it so. He’s not the judge. He’s not the jury… A campaign expenditure under our federal campaign laws is an expenditure solely for campaign activity. A candidate who spends his own money or even corporate money for an event that occurred not as a result of the campaign is not a campaign expenditure,” said Levin.
Turn the page for the Levin video and find out how, according to Penn, Hillary Clinton did violate campaign finance laws.