Biden is breaking the law, says conservative lawyer who secured massive fine against Clinton

Earlier this year, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee agreed to pay up to the tune of $113,000 in fines after a powerhouse conservative attorney accused them of violating federal election law.

Now that same attorney has a message for the Federal Election Commission, and for the nation: President Joe Biden is breaking the law.

According to Dan Backer, counsel for an anti-Biden political action committee called the Committee to Defeat the President, even though Biden has made it clear that he’s running for re-election in 2024, he’s failed to follow the law by filing a statement of candidacy.

“Backer filed a formal complaint with the FEC in October 2021. It asserted President Biden met the definition of a candidate for re-election in 2024 based on his public statements,” PJ Media reported Friday. “While the FEC opened an investigation, it has not directed the Biden campaign to correct the situation.”

In a letter to the FEC last week, Backer once again urged the federal agency to act.

“As described in detail in the Committee to Defeat the President’s Verified Complaint, while Biden has met the legal definition of ‘candidate’ for the 2024 presidential election, he has failed to file the required Statement of Candidacy in violation of the United States Code and the Code of Federal Regulations,” the letter read.

“Additionally, Biden’s principal campaign committee, Biden for President (the ‘Campaign”) has failed to amend its Statement of Organization to indicate the Campaign is now the campaign committee for Biden’s 2024 presidential campaign, depriving the public of information it is entitled to under the law.”

That’s not all, Backer wrote. Team Biden has raked in donations even though the president has not filed to run again, the attorney said

“Likewise, an authorized committee for Biden, and the Joint Fundraising Representative for the Campaign, Biden Victory Fund, has failed to amend its Statement of Organization to reflect such changes,” the letter read. “In the alternative, Biden Victory Fund, an authorized committee for Biden, and the Joint Fundraising Representative for the Campaign, has illegally solicited and/or accepted over $1.9 million in impermissible contributions.

“Therefore, Complainant Committee to Defeat the President brought its Verified Complaint to request the Federal Election Commission to commence enforcement proceedings against Biden, his Campaign, and Biden Victory Fund.”

Backer went on to provide further evidence that Biden is breaking the law.

“In addition to the facts described in detail in the Verified Complaint, Complainant hereby supplements its Complaint with additional evidence that Biden is a candidate in the 2024 presidential election and thus, that Respondents have violated the United States Code and the Code of Federal Regulations by not filing a Statement of Candidacy and failing to properly amend their Statements of Organization,” he wrote.

“Specifically, Complainant personally reviewed a news article in the New York Intelligencer, dated May 24, 2022, which stated ‘in [Biden’s] mind there’s no question he’s running. “That’s my expectation,” [Biden] said early in his tenure. “Yes!” he told an interviewer nine months later, sighing a little performatively at having to keep repeating it.'”

It’s not the first time Backer has taken on high-profile Democrats. Earlier this year, Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the DNC “agreed to pay $113,000 in fines to settle a Federal Election Commission investigation into whether they violated a campaign finance disclosure law when they funded an opposition research effort into Donald J. Trump and Russia that resulted in a discredited document known as the Steele dossier,” The New York Times reported in March.

Backer had filed an FEC complaint in 2018, prompting the FEC to investigate the issue.

“During the 2016 race, the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee retained a law firm, Perkins Coie, which in turn hired a research group, Fusion GPS, that commissioned what became the dossier,” The Times noted. “In campaign spending disclosures, the campaign and the party said their payments to Perkins Coie were for legal services, not opposition research.”