Dem FEC Commissioner That Warns of ‘Foreign Influence’ In Elections Has Gone on 30 Foreign Trips

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    Toby Well-Known Member

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    Yep no Hypocrisy to he seen here, moving on.. back to Russia with Love

    Ellen Weintraub, a controversial Democratic commissioner at the Federal Election Commission, has taken more than 30 foreign trips since joining the commission despite warning against foreign influence in state and federal elections.

    In Weintraub's quest to combat foreign influence, the commissioner has submitted a plan that could potentially target conservative media outlets that take political advertising, such as the Drudge Report. The plan put forth by Weintraub, which will be discussed Thursday, could lead to subpoenas targeting news websites, the owners of the sites, and their editorial news decisions, experts told the Washington Examiner.

    "I believe that this Commission can indeed rise to the challenge of understanding what happened in the 2016 election and plugging any legal or procedural holes that could allow foreign actors to interfere with our future elections," Weintraub said.

    Despite the Weintraub’s concern of foreign influence, she has taken more than 30 foreign trips that were funded by a combination of foreign groups and governments and by the American taxpayer, according to the Daily Caller. Weintraub's trips included a $9,000 week-long junket to Indonesia. On another trip, Weintraub dined with Socialist leaders in Albania. Weintraub has taken trips to Mexico, El Salvador, the Philippines, and Honduras."

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