Clinton Campaign chairman: I'm okay with taking money from foreign agents

Sunday's Wikileaks dump includes an email discussion within the Hillary Clinton campaign about whether they should continue to take money from people who were registered with the U.S. government as foreign government agents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

At first, on April 15, high-level campaign officials met by telephone and made the honorable decision to not take money from foreign government agents, but, as Hillary’s national finance director, Dennis Cheng, wrote, when he reopened the decision later that same day, “we are leaving a good amount of money on the table.”

The final decision appeared to have been made on April 16.  Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, put it this way: “I'm ok just taking the money and dealing with any attacks.”  The next day, Clinton’s communications director, Jennifer Palmieri, summarized the decision in three words and two exclamation points: “Take the money!!”

This year’s presidential election pits a patriotic candidate (Donald Trump) against an opponent (Hillary Clinton) who knowingly accepts campaign donations from foreign government agents.

The entire conversation can be found in this email from the latest Wikileaks dump.

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