Barack Obama’s campaign has already come under attack for failing to be more secure in taking donations via it’s websites because of processing foreign donations. It has even been made public that a bundler in Shanghai who does business with the Chinese and is the chairman of a Chinese infomercial company, Acorn International, with ties to state-controlled banks that allow it to “gain revenue through credit card transactions with Chinese banks” owns BarackObama.com. However, using a Pakistani Internet protocol and proxy server, a disposable credit card and a fake address, “Osama bin Laden” has successfully donated to the Obama campaign, not once, but twice!
OK, to tell the truth the real Osama bin Laden did not make the donations. They were actually made by staffers at WorldNetDaily. They even listed their occupation as “deceased terror chief” and employer as “al-Qaida.”
The name “bin Laden” is also set up on the official campaign site so that more contributions can be made and also is registered as a volunteer.
Since making the donations, the email address associated with the registration has also received numerous email requests from the Obama campaign for more donations.
Of course, as I have previously pointed out, it is illegal to accept foreign contributions under U.S. campaign finance law, but hey, when has the law gotten in the way of the current occupant of the White House?
The two donations that were submitted were to test the system. The first was to see if the donation would go through. The second was to make sure that the first donation was not simply an oversight.
In both instances confirmation was received of the donation. The email used, firstname.lastname@example.org, not only received confirmation, but also a coupon to take 10% off a purchase in the Obama online store of $10 or more.
This is not just entering phony information to get the transaction to take as in the previous article. The staffers specifically used a Pakistani IP address.
Cleta Mitchell, a Republican campaign finance attorney, told WND there were many documented cases of illegal foreign contributions to the Obama campaign in 2008 that were “wholly ignored by the Federal Election Commission and the Obama Department of Justice.”
“I have been hearing the same stories from many sources during this campaign as well,” she said. “Every other campaign has safeguards against these illegal transactions – every campaign except the Obama campaign.”
Mitchell told WND it’s “abundantly clear that the Obama campaign is raising and accepting illegal contributions – and is being protected from investigation by his politicized Department of Justice.”
“It is high time that this was investigated and all illegal funds disgorged – and those responsible be prosecuted,” she asserted.
Aaron Klein goes on to write, “WND is preparing an affidavit for the Federal Elections Commission and the FBI on the illegal donation accepted by the Obama campaign.”