Guccifer Release Suggests Banks Saved By TARP Funds Forced To Donate To Dems

Barb Wire

By Jeff Dunetz

“I hacked the Clinton Foundation server and downloaded hundreds of thousands of docs and donors’ databases,” the hacker Guccifer said in a statement posted online Tuesday.

While many of the are still being downloaded, one of the files suggests a tie-in between banks receiving TARP bailouts and donations to Democratic Party candidates by those same banks.

The Clinton Foundation denies that the files are from them. Politico writer Eric Geller also notes that the documents appear to be from the DCCC, not the Clinton Foundation.

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“Once again, we still have no evidence Clinton Foundation systems were breached and have not been notified by law enforcement of an issue,” a foundation official said. “None of these folders or files shown are from the Clinton Foundation.”

According to screenshots, the files include spreadsheets tracking Foundation donors and financial institutions that have donated to lawmakers.

One person familiar with the documents said the files appeared to be from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which was hacked earlier this summer.

There are several indications in the documents that they originated with the DCCC, including a note apparently written by the group’s rapid response director.

Geller also says that the donations revealed in the documents line up with DCCC reports to the FEC. The possibility is that the DCCC shared files with the Clinton foundation. As the rest of the documents are examined a better perspective can be provided.

Whoever’s files they turn out to be one of the people involved is not very smart based on a screen shot of the files that Guccifer took as he downloaded the information. Yes, that person actually named a file “pay for play.” The only way it could have been more blatant is if It was labeled “hey look here to find the corruption!”

While the download site seems to be overwhelmed by the rush things are downloading very slowly. One of the files that is directly downloadable from Guccifer is very interesting. It is a spreadsheet showing how much banks gave to Democratic lawmakers and how much those banks received from the 2008 bailout bill to known as the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP…

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