FEC Shoots Down Plan to Target Drudge, Infowars


Officials stop Dem’s censorship program
by Kit Daniels, Infowars:

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has shut down a proposal by Democrat Commissioner Ellen Weintraub to target the Drudge Report, Infowars, Breitbart and others, stating it cannot “burden the free speech rights of American citizens.”

FEC officials opposed to her plan said it was “premature and counterproductive” because the whole “Russian collusion” narrative lacked concrete facts.

“At this time we do not know all of the facts and cannot support proposals that would burden the free speech rights of American citizens based on incomplete information about foreign activities in the 2016 election,” the FEC said in a statement.

In addition, there’s no evidence to suggest the FEC’s current rules are “inadequate to detect, enforce, and punish violations,” the FEC added.

Weintraub is one of two Democrats serving on the FEC’s five-member board and, interestingly, she has taken at least 30 foreign trips funded by foreign governments and taxpayers while serving at the FEC.

“Weintraub’s trips included a $9,000 week-long junket to Indonesia… on another trip, Weintraub dined with socialist leaders in Albania,” reported the Washington Free Beacon. “Weintraub has taken trips to Mexico, El Salvador, the Philippines, and Honduras.”

As I previously reported, Weintraub wanted to issues subpoenas to independent media to investigate their day-to-day newsroom decisions.

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