Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton railed against dark money and the Citizens United ruling during Wednesday’s final presidential debate, yet took millions from outside groups during the 2016 election cycle.
The former secretary of state argued she would fight for a Supreme Court nominee that would block such groups, yet fully embraced the loosened regulations by maximizing donations from Democratic donors, The Washington Post reports.
“For me, that means that we need a Supreme Court that will stand up on behalf of women’s rights, on behalf of the rights of the LGBT community, that will stand up and say no to Citizens United, a decision that has undermined the election system in the country because of the way it permits dark, unaccountable money to come into our electoral system,” she said at the start of the debate.
Clinton took in a whopping $143.5 million from outside groups compared to GOP presidential nominee’s $40 million, according to The Center for Responsive Politics.
Emails exchanged between top Clinton aides recently released on WikiLeaks show her campaign enthusiastically took money raised by corporate lobbyists in addition to the Clinton Foundation having accepted money from foreign governments.
A 2015 internal memo shows the Clinton campaign coordinated with Democrtaic political operative David Brock’s super PAC, Correct the Record, on her political stratagy.
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