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Guccifer2.0 released a new dump of docs. A memo entitled "memo-for-fundraising-staff.pdf" from Perkins Cole, a lawfirm that works for Hillary for America, to the DNC for DNC fundraisers to follow, is quite interesting.
Mostly it tells fundraising staff how to stay in legal compliance, but what caught my eye was this paragraph:
If a donor asks you to identify the Super PACs that the campaign is supporting, you may identify them as long as you couple it with a hard money ask.
In response to such a question, you may say: "We support the work of Priorities USA, American Bridge, and WOMEN VOTE! They are essential to our goal of electing Secretary Clinton.
That is why we are asking supporters like you to give $5,000 to each of these Super PACs."
You may also affirmatively make this statement without awaiting the donor to pose the question.
While each of the Preferred Super PACs has indicated that they plan to support Secretary Clinton’s presidential candidacy (if she decides to run), you should not earmark the funds specifically for use in her election.
If a donor asks, “Will my contribution be used to run ads supporting Secretary Clinton,” you may answer, “We do not control how the Super PAC spends its funds. But we think the Super PAC is doing great work and that is why we are encouraging or supporters to donate $5,000.”
This clearly shows that while they made sure to avoid telling donors things that would break the law, the DNC fully intended to ONLY raise money for Hillary no-matter-what.
This was decided before Hillary even officially announced her candidacy.