WHY IS MOSCOW-FUNDED RUSSIAN TELEVISION SUPPORTING RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT? AND IS RUSSIA TODAY TELEVISION VIOLATING U.S. LAW IN DOING SO?
SEE IT HERE: Adam Kokesh, admitted Russian agent and Russian Television employee, is contributing money to Ron Paul’s 2012 Presidential Campaign and using his TV show on Russia Today to raise money for Paul. This is from his June 6, 2011, broadcast. “We raised over $1 million for the Ron Paul campaign,” he says. “…I urge you to support none other than Congressman Ron Paul.”
NOTE: Kokesh’s employer, Russia Today television, is registered as a foreign corporation in the U.S. Foreign corporations are prohibited from “contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly.”
What is the law?
The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly. It is also unlawful to help foreign nationals violate that ban or to solicit, receive or accept contributions or donations from them. Persons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to fines and/or imprisonment.
Who is a Foreign National?
The following groups and individuals are considered "foreign nationals" and are, therefore, subject to the prohibition: