In an official statement from the Obama campaign they say they will not accept funding from the Nigerian group “Africans for Obama,” which is being investigated by Nigerian authorities.
LAGOS, NIGERIA — Nigerian anti-graft police have seized $629,834 raised at a gala dinner in support of Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, authorities said Sunday.
Obama’s campaign said it was in no way affiliated with the group Africans for Obama and would not accept funds from the organization. Although the fundraising was not illegal in Nigeria, it is illegal under U.S. law for foreign groups to donate funds to American political parties.
That’s all well and good, but it’s also bound to be the response when foreign donors are caught since accepting the donation would be illegal under US laws.
Obama’s donor website has no real audit of sourcing for the small donations, and as we’ve seen in the past the foreign support is out there, like the phone banks in the West Bank and Gaza.
The Dems have never been averse to courting foreign donations as past articles here and elsewhere have pointed out for both Barack and his primary opponent as well. See here, here, here, here.
Let’s reflect on the charge Obama flung at Hillary during the primary — He called her “Hillary Clinton, Democrat-Punjab” should we in turn start calling Obama “Democrat-Lagos?”