SOURCE: Politician Watch Association

September 17, 2015 22:47 ET

Bernie Sanders PAC Federal Filing Clears the Air of Campaign Corruption

Poliwatch Update: Pro-Bernie Sanders Political Committee Federal Report and Statement Quash Cynical Allegations From Opposition

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - September 17, 2015) - Over the past week there have been several versions of an article that was initially published by a media blogger in D.C. that raised brows, starting a miniature media frenzy regarding a large donation from 'James Bond' to Americans Socially United, a 'pro-Bernie Sanders for President' political committee.

Last Thursday Daniel 'James Bond' Craig told a reporter from The Center for Public Integrity, "Currently, I have been informed of no evidence to question that my donation has not been used as intended. Should that situation occur, then clearly, I will review my position." The neutral statement from the Hollywood superstar leaves readers confused about whether last week's article was a direct attack to damage the credibility of Bernie Sanders, the Bernie Sanders PAC, or Cary Lee Peterson, a Congressional lobbyist that is the founder and executive director of the pro-Sanders PAC.

On Friday, Cary Peterson tells PoliWatch that Americans Socially United would be submitting its first financial filing to Federal Election Commission this week, which was confirmed by FEC to be on record as of Wednesday. When asked about the libelous comments of last Thursday's 'anti-Bernie Sanders Press Vs. pro-Sanders PAC featuring James Bond' media buzz, Peterson says "that he suggested that the news reporter, who was allegedly a former Hillary Clinton supporter to 'stick with Bernie Sanders PAC topics and less chatter about where he worked, when I got a traffic ticket a decade ago.'"

"The time is now! This grassroots movement needs to be taken to new heights; Bernie needs to get on the ballot in every state over the next few weeks or the game is over. The Craig donation was a blessing and we put it to good use. We need more supporters like him to win this thing. Sanders uses a super PAC himself to raise money, so don't shoot the messenger. I'm only here to help." -- Cary Lee Peterson

Yesterday's federal filing from the allegiant political committee included a memo statement from Peterson disclosing details about the PAC's activities, legal liabilities, and wolves in sheeps' clothing that have caused the pro-Bernie Sanders PAC more than a handful of headaches and hardships. Actblue, a super PAC [itself] that is known for raising money to support Democratic candidates, including Bernie Sanders, is mentioned in the statement filed with FEC. It's unclear why the Actblue PAC decided to end a working relationship with Americans Socially United, why Actblue would say a donation of $47,000 from the British-American superstar said to be worth $65 million 'does not meet credit card level for acceptance' (as stated in an email to Americans Socially United), or why Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (who supposedly renounces super PACs) would work directly with one himself to raise money for his own presidential campaign, yet not give recognition to a PAC that supported his quest for presidency long before he announced he was officially running for president in April.

Currently American Socially United holds together a social media compilation of groups and pages on popular social media sites that total close to two million members and followers that 'like' what the pro-Bernie Sanders political action committee's cause has garnered since its formation the beginning of this year.

Poliwatch asks Peterson about his thoughts on a possible conspiracy involved with the Sanders Vs. Clinton Democratic contest for nominations to the Primary elections beginning next month, which he comments, "I'm not going to talks politic antics, anti-Bernie spies, or bloggers with Clinton ties. I was here [supporting Bernie Sanders] when they thought Sanders was a crazy old man with a Brooklyn accent, who was too old to be in Congress or run for president. The ballot registration deadlines for more than a dozen states that make up over 200 Electoral College points are less than ninety days away." Peterson fiercely states, "The time is now! This [Vote Bernie] grassroots movement needs to be taken to new heights; Bernie needs to get on the ballot in every state over the next few weeks or the game is over. The Craig donation was a blessing and we put it to good use. We need more supporters like him to win this thing. Sanders uses a super PAC himself to raise money, so don't shoot the messenger. I'm only here to help."

Attempts to contact The Center for Public Integrity about its allegation against the PAC and its founder have gone unanswered. Poliwatch also reached out to Actblue regarding its former relationship with Americans Socially United but their office has failed to respond for remarks.

Article by: Jason Vasquez

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