GAI releases study claiming Obama may be getting foreign donations

Remember in 2008 how it was found that the Obama donation website wasn’t forcing customers to put in the little 3 digit number (CVV code) and that could open them up to receiving foreign donations? Well, it’s happening again:

BREITBARTIn an explosive report set to send shockwaves through official Washington, the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) released a 108-page GAI investigation into the threat of foreign and fraudulent Internet campaign donations in U.S. federal elections (visit to download the full report).

Breitbart News obtained an advance copy of the bombshell report which reveals that the website is not owned by the president’s campaign but rather by Obama bundler Robert Roche, a U.S. citizen living in Shanghai, China. Roche is the chairman of a Chinese infomercial company, Acorn International, with ties to state-controlled banks that allow it to “gain revenue through credit card transactions with Chinese banks.”

There’s more.

The unusual website redirects traffic directly to a donation page on the Obama campaign’s official website,, which does not require donors to enter their credit card security code (known as the CVV code), thereby increasing the likelihood of foreign or fraudulent donations. The website is managed by a small web development firm, Wicked Global, in Maine. One of Wicked Global’s employees, Greg Dorr, lists on his LinkedIn page his additional employment with Peace Action Maine and Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights. According to the GAI report, 68 percent of all Internet traffic to comes from foreign visitors.

Yeah I know, you’re shocked aren’t you? Well it turns out that most of Obama’s donations for September were less than $200 and therefore they aren’t required to report them. And of course they won’t. So out of the 181 million, Obama doesn’t have to report where the vast majority of it came from. How convenient.

Chicago politics.

There’s more here.

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  • This has to get out beyond Brietbart news! If not, it’s just telling it to the choir!

  • Galatiansch2vs20

    Obama should be made to return all the money donated from foreign sources and pay a large fine or do jail time for doing this!

    • Sadly, most who could do something about this believe that Obama is above the law or to afraid something may happen to them if they spoke up.

      • Galatiansch2vs20

        And then there’s the criminal in charge of the DOJ, Eric Holder. If America elects enough conservatives to Congress, perhaps they will pursue this?

        • I hope so, but the precedent is set by Bush to just sweep it under the rug. No need to waste time on the past, blah, blah, blah…

          • Galatiansch2vs20

            Sweep it under the rug, and it is likely to be repeated. No effective deterrent.

            • No argument here. I just don’t know if anyone else who could do something is listening. When Bush did what he did, it just reeked of what you say. If the HofR is unwilling to stand on law now, why would they do so later?

              I do hope we have more conservatives and the more we have the more willing they will change the leadership of both houses of Congress. I think that is really the only way the “light of day” will be shining.

              • Galatiansch2vs20

                “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.

                Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.

                Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

                John Adams (The Works of John Adams, ed. C. F. Adams, Boston: Little, Brown Co., 1851, 4:31)

                “Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time;

                they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.”

                Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence
                (source of quotes:

              • p m

                They won’t because it’s endemic in the House, not just the democommies – although the latter are certainly expert at it. Interesting article here with links throughout to get the full picture – including the death of a former Obamite who might have come across details of the hows and whens of the scam – all worth a read.

                • Thanks p m for the link will check it out

    • Don

      Obama is taking donations from countries that believe as he does and our country needs to be brought to it’s knees. Clinton received monies from many foreign countries too. With Holder being Attorney General who looks the other way if it is the left breaking laws. Same thing goes for Reid, head of Senate. Throw Crybaby Boehner from the Congress and its easy to see how this attack on our country goes on without resistance from those in leadership positions.

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  • MiketheMarine

    In that story, they mention that if you buy any Maobama gear online and use a credit card you are required to list the CVV number of the card. That is the three digit code hidden somewhere on the back. But, if you donate money from over seas and beneath some limit or other they don’t require that number. The number is used for security to guarantee the account charged is legitimate and not a pre paid, unregistered card.

    They are guilty of willfully and knowingly violating Campaign law in order to screw America out of a fair and honest election.

    • warpmine

      Let the shooting begin Nov 7, 2012 and watch the rats scurry about through the night ducking for cover. Do nothing and you may as well condone this behavior and I’m betting nothing will be done by either side. Rule of law has been dead for years and with it the first Republic or perhaps we can now refer to it as “The Old Republic”.

      • MiketheMarine

        Akk, until this Old Warrior is in the ground I will continue to believe in and fight for that “Old Republic.” It ain’t dead till we give up, My Friend.

        • warpmine

          I’m not saying that we should give up the principles that started the 1st republic, I’m just saying that we may want to acknowledge that the other side has damaged it beyond recognition and we’d be better off with the fresh start allowing us to swiftly move against the dark side and start anew.

          If the gate keepers would allow this usurper to come into the WH than it’s just more proof of my and others contention of Her death.

          I drove past the GOP headquarters MD140 Saturday and felt secure in the fact the poeple out in Carroll County get it but then moved back into Balt Co and was left wondering do these folks realize what’s at stake?

          • MiketheMarine

            Ok, since you are local then there is no excuse for you and I not to get together for a drink. Alcohol or non alcohol. It doesn’t matter but……why not?

            • warpmine

              I’d love to.

    • loriannringold

      I one hundred percent agree with you. I am sick, so very sick of our voices being silenced. If I could have face time on television, this is what I would say:

      “President Obama, your smile neither impresses me or sways me to think you are legitimate — and your singing sucks. You make me want to vomit. I am sick of your lies, your fake concern for ANYONE, and I am mostly sick of what you have done to my country. I was born and raised here. I do not take kindly to anyone who does not love my country.

      You come across as someone who may not think my country deserves what SHE HAS BUILT. Why do you feel that way Mr. Obama? Why do you have such disdain for America? I would be happy to buy you a ticket elsewhere if you would like.

      Yes, yes, I know we have done so much for you and your family already with the free trips to Africa, the Hollywood parties with J-Z and Beyonce, the trip to Mexico for your young daughter, the Secret Service, and her Security crew.

      But, I have spoken to all of my friends and family and it was UNANIMOUS. We have all agreed to donate to your trip “outta here” fund. Just let us know where we can send our donation once you have been evicted from our Country’s highest office and we would be so happy to help you “MOVE ON OUTTA HERE”.

      From someone in Texas who is no fan of Cowards,
      Lori Ann Ringold
      Proud Army Wife

      • MiketheMarine

        Hear, hear and I would also donate to a pack of four ONE WAY tickets anywhere out of North America for the Hajji in chief and his tribe of barbarians.

  • rsox1

    It’s a foregone conclusion they’re accepting illegal contributions, especially when only 2%(!) is reportable. That’s the only reason to disable basic credit card security requirements.

  • Galatiansch2vs20

    Apparently, there was a warning some time ago about foreign money could possibly funnel into Super PACS also:

  • Outsourcing donations to China! P.O.S. is it Nov. 6th yet?

  • Laurel

    He did this last election as well. Nothing will be done. Rules are for Republicans only. Lawless Democrats can do get away with murder.

  • As you stated Scoop, Chicago style politics at its worst! The surprise would be if Congress or any law enforcement agency does something about it.

  • ColoradoTim

    In March of this year, 1.5 million credit card numbers were stolen in a security breach at Global Payments. If you need a lot of small contributions to a campaign really fast, using stolen cards would be really convenient.

    • Sadly, no one would put it past his campaign to do such a thing. Why not, they got away with illegal contributions in ’08 and they seem to think they can get away with even more this time around.

    • Orangeone

      Wells Fargo had a significant theft as well by their Nigeria employees!

  • Rocco11

    He’s a Communist, China and Russia love him.

  • wodiej

    he may be? He did this in 08 and no one did anything.

  • Joe

    The GOP leadership should be ashamed (unless they are dirty too)

    John “spineless” Boehner should have pursued the many CRIMES of this administration

    Why these idiots are afraid of ZERO is beyond me – They have the raw facts

    ALL of these crimes are open and shut!

  • Susitna

    Russia is paying for his flexibility, China for the devaluation of the USD and Palestine for the destruction of Israel, and this is called campaign donations…….

  • No legal boundaries for the One in power…

    When does Jon Corzine answer for a billion dollars lost?

    I guess he’s too busy bundling for Obama now (really) to go to trial…

  • sjmom

    I hope this is reported far and wide. Obama just keeps digging a bigger hole.

  • bjohnson55

    Always it seems with this little nut the ACORN causing so much trouble we need to set the squirrels loose on it to finally take care of such a trouble maker. Just a thought are the Liberal/Progressive/Socialists so enamored with this nut since it would be the only bag of nuts they currently possess amongst the whole bunch of them?

  • Conservative_Hippie

    He’s living up to his citizen of the world status.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    Okay, allow me to play devil’s advocate…

    I’m afraid this story will not build steam unless there is actual hard copy transactional proof that foreign aid was received or solicited by the Obama administration. From what I understand the website is not owned by the Obama campaign so unless they can connect the the campaign with the website with tangeable proof I’m afraid this story will not go anywhere. Does Breitbart have this proof? I hope they do, because I am sick of the President and his corrupt administration!

  • Donations in the trillions will not save obama from being defeated November. 6th . 2012.
    and so, it’s fine for the foodstamps or gee the greenbacks to flow, but just so they know, we Americans already know, the reds are gonna go…. with interest.

    Tea Party Patriot
    BHO the one termer

    • Orangeone

      But unfortunately his voter fraud will ensure his victory.

      • NYGino

        Cheer up Orangeone, not going to happen. It might be messy but he’s going to be history soon.

        • Orangeone

          Sorry, misstep.  Mr. Smirkiness is up to something and I don’t think it’s limited to the illegal contributions.

          • Orangeone, your right he is up to something, it’s packing the families suitcases for the trip back to indonesia.

            • Orangeone

              I hope.  But I’m concerned that he is planning something to institute martial law and cancel the election.  His narcissist ego is in meltdown phase.

      • No sir kings fraud will not work. The American Tea Party Movement is on it. trust me we’re on it.

        • Orangeone

          From your lips. I live in MN, the land of 10,000 Obamabot fraud schemes.

          • no problem at all. their time in office is coming to an end. they’re losing states day by day. they are one termers.

  • daisy_mae

    I wonder if Robert Roche pronounces his last name “roach”. Wouldn’t that be appropriate!

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Or perhaps “ouch” — that would also be appropriate 🙂

  • You mean foreigners other than Obama himself? Every time Obama contributes to his own campaign, it is supported bv a foreigner.

    • Nukeman60

      He would never donate to his own campaign. He’s too cheap for that.

  • Sober_Thinking

    I contend that this pResident and his regime is at least among the MOST crooked if not THE most crooked in American history.

    What ticks me off and many voters around the country is that he may get caught in all of this and so many other things that are corrupt and blatantly illegal… but he still keeps rolling along without a hitch. I guess we’re doomed to getting answers only AFTER the election. Nice job LSM… despots and louts.

    Something is so wrong with our system where a sudo-dictator is able to get away with so damn much. I expect him to be voted out of office… but then he needs to be heavily investigated, arrested, charged, tried and jailed. And all of his cronies to.

    If he’s re-elected…

    • The corruption and the water carrying by the MSM begins to shed light on how Hitler managed to get himself elected Germany in the 1930’s… During and after the war, many Germans asked “how the hell did this happen” and here we are… 1 term into a NObama regime asking the very same questions! And doing what we can with what we have to try and prevent a catastrophe by stopping NObama getting a second term! I only wish more Americans took this election as serious as we do! Don’t they see? Are they blind? Are they morons? Don’t they care? The whole future of this nation is at stake and it seems like business as usual for many. It’s enough to drive one to despair if one didn’t have faith in the goodness of man that NObama will be defeated!

  • With all the other things getting a pass (F&F and Libya for starters), I don’t think anything will come of this either. AT this stage, I’m thinking that if NObama was to come out in the next debate and do something bad to Romney (have to be careful what I say, wouldn’t want to go giving ideas!), the media would somehow find a way to blame it on Bush and the GOP elites would give a collective shrug. We need FAR more Tea Party Republicans elected! The GOP old guard are letting the side down, we need new, patriotic, enthusiastic, idealistic Conservatives in Congress!

    Bit of a rambling rant there… Almost deleted it when I wrote it… You may know how that goes. But decided to post it. It’s a slow day! 😉

    • Orangeone

      And it’s a great post! Glad you shared with us.

  • marketcomp

    So what is the GAI going to do about it? Barack Obama did this same thing in 2008 and nothing was done other than calling them out on it and we all know that the Obama campaign does not care about being called out on anything. In fact they were so bold that they gleefully announced their amounts raised by the Obama campaign. They have no shame in their game! It’s the Chicago style! The Marco Rubio stuff is troubling and explains why he is so anxious to incorporate an amnesty program. I find it interesting that the article says that a number of candidates are participating in this type of illegal fundraising but goes on to only elaborate on the Obama campaign. Implying that the Obama campaign has taken it to the max just like everything else they do. These campaigns should be forced to enter into a site for campaigns ran by GAI so they can stop the illegal donations. And this should consist of an oversight committee who has no ties to either republicans or democrats, especially democrats.

  • Botzilla

    They found a loophole, nothing will happen he’s Barack Obama and the media loves him.

    • NYGino

      More and more the MSM is going to be concentrating on covering their own butts. You can see it starting now. They are going to have to answer for their own duplicity.

  • It’s the “Chicago Way.” They have the best politicians money can buy. What a dirty, filthy, bunch they are, not that they would ever be audited by the IRS or any other government agency. It would be funny if it weren’t so sad. Only thing to do is beat these people by throwing Obama out of office. All that money down the drain for all those Obama bundlers? Oh, what a shame.

  • Nukeman60

    Only 2% of Obama’s donations are traceable. So, I say we pull a page out of Harry Reid’s playbook. Someone in the right media should declare that the donations came from foreign sources (they got a phone call from an anonymous source) and demand Obama prove they didn’t.

    Let the uninformed public hear the accusation first and then Obama can squirm when he can’t prove otherwise.

    • NYGino

      Great strategy Nukeman. Like your thinking.

  • It would be nice if Boehner and the boys would find their spines, somewhere in the closet or something, and at least come forward and challenge some of this crap from Obama.

    Their oath is to defend the Constitution. Not to sit on their asses and hope the vote goes their way. But time and again, we see supposed heavy hitters, like Coburn and even DeMint, backing away from any and every Chicago tactic like it’s a tar baby from tinfoil-hat land.

    Obama has violated the Constitution several times. Why can’t these chumps at least stand up with a statement of principle or a demand for the supposed Constitutional authority for Obama’s actions?

  • Army_Pilot1967

    obama will take donations from anyone/everyone because he wants to remain in office for another term! This country can’t afford that. Hopefully conservatives and independents will be fully energized and will get out and vote on November 6th.

    • Orangeone

      People are sick of his face, his voice, his spending, his lies. TVs are turned off. Let him spend for his MSM and we will continue to blog and get the truth out.

  • Pete2099

    You are getting your candidates mixed up..
    Romney and republicans are the ones which are receiving donation from U.S. chamber of Commerce which comes from a country which Romney has sent U.S. jobs and his tax free investments.

  • RocklinConservative

    This isn’t getting any traction. It’s the same as Clinton/Gore and their tea parties. What has to be done in order to feign outrage in the media for anyone besides Bush? I wish I was joking but I am totally not.

  • spin43

    We know this criminal activity goes on, but the 47% have blinders on and refuse to accept the truth. Chicago politics have come to DC to roost. The Chicago mob decided a long time ago that instead of fighting City Hall, why not be part of it.

  • bobemakk

    The usual illegalities that this administration gets away with.