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FEC: Obama’s Campaign Paid Over 5 Million To Law Firm… To Keep His Records Sealed?

(TheObamaFile) The following is information that was compiled from the official Federal Elections Commission (FEC) website for disbursements from the Obama campaign to Robert Bauer’s law firm of Perkins Coie, which represents Obama in various eligibility and records suits.

Perkins Coie does not appear in the pre-general election filing. You are free to pursue any further information that is of interest.  But one would assume that the official FEC website to which the Obama and other campaigns must report their financial activity would be taken by even the most skeptical among us as valid documentation of the reported $1 million to $6 million, or anything in between, figure illegally expended to defend the eligibility suits.

This information is about the legal fees AND RENT(?) only of that one law firm, not the Department of Justice attorneys that have also represented Obama in several courts, court fees, or other related costs.

Note:  When the queries return their results, search the table on “Perkins” or “Coie”


ALL FILINGS BY OBAMA FOR AMERICA — C00431445

1st Quarter, 2012, FEC report for Obama for America was not yet posted, as of 6/15/2012.  I contacted the folks at the FEC and they have informed me that the Obama for America (C00431445) committee has been filing monthly since February 2012. So there are no quarterly reports for 2012. Monthly reports for October, November and December, 2012 have not yet been posted. 

      • September 2012 FEC report for Obama for America (August)

                Perkins Coie: $289,917.27 

      • August 2012 FEC report for Obama for America (July)

                Perkins Coie: $111,282.63

      • July 2012 FEC report for Obama for America (June)

                Perkins Coie:  $218,427.02 

      • June 2012 FEC report for Obama for America (May)

                Perkins Coie:  $147,960.43 

      • May 2012 FEC report for Obama for America (April)

                Perkins Coie:  $146,663.73 

      • April 2012 FEC report for Obama for America (March)

                Perkins Coie:  $201,199.13

      • March 2012 FEC report for Obama for America (February)

                Perkins Coie:  $317,707.53

      • February 2012 FEC report for Obama for America (January)

                Perkins Coie:  $257,042.32

      • Year End, 2011, FEC report for Obama for America

                Perkins Coie: $168,367.29 

      • 3rd Quarter, 2011, FEC report for Obama for America

                Perkins Coie:  $248,953.65 

      • 2nd Quarter, 2011, FEC report for Obama for America

                Perkins Coie:  $101,838.31

      • 1st Quarter, 2011, FEC report for Obama for America

                Perkins Coie:  $165,008.20 


      Note:  The above query is now failing, but the number is what the FEC reported earlier this year. I have reported it to the FEC. Carlos Luna, of the FEC, responded and says a candidate must be an Active (Declared) Presidential Candidate before the deadline of a particular report (Q1, Q2, …etc) for their report summary totals to display here.  The Q1 (while it was previous displayed) was removed, because The Obama for America first quarter report was filed before the Obama statement of candidacy was filed.

      • Year End, 2010, FEC report for Obama for America

                Perkins Coie:  $241,422.79

      • 3rd Quarter, 2010, FEC report for Obama for America

                Perkins Coie:  $234,284.82

      • 2nd Quarter, 2010, FEC report for Obama for America

                Perkins Coie:  $248,483.94

      • 1st Quarter, 2010

                Perkins Coie:  $261,206.69 

      • October 2009 quarterly:

                Perkins Coie:  $314,018.06

      • July 2009 quarterly:

                Perkins Coie:  $270,754.18

      • April quarterly

                Perkins Coie:  $688,316.42

       

      • Year-End 2008

                Perkins Coie:  $173,052.52

       

      • Amended post-general election:

                Perkins Coie:  $205,323.00