The United States Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton Campaign were fined for falsifying their accounts in 2016. Both entities claimed to have spent the funds on their legal services, when they were actually used for fabricating a case against candidate Donald Trump.

Former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who was working for the research firm Fusion GPS, was brought on board to compile a dossier contending that Russian intelligence held compromising evidence on candidate Trump. Steele’s dossier constituted the key element of the attempted impeachment case against Donald Trump once he became president, the RussiaGate.

«Democrats Agree to Pay $113,000 to Settle Campaign Spending Inquiry», Charlie Savage, The New York Times, March 30, 2022.