ENDORSEMENT BANNER ON UNION HALL MIGHT HAVE CAUSED CONFUSION

by Sharon Rondeau

(Aug. 12, 2016) — On August 5, ABC News and other outlets reported that the FBI conducted raids in “at least ten locations” in Philadelphia and New Jersey which included the office of the Philadelphia electricians’ union, the IBEW, and Philadelphia City Hall, among other locations.

An Associated Press article about the raids was widely circulated among many media outlets across the country.

The focus of the investigation appears to be two individuals, Philadelphia city councilman Bobby Henon and IBEW president John J. Dougherty, as well as the IBEW itself.  Henon and Dougherty are described as “close associates.”

By Monday, August 8, some sources were reporting that the Hillary Clinton campaign headquarters in Philadelphia was also raided.  According to the FBI, however, those reports are not accurate.

The inaccuracies may have stemmed from the fact that the IBEW endorsed Clinton for president earlier this year and that Dougherty was described as a “Hillary supporter.

Both PI and HotAir.com reported that a Clinton endorsement banner hangs from the front of the union hall, making it appear like a campaign office.  “As it turns out, though, the FBI didn’t raid a Hillary Clinton campaign office last Friday — they raided a union hall that looked like a campaign office. In fact, the Philadelphia IBEW location looked more like a campaign office than a real campaign office would,” HotAir wrote on August 9.

On Wednesday, The Post & Email contacted FBI National Press Office to ask if the Clinton Philadelphia campaign office was encompassed in the raids, to which the following response was received:

Ms. Rondeau,

I can confirm FBI personnel were involved in law enforcement activity at the union hall on Friday but there was no nexus with a Clinton campaign location in the course of their activities.

SSA Matthew Bertron
FBI National Press Office
Email address redacted

Clinton’s Philadelphia campaign office is located at 520 North Delaware Avenue, Suite 202, Philadelphia, PA 19123, and the IBEW address is 1701 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, 19130.

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  1. Sharon,

    Sorry Sharon I was trying to be stylistically clever to highlight the double standard employed by the DOJ et. al. and what is expected of the press by the present corrupt administration.

    I never meant to question, for a single moment, your journalistic integrity, credentials or dedication to the truth.
    Please accept my apologies.
    ELmo

  2. Dear Sharon,

    It’s beyond reason to even consider that a Clinton Campaign or DNC Office would ever be raided by the FBI/DOJ (or any other Government entity) for ANY REASON WHATEVER!!

    Consider:
    We’ve got a fraud in the White House and a valid law enforcement investigation has been conducted to prove the fraud and NO GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY: not the FBI, not the Courts (State or Federal), not the Secret Service, not the CIA, not the NSA, not the DOJ, not Congress, Not our “Constitution loving Press” Not even a majority of the American electorate seem to give a damn (even though the fraud is destroying the country while he’s allowed his illegal occupation of that office.

    What were you thinking?
    They’re all above the law –
    Step in line with the rest of Media Sheep.

    ELMO