The Washington Free Beacon is reporting Monday morning that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign has never refunded a donation from the owner of a website that fellow democrats have described as an “online brothel” directly linked to underage prostitution.
The report states:
Jim Larkin, a former co-owner of Backpage, gave a $5,400 contribution on July 26, 2016, to the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising effort between the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and more than 30 state Democratic parties. The money was then transferred to Hillary for America, Clinton's campaign committee.
The campaign appears to have not returned the money to Larkin, a search of Federal Election Commission records shows. A number of Democratic politicians in Arizona have come under fire as a result of the contributions they received from Backpage's former co-owners as their legal troubles began to mount ...
The controversy surrounding Backpage.com spilled over after Arizona State University partnered with the Phoenix Police Department and found that 80 percent of the postings on the adult section portion of the website involved prostitution. More than 900 ads were found in the Phoenix area alone, including advertisements for underage girls.
The report also states that the Senate unanimously passed a resolution last year to hold Backpage in contempt of Congress for not obeying a subpoena, and for refusing to provide any documentation that they were combating sex trafficking. Arrest warrants for the company’s leadership were eventually issued in a separate California investigation.