A well-placed U.S. intelligence official, familiar with the just-published Government Accountability Institute report on illegal foreign fundraising by Federal candidates, said that it was "impossible" for President Obama to have raised $180 million in the month of September from donors who gave less than $200 and therefore did not have their names submitted to the Federal Elections Commission. The boost in questionable funds flowing into the Obama campaign coincided with panic in Europe and other parts of the world that Obama might lose his reelection campaign. In Europe, in particular, Obama's reelection is considered vital, to assure that the deal by Ben Bernanke to underwrite the ECB and ESM bailouts of Europe's bankrupt banks is intact. Romney has said he would replace Bernanke as Fed Chairman, and he attacked the "too-big-to-fail" bailout clauses of the Dodd-Frank bill.
The source added that, with middle class incomes down consistently during the entire four years of the Obama Presidency, the idea that so many people would contribute in the range of $200 in one month was "astonishing." He concluded that this gave serious traction to the idea that illegal foreign funds have been laundered into the Obama campaign coffers—and at a gross accelerated rate in the past month.