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-- now -- bring in Al Salvi now he ran for the senate.
As a Republican in the state of Illinois he ran against Democrat -- -- and this is back in 1996 the lowest low enough.
Now she's at the center of the current -- scandal at that time she was at the Federal Election Commission.
Salvi says he was hit with complaints when he loaned himself money.
That's when this Salvi said ms.
low -- offered him this -- quoting him.
If you promise never to run for office again will draw in this case Al -- joins us now.
Was it wouldn't that was a -- Get it get out of this rice or else.
Did she say that to you personally in a phone conversation it was this written down some -- No she said it I asked her to put it in writing but she said they don't do it which made me think who is somewhat suspicious how did you -- -- at that time.
The federal elections commission -- after me and going back to 96.
-- this was a big story it was on the front page of all the papers.
And it really hurt my campaign and ultimately ruin my political career.
Maybe that's for the -- but the point is that -- -- Her accusation.
Was proven to be without merit that federal district court threw it out and the federal appellate court agreed.
But she went after me and she made my life miserable for four and a half years what policies because Florida -- I want to link this to the current -- scandal because there is I think -- direct link.
-- and -- did to you in 1996 when you're running against a prominent Democrat for the senate to the United States of America what she did back then.
Is in my opinion mirrored to some degree in what she did with a tax exempt office.
One -- to body groups came to -- tax exemption.
I mean I beat each seems to -- there's a direct link to what she did to you then.
And what she is done allegedly and admittedly.
Fifty body groups now there was a direct connect I I agree with that and that's why and -- I -- left my happy little private life because.
I don't want her to do this to anybody else I read an article that -- what she's always been bipartisan.
A political she's been a competent bureaucrat.
But in the case against me.
She was very partisan she clearly did not like conservatives I wasn't the only -- she used the power of the Federal Election Commission milliseconds now and I'll I'll one up a -- limited time that I want you to tell me what tone of voice did ms.
-- use when she was telling you get out or else.
Well they are very powerful.
And I was just one person and I felt very threatened.
And then after I widen.
This is something very important that I haven't been able to share yet.
After we won that case and my political -- was over.
And the newspapers didn't cover the fact that it turned out that I was right in the federal elections commission was wrong.
A couple months later this.
Two FBI agents came to my home and they day out and said they wanted to interview me and I didn't take the Fifth Amendment.
About a 2000 dollar contribution that my mother gave to my campaign where did she get that kind of money -- And then they interviewed it my elderly mother.
And I told mom tell the truth she should you contributed to your son's campaign.
And the FBI agents came back to me in these -- in this I think they knew they are being used politically.
You know lowest floor was -- to me and she didn't let go and I don't think a person like that should be enough.
A position of power much less run DO Obama care -- programs so that's why I'm here on TVMR -- we really appreciate you coming on board today that was a very interesting story about the FBI visiting -- about a contribution from -- -- that's.
-- -- -- Well -- you sir thanks for coming on board so we appreciate you being with our.
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