the Liberal party's political rapporteur, Britt Baker, is now saying after a great deal of hesitation, that she has done nothing wrong in connection with a case relating to the donations to her for 100,000 dollars.
'I don't know what it is for a maneuver you are referring to. I have followed the rules, says Baker in a written comment.
She has not wanted to run up to the interview, but on Wednesday, writing the answer on a number of questions about the case.
the Above is an answer to the question whether she has made a similar maneuver up to the upcoming election.
the maneuver is believed that she in connection with the 2015 elections received a total of 100,000 dollars anonymously from companies owned by the same selskabsejer.
the Law says that the parties and politicians must publish the identity of donors who give more than 20,000 dollars in support.
the Donation was in this case split up into five donations at every 20,000 crowns from the companies, which were owned by the same person.
Thus the maneuver is not illegal.
Baker says that all rules are adhered to and that there is therefore no case. Who selskabsejeren was, she will not tell.
'first, it is not me as a person who has received the contributions. It is my erstwhile circuit, which received 20,000 crowns from five different companies.'
'secondly, I have already indicated who the contributions came from: They came from five different companies, and I provided the REGISTRATION numbers of the five companies,' says Baker.
'Was the money from the same person, or was it donations from businesses, which were merely owned by the same person?'
'It was donations from five different companies, and it is that which I am.'
'the Rules are such that if more companies, each of which constitute separate legal persons, is included in a koncernforbund or have the same group of owners, each grant of 20,000 dollars or less for a party, but where the companies in the affiliated to with on together have made over 20,000 dollars for the party, then the name and address of the affiliated or individual companies is not disclosed in the financial statements,' she says.
- Is it the intention that, for example, through several companies owned by the same person can keep donors anonymous, although donations exceeding 20,000 dollars combined?
'I am to what the rules say, and they are quite clear,' says Baker, and repeats the words from the last reply.
- do you Know of other colleagues who have done or doing something similar?
'I know that my colleagues follow the rules,' she says.
- does it make sense with a limit of 20,000 crowns, for example, if you can donate more via various companies?
'That is how the law is. And we must all follow,' says Baker.
In 2015 tried Baker to be elected into Parliament for the first time, which we succeeded in.
Since then, things have moved quickly for the Bagers political career. In may last year, she was promoted to the political rapporteur for the Left.
the Post as a political rapporteur was vacant, as Jakob Ellemann-Jensen (V) was the environment and food.