CLC v. FEC (Dismissal Suit—Trump Campaign Subvendor Reporting)

Campaign Legal Center (CLC) has sued the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for its dismissal of CLC’s administrative complaint alleging that then-President Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign committee (and an associated fundraising committee) violated federal campaign finance reporting requirements. The lawsuit is based on an administrative complaint CLC filed with the FEC in July 2020 and supplemented in January 2021, which alleged that the committees routed payments to campaign vendors through firms with close ties to the campaign, concealing the details of the committees’ spending from the public.