Complaint: Trump Campaign Violated Federal Law's Soft Money Ban


CLC filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that Donald Trump, his 2016 campaign committee, and the Donald J. Trump Foundation violated federal campaign finance law by soliciting and spending “soft money” funds in connection with his 2016 run for president. The complaint provides evidence and analysis in addition to the New York State Attorney General’s FEC referral on June 14.

Federal law prohibits candidates and their agents from soliciting and spending funds in connection with an election that don’t comply with federal contribution limits and reporting requirements.

On November 21, 2019, CLC filed a supplemental complaint with the FEC outlining additional facts. CLC also flagged this matter for DOJ.