ABC News: Carly Fiorina Campaign: Money From Paid Speeches Went Directly to Charity
Campaign legal expert Paul S. Ryan said the fact that the honorarium for the speeches went straight to charity and not through Fiorina’s campaign is an important technical distinction in Fiorina's defense.
“Anytime you are seeing money go to a candidate, the question is whether it is a contribution,” said Ryan, senior counsel for the Campaign Legal Center. “Given that neither Mrs. Fiorina nor her campaign received any money, there are no apparent legal issues.”
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