Allegations that Clinton campaign funded Trump-Russia research still pending at now-closed FEC
A complaint that alleges Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee violated campaign finance law by steering money for opposition research through a law firm is still pending with the Federal Election Commission.
The FEC, which is not operating during the government shutdown, has yet to rule on the complaint made by Campaign Legal Center (CLC) that both organizations funneled the cash to Fusion GPS, the group behind a dossier compiled by Christopher Steele – the so-called "Steele dossier."
“Opposition research can provide voters with information about the records and conduct of candidates in important areas that the candidates themselves would often rather not discuss," said Corey Goldstone, the center's media strategist.
"But to make sure that voters also have the financial information they need, federal law requires campaigns to file reports with the Federal Election Commission.
"The Clinton campaign and the DNC did not comply with their legal obligation to disclose their payments to Fusion for opposition research. Instead, they concealed the fact that any payments were made to Fusion at all. The FEC should open an investigation and – if they find a violation of federal law – impose a fine to deter future violations.”