The American Prospect: The FEC’s Open Hostilities, Dysfunction, and Intimidation Foreshadowed the Trump Era


Personal assaults on individual federal workers represent “a dangerous trend in government,” said former FEC general counsel Lawrence M. Noble, now general counsel for the Campaign Legal Center, at this week’s CAP forum. He noted that such attacks intimidate employees, make it hard for them to do their jobs, drive qualified workers from government service, can subject public servants to costly lawsuits, and—in the age of social media—even threaten their personal safety.

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