AP Explains: Trump ‘Wall Defense Fund’ cash goes to campaign

Associated Press

"Political committees have a lot of freedom to raise money how they want," said Erin Chlopak, director of campaign finance strategy at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center. "There's no honesty requirement, per se." Andrew Herman, an attorney at Miller & Chevalier who specializes in federal campaign and election law, said that "obviously" the emails' main appeals are "completely misleading," but that the campaign does make clear in fine print how the money will be spent using standard disclaimer language.

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