Buzzfeed News: Donald Trump Used $55K Of Campaign Funds To Buy His Own Book


And if Trump received royalties from the bulk purchase, it would have constituted an “illegal conversion of campaign funds to personal use,” Paul Ryan, of the nonpartisan nonprofit Campaign Legal Center told the outlet.

Under Federal Election Committee rules, Ryan said, “It’s fine for a candidate’s book to be purchased by his committee, but it’s impermissible to receive royalties from the publisher…That amounts to an illegal conversion of campaign funds to personal use.”

“The bottom line is, no money of this $55,000 from the book can end up in Donald Trump’s pocket without violating federal law,” Ryan told the Daily Beast.

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