CBS: Trump Campaign Spams Foreign Officials' Inboxes with Fundraising Pitches
But, it's not just the morality of the emails that's under scrutiny. Current U.S. law bars candidates from soliciting donations from foreign nationals, leading two watchdog groups--the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21--to file separate complaints with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday.
"Donald Trump should have known better," Paul S. Ryan, the deputy executive director of the Campaign Legal Center, said in a statement. "It is a no-brainer that it violates the law to send fundraising emails to members of a foreign government on their official government email accounts, and yet, that's exactly what Trump has done repeatedly."