Complaint accuses Trump campaign of masking $170 million in spending
The Campaign Legal Center said in the 81-page-filing that the president’s reelection campaign and campaign committee hid $170 million in spending to major vendors as well as family members and associates by diverting the money through firms headed by Brad Parscale, who was replaced as campaign manager earlier this month, as well as other senior campaign officials. “This scheme flies in the face of transparency requirements mandated by federal law, and it leaves voters and donors in the dark about where the campaign’s funds are actually going,” said Trevor Potter, a former Republican FEC chair and the president of the Campaign Legal Center. The complaint cited media reporting that Parscale Strategy has been paying the salaries of Guilfoyle and Lara Trump, the wife of Eric Trump, the president’s son. According to the Campaign Legal Center, the campaign has paid Parscale Strategy more than $2 million in the 2020 cycle, including nearly $50,000 a month since the start of the year.
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