The Hill: Watchdogs to DOJ: Trump Jr. meeting broke campaign finance laws


"The evidence is clear that Don Jr. knew that the offer of opposition campaign research came from the Russian government, and the law is clear that giving such valuable research for free would have been a contribution to the Trump campaign,” said Brendan Fischer of the Campaign Legal Center in a statement. 

“By soliciting that contribution and arranging and attending a meeting to receive it, Don Jr. clearly violated the prohibition against soliciting a contribution from a foreign national,” continued Fischer, the director of the federal and FEC reform program at the group.

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