How Trump’s Ukraine Call Could Violate Campaign Finance Laws

The Washington Post

President Donald Trump’s repeated prodding of the Ukrainian president to “do us a favor” by investigating Joe Biden and his son is destined to play a central role in the impeachment inquiry against him and could amount to an illegal request for a campaign contribution from a foreign citizen. “Given the context of the call, President Trump created an implicit understanding that U.S. support for Ukraine and taxpayer-funded security aid to Ukraine was hanging in the balance,” said Trevor Potter, a Republican former FEC commissioner who is now president of the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center.

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