How We’re Watching Impeachment

The New York Times

It opened a shell restaurant called the Blue Donkey, registered it for orders through unwitting food delivery services and created fake menu items that were stand-ins for campaign contributions. The idea was that corporate employees could place orders using their company’s lunch benefits, but instead of receiving food, they’d be donating the company’s money to the presidential campaigns of Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren or Andrew Yang. “A person who uses their meal benefit to place this order, knowing that the benefits are going to be used to make a political contribution, is helping to aid a straw donation because the true source of the funds are not being properly attributed,” said Brendan Fischer, director of federal reform at the Campaign Legal Center. “The MSCHF employees who are making contributions in their own name using other people’s money are also violating the straw donor ban.”

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