The Huffington Post: Trump Gave 10 Times The Personal Max To Florida Attorney General
“It’s pretty clear in this case that Trump was secretly buying influence without regard to the rules,” said Brendan Fischer, associate counsel at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center.
According to Fischer, Trump may have violated disclosure requirements, “which exist so that voters can see who is supporting a candidate.”
According to Fischer at the Campaign Legal Center, the fact that Trump gave so much money so far ahead of Crist’s actual 2006 election “suggests that Trump wanted something more immediate from Crist as attorney general, rather than necessarily backing Crist’s gubernatorial run.”
According to Fischer, “the reasons for buying influence in Florida are pretty clear in this instance. It’s clear that Trump had plenty of reasons to try to evade campaign regulations.”