The Intercept: FEC Commissioner, Citing The Intercept, Calls for Ban on Foreign Money in Politics


Whether APIC in the end followed those guidelines is an open question. The Campaign Legal Center, a watchdog organization focused on money in politics, has filed a complaint asking the FEC to open an investigation into APIC’s donations. “Current FEC rules allowing foreign-owned U.S. subsidiaries to spend in our elections, as long as citizens control the contributions, are clearly inadequate to prevent foreign influence,” Larry Noble, the Campaign Legal Center’s general counsel, wrote in a statement accompanying the complaint. “Yet the evidence shows that even those lax rules were violated here.”

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