International Business Times: Donald Trump Jr. May Have Broken Campaign Finance Laws. Did Clinton Backers Do The Same?
In order to determine whether there was a violation of the law, “we’d want to know more information and the nature of the interaction between the DNC consultant and the Ukrainian embassy,” Brendan Fischer, director of federal and FEC reform at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, told International Business Times. “If Ukraine was spending money to conduct research on Paul Manafort for the purpose of influencing the U.S. election and provided that information to the DNC with the intent of influencing the election, it would be a violation of campaign finance law,” he said. If, in her capacity as a DNC consultant, Chalupa solicited this research with the same intent, she would have violated that same law.