International Business Times: Donald Trump Jr. Russia Meeting Violated Campaign Finance Laws, Government Watchdog Alleges


Brendan Fischer, federal and FEC reform director at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, tweeted Monday morning that such opposition research would constitute an “in-kind” donation—something of value given free of charge—and that arranging a meeting to receive that information qualifies as solicitation...

The Trump campaign itself was the subject of an earlier complaint from last June by the Campaign Legal Center, alleging that the campaign violated this same prohibition on soliciting foreign donations by sending out fundraising emails to dozens of foreign politicians. The case is still pending before the FEC, which is gridlocked.

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