Jill Stein's Recount Cash Pays for Her Russia Legal Defense
Money that Jill Stein raised to recount votes in 2016 swing states is being used by her campaign to pay for legal bills stemming from the investigation of Russian interference in the last presidential election.
Adav Noti, the FEC’s associate general counsel for policy from 2013 to 2017, echoed that sentiment.
“The short answer is that I believe Stein’s spending is likely compliant with FEC rules,” Noti, now senior director for trial litigation at the Campaign Legal Center, wrote in an email. “The somewhat longer answer is that for many years the FEC has allowed candidates and political parties to get away with pretty much anything in the context of recount accounts, so the restrictions on those accounts, to the extent there can even be said to be restrictions, are a complete mess.”