LA Times: Donald Trump's campaign spent $50,000 on his latest book


Paul S. Ryan, the FEC program director and associate legal counsel for the watchdog group the Campaign Legal Center (and no relation to the house speaker from Wisconsin), told the Daily Beast that Trump is not allowed to receive royalties from the purchase.

“It may be the case for a candidate to instead donate those royalties to charity — that might be a permissible arrangement,” he said. “But the bottom line is, no money of this $55,000 from the book can end up in Donald Trump’s pocket without violating federal law.”

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