Lawsuit Claims Trump Campaign Disguised Millions in Spending

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The complaint, filed by the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan organization focused on campaign finance and government ethics, alleges that the president's campaign committee and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a joint fundraising committee with the Republican National Committee, violated reporting requirements set by the Federal Election Campaign Act. The Campaign Legal Center claims that firms run by Brad Parscale, who was recently replaced as Trump's campaign manager, were used to "serve as conduits that receive millions in payments from the campaign and disburse the funds to the campaign's ultimate vendors," according to the complaint. "This scheme flies in the face of transparency requirements mandated by federal law, and it leaves voters and donors in the dark about where the campaign's funds are actually going," the Campaign Legal Center said in a statement. The Campaign Legal Center alleges that by failing to report payments to its "true vendors and employees," the Trump campaign violated this federal law.

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