Opinion: How America’s System of Legalized Corruption Brought Us to the Brink of Impeachment
In this particular case, Parnas and Fruman bought access with illegal funds. They laundered their $325,000 super PAC contribution through a shell corporation, triggering Campaign Legal Center’s July 2018 complaint, which helped lead to their arrest last month. But if the pair had just given to the super PAC in their own names, their purchase of a Presidential audience would never have drawn prosecutors’ scrutiny. The cash-for-access transaction itself was perfectly legal, and far too commonplace in our big money-dominated political system.
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