A PAC Backed by Giuliani Henchmen Spent Millions for Member Who Targeted Ukraine Ambassador
The Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit campaign finance watchdog, filed an FEC complaint against the National Rifle Association last year under similar circumstances, arguing that the legally required firewall is farcical when the same executive oversees ad buys for both a campaign and an allied super PAC. “It appears that the coordination scheme pioneered by the NRA has also been adopted by the president’s super PAC,” said Brendan Fischer, CLC’s director of federal and FEC reforms. “The NRA used common vendors to coordinate potentially tens of millions of dollars with the Trump campaign in the 2016 election, and Trump’s super PAC appears to have replicated the scheme in 2018.”
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