PBS Newshour: Watchdog groups file complaint with FEC accusing Donald Trump Jr. of breaking campaign finance law


“The evidence is clear that Don Jr. knew that the offer of opposition campaign research came from the Russian government, and the law is clear that giving such valuable research for free would have been a contribution to the Trump campaign,” Brendan Fischer, the director of federal and FEC reform program at Campaign Legal Center, said.

The filing also names Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and a senior adviser, and Paul Manafort, who served as President Trump’s campaign manager, alleging that both men also violated FEC law by participating in the meeting the president’s son set up with a Russian attorney in June of 2016.

The groups asked the FEC in the complaint to “determine and impose appropriate sanctions for any and all violations.”

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