Politico: Expert: Clinton joint fundraising effort falls into 'gray area'


"It clearly goes against what was intended for the joint fundraising committees," said Larry Noble, the general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, who served for 13 years as general counsel at the Federal Election Commission.

Looking at one example of a joint fundraising appeal, Noble remarked, "This is clearly a solicitation for Hillary Clinton," and not in the way joint fundraising committees were intended to be used.

Nothing in Deutsch's letter is on its face incorrect, Noble said. Whether it's illegal? It's a "gray area," he added, warning that these sorts of arrangements would only grow unless they are stopped.

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