Publisher Stonewalls as Ethics Questions Swirl Around Omar Book
Ilhan Omar inked a lucrative book deal after her election to Congress. "It's very clear, a member cannot receive an advance payment on copyright royalties," said Brendan Fischer, the director of the Federal Reform Program at the Campaign Legal Center. Omar is writing her book with the assistance of a research and writing collaborator and, according to Fischer, House rules prohibit that collaborator to receive an advance.
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