The Record: $400K donation in Trump report came from Englewood address that does not exist
The Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 argued in a complaint filed Tuesday that the Federal Election Commission should punish Trump's inaugural committee for not even trying to gather accurate information about who gave a record $106 million for events surrounding the Jan. 20 inauguration, and only addressing the false disclosures that resulted after the media complained.
"There was a pattern of erroneous reporting," said Brendan Fischer, an attorney for the Campaign Legal Center. "It appears the committee didn’t even maintain the minimal level of diligence required to comply with the law..."
Fischer, the attorney, said that with more than $100 million raised, the committee had the resources to hire someone to handle proper compliance with the law.
"We're hoping the FEC will open an investigation and identify how many records on the report were erroneous or false so the public has full information about who financially supported the inaugural committee and who may be trying to buy influence in the Trump administration," Fischer said.
"We hope they will impose civil penalties to deter this sort of thing from happening in the future," he said.