Republicans consider South Lawn of the White House for Donald Trump’s convention speech
Kedric L. Payne, the senior director of ethics at the Campaign Legal Center, said a political speech at the White House would “become another example of the president exposing gaps in the law that must be closed,” while raising a number of complications. “Government employees cannot wear or display campaign material at the White House,” he said. “The RNC would have a difficult time arguing that they can reimburse for the expenses, because how do you calculate such things as the fair market value of the White House lawn?”
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