Spurred by Cindy Yang reports, watchdog group wants FEC probe of Trump donations

Miami Herald

The complaint, filed Wednesday by the Washington, D.C.-based Campaign Legal Center, cites concerns that the foreign money is coming into the campaign through a burgeoning online industry selling campaign fundraising event tickets to wealthy Chinese individuals hoping to gain access to the president. Brendan Fischer, director of federal reform at CLC, said there is “clearly a pattern” of access-brokers selling foreigners a way into U.S. political fundraisers, making it likely that they were being reimbursed directly or indirectly for political contributions, which would be illegal.

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