Steve Bannon indictment highlights loopholes in political spending transparency

Open Secrets

Last month, the Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging the Trump campaign concealed $170 million in spending by routing the money through two firms that then funneled the money to undisclosed vendors. The group’s president and former Republican FEC commissioner Trevor Potter said the tactic “flies in the face of transparency requirements mandated by federal law, and it leaves voters and donors in the dark about where the campaign’s funds are actually going.”

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