Super PAC Backing Jeb Bush Fined $390,000 For Illegal Contribution From Chinese Firm
The action is a “rare and remarkable step by the FEC, and a reminder that safeguarding our elections against foreign interference is in America’s vital national security interests,” said the Campaign Legal Center President, Trevor Potter, a former Republican chairman of the FEC. “This illegal $1.3 million contribution is unmistakable proof that Citizens United opened the floodgates” to hidden foreign money in U.S. campaigns, and it is “surely the tip of the iceberg,” he warned in a statement. Corporations offer an easy cover for foreign actors to “influence elections, usually without detection,” Campaign Legal Center’s Brendan Fischer said.
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