Trump Campaign Knew Consultant Was Behind Joe Biden Parody Site. Does That Make it a Campaign Finance Violation?
Adav Noti, the senior director for trial litigation at the Campaign Legal Center and a former acting assistant general counsel at the FEC, told Newsweek that a critical factor in determining coordination would be whether any of Mauldin's work was done on campaign time or using campaign resources. Noti said that the propriety of Mauldin's work would hinge on "the structure of his relationship with the campaign." "It matters what the campaign knew about the activity and whether they explicitly or implicitly condoned or blessed it," he said. "It's very fact-specific, so it depends on what their response was to knowing."
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