Trump Said He’d Ban Foreign Lobbyist Fundraising. Now They’re Bankrolling His Campaign.
The proposal “was a half-measure that would do relatively little to address foreign election interference,” wrote the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit ethics group, in a report on Trump’s promised reform measures. “However, because foreign lobbyists often use campaign contributions and fundraising to grease the wheels for their foreign clients, such a ban could undermine the swampy nature of foreign lobbying.” At the end of the day, CLC concluded, “addressing foreign election meddling requires more than a fundraising ban.”
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