Trump Settlement Admits Campaign Finance Crimes, Watchdog Says


Despite a signed settlement describing clear campaign finance violations, the FEC is unlikely to take action against President Trump because it lacks the quorum needed to make official decisions. “Trump and his campaign misused millions of dollars of charitable resources to influence the 2016 campaign and violated campaign finance law in doing so,” Brendan Fischer, director of federal reform at CLC, told Sludge. “Trump has paid a $2 million penalty and the Trump Foundation has agreed to dissolve, but Trump and his campaign might still be on the hook for campaign finance violations.”

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