Trump's fundraising efforts take a sketchy turn with bogus claim


Adav Noti, a senior director at the Campaign Legal Center, explained, "The laws and rules that protect political donors from misleading fundraising are quite weak. It's illegal to defraud donors by claiming you're raising money for political purposes when you're actually keeping the money – people have gone to prison for that. But it's generally not illegal for a politician to raise money around a position that differs from the position they take on actual legislation. Every once in a while a donor tries to sue to get their money back based on a politician not keeping fundraising promises, but those suits basically never succeed."

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