For Ukraine Help, Giuliani Turned to Unlikely Florida Fixers

Associated Press

The Campaign Legal Center, a non-partisan campaign finance watchdog based in Washington, filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission in July 2018, alleging that Global Energy Producers was essentially a shell company used to make political donations, the funds for which originated from unknown sources. The center last summer amended its complaint to include the wire transfers showing the movement of the funds from Aaron Investments I to the Trump-allied PAC. “As a result of this secrecy scheme, the public didn’t know that Trump was backed by shady characters with questionable connections and a trail of failed ventures,” said Brendan Fischer, an attorney who is the director for federal reform at the Campaign Legal Center.

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