Watchdog accuses Trump campaign of laundering $170M in campaign funds


A campaign finance watchdog group on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission accusing President Donald Trump’s campaign of laundering $170 million in campaign spending. The complaint filed by the Campaign Legal Center, a non-partisan organization based in Washington, D.C., said the Trump campaign and an authorized joint financing committee broke the law by spending the campaign funds through firms headed by Trump's former campaign manager, Brad Parscale, without disclosing the exact expenditures. "The campaign reported millions in payment -- American Made and Parscale Strategy -- which disbursed the funds to the campaign's ultimate vendors," the CLC said. "Ultimately, this hid millions in payments to companies engaged in significant work for the campaign, as well as payments to Trump family members or associates like Lara Trump and Kimberly Guilfoyle."

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