Watchdogs say Mueller report offers 'roadmap' for civil penalties against Trump campaign


The Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause and Democracy 21 on Tuesday filed a supplement to an earlier complaint the groups filed in July 2017, asking the Federal Election Commission to investigate the meeting for a possible violation of campaign finance law. Civil penalties under that law, they said, did not require regulators to prove "willful" violations. "There is no 'willful' requirement for civil enforcement by the FEC, which need only find reason to believe that Trump Jr. solicited a contribution from a person he knew was a foreign national," Brendan Fischer of the Campaign Legal Center said in a statement.

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