White House tries to separate official business from the campaign with limited success
The president’s taxpayer-funded event began with fiery warm-up speeches from his son Donald Trump Jr. and the Trump campaign’s fundraising chief, Kimberly Guilfoyle, that also mocked Biden. “The rules are very blurry. There have been calls for literally decades to make them clearer,” said Adav Noti, a former associate general counsel of the Federal Elections Commission and chief of staff at the Campaign Legal Center. “Past presidents have been careful to err on the side of caution and really clearly demarcate their campaign activity from their office holder activity,” Noti added. “This administration has not erred on the side of caution.”
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