Call Recording - Yes, Asking Foreign Governments for Political Favors Breaks the Law

President Donald Trump speaking on the phone in the oval office
President Donald J. Trump speaks on the phone in the Oval Office Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Official Whte House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian. Public Domain.

Campaign Legal Center hosted “Yes, Asking Foreign Governments for Political Favors Breaks the Law,” a conference call on foreign election interference, the president’s recent campaign finance violations, and abuses of power.

During the call, CLC experts discussed the criminal indictment of two Ukrainian-Americans for campaign finance violations, which were uncovered in a CLC complaint to the Federal Election Commission.  

CLC’s complaint outlined how Soviet-born Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman laundered six-figure contributions to President Trump’s super PAC through a shell corporation.

The complaint helped trigger a series of revelations showing how the pair leveraged the access their contribution had afforded to deepen their connections with figures close to the president.

Graphic explaining of the connections between various groups and individuals.


Read more about CLC’s actions to hold President Trump accountable for legal violations involving Ukraine.

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