Wednesday, June 29, 2016
From U. S. News:
Members of Parliament from multiple countries have all complained they received fundraising messages from Donald Trump's campaign accounts. (PATRICK SEMANSKY/AP)
A campaign finance watchdog is accusing Donald Trump of breaking federal law by soliciting donations from non- U.S. citizens after politicians from several countries complained they had received emails from his campaign.
The Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit whose aim is to promote the enforcement of federal election finance laws, filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission accusing the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign of "violating black-letter federal law."
Over the past two weeks, members of Parliament from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Denmark and Finland have all complained they received fundraising messages from the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign accounts
Lawmakers seemed baffled, even angry, that they were being targeted by Trump. Many shared screenshots of their inboxes flooded with messages signed by Trump himself, his sons, Eric and Donald Jr., and campaign manager Paul Manafort.
Will anything come of this complaint? Trump and his helpers are in clear violation of the federal law, which is quite specific.