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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 06:29 AM

Watchdog group accuses Trump campaign of hiding $170 million in spending

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s reelection effort hid nearly $170 million in spending from mandatory public disclosure by routing payments through companies tied to his former campaign manager, a government oversight group alleged Tuesday.

The use of firms linked to former campaign manager Brad Parscale masked the ultimate recipients of the money, which the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center described as a “laundering” effort that violates election law, according to a complaint the group filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Trump communications director Tim Murtaugh disputed the allegations and said the “campaign complies with all campaign finance laws and FEC regulations.”

Most of the payments by Trump’s campaign committees were made to American Made Media Consultants, which has received at least $177 million since 2018, according to FEC records. The other firm, Parscale Strategy, has collected at least $32 million during that period, the records show.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2020-07-28/watchdog-group-trump-campaign-improperly-masking-payments

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TexasTowelie Jul 2020 OP
no_hypocrisy Jul 2020 #1
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 2020 #2

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Wed Jul 29, 2020, 07:36 AM

1. While I don't cry for the 1% who donated as much as they could/can to the Trump campaign,

I do experience a combination of disbelief and anger for those who barely had any money who made contributions. It's similar to those who donate to the religious charlatans and the money goes towards a second jet, air conditioned dog houses, and more.

A fool and his money are soon parted. That would apply even if the money had gone to the campaign. But the money went directly to Donald Trump and is unaccounted for. The blatant illegality (embezzlement) is remarkable.

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