Attorney General Janet Reno and Campaign Finance Laws

October 11, 1996

Attorney General Janet Reno yesterday said she was reviewing a request for independent council to investigate alleged violations to finance laws by both the Republican and Democrats presidential campaigns.

Common Cause has alleged that President Clinton’s primary committee, working through the Democratic National Committee, and the Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole’s primary committee, working through the Republican National Committee, illegally schemed to circumvent federal campaign finance laws. They call it the worse campaign violations since Watergate.

At a press conference, Common Cause President Anne McBride, discusses the organization’s findings.

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