FEC Chair: Illegal for Candidates to Solicit Foreign Help in U.S. Elections

HeadlineOct 04, 2019

Trump’s appeal to foreign leaders to investigate the Bidens appears to be a direct violation of campaign finance law. Federal Elections Commission Chair Ellen Weintraub retweeted a statement she wrote last June, warning, “It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election. This is not a novel concept.” Trump may be getting what he wants: The Wall Street Journal is reporting Ukraine’s top prosecutor is reviewing past investigations into a gas company linked to Joe Biden’s son, and may reopen investigations amid pressure from President Trump.

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