Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Did the Trump Campaign violate Federal election laws?

Philip Bump of the Chicago Tribune took a close look at the statement by Meredith McIver (see my previous post) and notes something fishy.  McIver says “I’m an in-house staff writer for the Trump Organization.”  Her confession is written on stationary with The Trump Organization letterhead.

So what?  This what.

McIver says she works for the Trump Organization, not the Trump Campaign.  If the Trump Campaign did not contract with her to do the speech writing, they may have used corporate resources for political purposes.  That could violate federal law and be a criminal offense if it was done “willingly and knowingly.” 

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