Trump Hit With New Investigation on Campaign Finance Violations
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FEATURING SHANNA CLEVELAND – President Donald Trump has been hit with new allegations around potential campaign finance violations involving hush money to yet another former Playboy model. In this case, Elliott Broidy, the deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee is alleged to have made a $1.6 million payment which could be an undeclared campaign contribution.
This instance mirrors some of the facts in the case of Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen making a payment to the model who goes by the name Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election. The group Free Speech for People has filed a complaint to the Federal Election Commission and written a letter to the Justice Department demanding an investigation into the Broidy payments.
The complaint comes at the same time as the New York Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against the Trump Foundation also on the basis of potential violations of campaign finance laws. The suit aims to dissolve the Trump Foundation and bar Trump and his three children from serving on non-profit boards.
Shanna Cleveland, Senior Counsel at Free Speech For People.