‘Illegal for any person’: FEC chair rebuts Trump’s views on foreign election assistance

Following President Donald Trump’s controversial statement that there would be “nothing wrong” with accepting political dirt from foreign foes, the chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission released a statement reiterating applicable law.

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“I would not have thought that I needed to say this,” Ellen Weintraub tweeted in a caption accompanying her statement on the matter.

“Let me make something 100 percent clear to the American public and anyone running for public office: 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,” she stated.


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