Tag: Federal Election Commission

Trump Campaign Invests Big in Small Donors, and Reaps Rewards

WASHINGTON — Democrats have traditionally trounced Republicans when it comes to raising money from small donors, but President Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign is spending heavily to try to change that. As they prepare for a re-election fight in which grass-roots Democratic fund-raisers are expected to be particularly energized to defeat the president, Mr. Trump’s three […]

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How Mueller Can ‘Fix His Mistakes’

When Robert Mueller testifies on July 17, members of Congress should not expect new revelations. Instead, they should ask tough questions about his legal errors and the loopholes he created. President Trump’s recent comments about foreign meetings and opposition research (“I think I’d take it”) produced controversy and confusion across the political spectrum. But he […]

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Representative Duncan Hunter’s Wife Pleads Guilty in Corruption Case

The wife of Representative Duncan Hunter of California pleaded guilty on Thursday to one criminal count in a case in which she and her husband were accused of using more than $200,000 in campaign funds for personal use — including lavish dinners, vacations, private school for their children, and even plane tickets for their pet […]

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Election Rules Are an Obstacle to Cybersecurity of Presidential Campaigns

One year out from the 2020 elections, presidential candidates face legal roadblocks to acquiring the tools and assistance necessary to defend against the cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns that plagued the 2016 presidential campaign. Federal laws prohibit corporations from offering free or discounted cybersecurity services to federal candidates. The same law also blocks political parties from […]

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