Trump accused of campaign finance violations in FEC complaint | donald trump

A Democratic fundraising organization has announced it is filing a complaint with the Federal Election Commission in which it accuses former President Donald Trump of violating campaign finance laws by spending political funds on a candidacy presidential candidate of 2024 without officially declaring his candidacy for 2024.

The American Bridge Super Pac, which filed the lawsuit on Monday, said in the complaint that “Trump unlawfully used his leadership PAC for multiple candidates to raise and spend funds in excess of Commission limits for the purpose of making advance a 2024 presidential campaign.

“His failure to timely file a declaration of candidacy with the Commission constitutes a flagrant violation of the [Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971].”

Under federal campaign rules, candidates are required to register with the FEC within 15 days of receiving contributions or spending more than $5,000 on a presidential campaign.

The complaint uses Trump’s own words, including the speech he gave at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando last month, in which he said, “We’ve done it twice and we’ve done it twice. We’ll do it again… We’ll do it again a third time.”

According to the complaint, Trump’s main Pac, Save America, spent more than $100,000 a week on Facebook ads and “consistently raised more than $1 million a week.”

“The Save America advertisements are clearly an attempt to influence Mr. Trump’s election to federal office in 2024,” the complaint states.

Save America’s expenses include those spent on Trump travel, events at Trump properties, gatherings where Trump is a featured speaker, and consulting payments to former Trump campaign staff.

American Bridge asked the FEC “to compel the disclosure of all expenses incurred in furthering Mr. Trump’s candidacy, to bar Mr. Trump from further violations, and to fine Mr. Trump the amount maximum permitted by law.

In a statement reported by The Washington Post, Jessica Floyd, president of American Bridge, said Trump must be held accountable by Democrats and Republicans alike.

“Each time they take a break from calling for tax hikes for Americans and the repeal of Obamacare, Republicans scramble to see who can praise Trump the most – even as he continues his efforts to return to the White House. They should be ashamed of themselves for supporting such blatant lies, and we should all see him for what he is and hold him accountable.

Trump’s team slammed the dossier, calling it “cheap stuff” that exposed how the Democratic Party “became a dumpster fire bereft of solutions and substances.”

“America is spiraling into disaster because of the Democrats’ failures, and instead of backtracking, they are busy filing frivolous complaints that have no merit,” the spokesperson said. Trump, Taylor Budowich.

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