Watchdog Groups File FEC Complaint Against Trump's Fundraising Emails To Foreigners
June 30, 2016

You can't make the claim that this is just Trump being Trump because soliciting email contributions doesn't happen ion the fly or like an improvised word while reading a speech on a teleprompter. This has to be planned out with several other campaign officials involved.

What am I talking about?

Two watchdog groups, the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21, said they will file Wednesday a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, arguing that the Donald Trump campaign has broken federal law by sending fundraising emails to foreign elected officials.

"Donald Trump should have known better," Paul S. Ryan, the deputy executive director at the Campaign Legal Center, said in a statement. "It is a no-brainer that it violates the law to send fundraising emails to members of a foreign government on their official foreign government email accounts, and yet, that's exactly what Trump has done repeatedly."

Fred Werthemier, the president of Democracy 21, said that Trump's fundraising pleas to foreign members of parliament are "a strange and unique development that we have not seen before in campaign fundraising."

I know Trump is bring something new to a general election, but this?

Josh Marshall has a great rundown on all the the foreign governments that he's been soliciting money from. It's astounding.

Whether Trump did this knowingly, a campaign screw up or a prankster, this proves how unqualified this man is to even think about trusting with our national security.

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