Donald Trump pretty much destroyed the GOP the day he announced he was running for POTUS under the Republican ticket. After a disastrous presidential campaign and election, Trump continues to drive the Republican Party into the ground with his endless scandals and reckless decisions for America.
The GOP has just been rocked again, as new evidence against Trump has been filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by the Campaign Legal Center (CLC). According to the filing, Trump’s campaign took illegal contributions from super PAC Make America Number 1.
The CLC’s letter to the FEC said:
“CLC’s complaint alleged that Make America Number 1 appeared to have paid compensation to Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon (now White House chief strategist) via payments to the firms Glittering Steel LLC and Cambridge Analytica, which are incorporated or have been paid at the same address as Bannon’s consulting firm, Bannon Strategic Advisors, Inc.1 During that same period, as Bannon worked asTrump campaign CEO, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. did not report any payments to Bannon directly.
There is reason to believe that these payments constituted Make America Number 1paying compensation to Bannon for his personal services rendered to the Trump campaign, which must be treated as in-kind contributions to the Trump campaign.”
What the letter is basically saying, is that Trump adviser and former Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon was paid through those illegal contributions. Brendan Fischer, director of the federal and FEC reform program at the Campaign Legal Center, said:
“The evidence suggests that the Mercer-backed super PAC secretly subsidized Bannon’s work for the Trump campaign by payments to ‘Glittering Steel,’ which we now know has been chaired and is owned by Bannon and which paid him a monthly consulting fee.”
What a mess! As the Trump administration is currently in the midst of a high-profile investigation for its involvement with Russia during the presidential election, evidence that Trump and Bannon have violated federal law couldn’t come at a worse time.
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