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Mon Mar 21, 2022, 02:09 PM

Trump's 2024 hinting game sure looks like it's illegal

Former President Donald Trump constantly talks about how hes almost certainly going to run for president again, although he has refrained from making it official. Now, a complaint filed to the Federal Election Commission is underscoring how his theatrical hinting act could be violating campaign finance law.

American Bridge, a Democratic super PAC, has filed a complaint with the FEC arguing that Trump is illegally spending political funds on a presidential campaign without officially declaring his candidacy.

The argument behind the complaint is that Trump is using rhetoric that signals that he is, in fact, running already but declining to formally declare his candidacy to avoid the restrictions and regulations on his fundraising capacity that would kick in if he did. I know what Im going to do, but were not supposed to be talking about it yet from the standpoint of campaign finance laws, Trump said in the fall, The New York Times reported. At the Conservative Political Action Conference last month, he also said: We did it twice, and well do it again. Were going to be doing it again, a third time.

Trumps rhetorical sleights of hand raise the possibility that his de facto third presidential campaign is already marked by corruption before it even formally kicks off.

https://www.msnbc.com/opinion/msnbc-opinion/trump-s-2024-politicking-looks-it-s-breaking-campaign-finance-n1292079

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Reply Trump's 2024 hinting game sure looks like it's illegal (Original post)
Jilly_in_VA Mar 2022 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2022 #1
SoCalDavidS Mar 2022 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2022 #3
kacekwl Mar 2022 #4
KPN Mar 2022 #5

Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2022, 02:14 PM

1. tRump is grifting, will tease & beg until last minute and then won't run


He'll keep the funds personally because he won't have officially "declared".

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 21, 2022, 02:23 PM

2. I Agree

Although if he does run, it means the fix is in.

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Response to SoCalDavidS (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 21, 2022, 02:25 PM

3. Or he *thinks* the fix is in. Dictators drink their own Koolade, as do wannabes. . . . nt

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2022, 02:27 PM

4. And the punishment is........

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Response to Jilly_in_VA (Original post)

Mon Mar 21, 2022, 06:03 PM

5. What good are laws if they aren't applied and enforced? Fuck his

charades, everyone in the frigging world knows what TFG is gonna do. Just frigging apply the law DOJ.

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