FEC hits Trump with 1.3m in campaign violations
The Federal Election Commission is not Donald Trump’s friend.
The FEC determined that Trump’s campaign accepted about 1,100 donations — totaling approximately $1.3 million — that may be in violation of various campaign finance laws, CNN said Monday.
The commission sent Timothy Jost, the campaign’s treasurer, a letter Sunday seeking clarification of last month’s financial filings.The FEC’s message focused on two main concerns: whether Trump’s campaign accepted contributions from organizations not properly registered with the commission and whether donors giving to the Republican’s campaign exceeded legal donation limits.
“If any apparently prohibited contribution in question was incompletely or incorrectly disclosed, you should amend your original report with clarifying information,” it states. “In addition, please clarify whether the contribution(s) received from the referenced organization(s) is permissible.
“If any apparently excessive contribution in question was incompletely or incorrectly disclosed, you must amend your original report with the clarifying information.”