‘The Statute Isn’t Clear’: Former FEC Member, Dem Attorney Agree Trump Payments Aren’t Criminal – True Pundit

Posted by on December 16, 2018 1:10 pm
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Former Federal Election Commission member Hans Von Spakovsky said Friday that the hush money payments made by President Trump are not criminal offenses.

Trump’s payments to Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult film star Stormy Daniels have been scrutinized and looked upon as campaign finance violations.

The president himself has refuted the argument, calling the payments a “simple private transaction.”

Spakovsky said on “Fox News @ Night” that neither the commission nor its former chairs see the payments as campaign-related.

“It’s a personal expense. It’s the same as a business expense of a business owner. It’s not related to the campaign,” he said.

Former Democratic Chief Counsel Julian Epstein said that “the statute is not clear” when it comes to what a campaign finance violation is.

He added that he’s “skeptical” as to whether the argument against Trump would hold up in a court of law. – READ MORE

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