Sorry, Media, Talking to Foreigners Does Not Violate Federal Campaign Laws

By Hans von Spakovsky:

It was a hypothetical question about getting information on a political opponent from a foreign national. Yet President Donald Trump’s response sparked a furor—one that was long on accusations and short on the actual law governing federal campaigns.

Here’s the bottom line: A federal candidate who is freely given information is not receiving a “contribution” or “thing of value” and is thus not violating federal campaign finance law or the regulations issued by the Federal Election Commission. I know. I served as an FEC commissioner.

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