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At issue is whether the Trump campaign funneled donor money into Trump’s pockets while boosting the nominee’s book sales.
“It’s fine for a candidate’s book to be purchased by his committee, but it’s impermissible to receive royalties from the publisher,” Paul Ryan of the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center told The Daily Beast.
“That amounts to an illegal conversion of campaign funds to personal use,” he added. "There’s a well-established precedent from the FEC that funds from the campaign account can’t end up in your own pocket."
The expenditure amounts to more than 3,500 copies of the hardcover version of Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again, or more than 5,000 copies of the retitled paperback version, Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America.
Other FEC filings have shown the GOP nominee has spent millions of dollars in campaign money to travel by a private airline owned by Trump, and he also spends campaign money at buildings and restaurants he owns.
A Huffington Post report on Monday found Trump had raised the rent 500 percent on his campaign headquarters at Trump Tower in Manhattan once he started receiving campaign funds from the Republican Party.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Deserves a closer look.
originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: LifeMode
Oh lighten up. I have to joke to keep my sanity during this joke of an election cycle. It was a study and of course I took it with a block of salt.
originally posted by: jimmyx
only 5 stars for the OP?....oh that's right....it's a post bashing trump for putting political donations into his own pocket, and not about that "evil and corrupt Hillary".....so...no big deal.
originally posted by: matafuchs
I cannot even comment as this has gotten so dumb.