HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Retired » Retired Forums » 2016 Postmortem (Forum) » Trump campaign soliciting...

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 09:57 PM

Trump campaign soliciting illegal donations from Scottish MP

Blatant FEC violation on the part of the Trump campaign.

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/6/28/1543337/-The-Trump-campaign-s-likely-going-to-regret-asking-this-fierce-Scottish-MP-for-an-illegal-donation

The Federal Elections Commission is very clear on the fact that foreign nationals cannot legally donate to candidates in the United States. The reason is pretty simple—they don’t want U.S. elections to be influenced by outside money. That apparently didn’t stop the Trump campaign from sending a fundraising solicitation to Scottish Parliament members. The email was from Donald Trump, Jr., on behalf of his father. Scottish Member of Parliament Natalie McGarry was repulsed by Trump’s “repugnant campaign” and she fiercely replied back with a public flogging.


Apparently, they sent fundraising emails to Icelandic parliamentarians as well:

Numerous members of the Icelandic parliament are both bemused and confused by an email, apparently received by all of then, asking for donations to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. Independence Party MP Guđlaug­ur Ţór Ţórđar­son told MBL that he was surprised to receive the email; more so to be addressed as a “friend” of Trump in said email. He also confirmed for reporters that he would not be donating to the Trump campaign.

5 replies, 1546 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply Trump campaign soliciting illegal donations from Scottish MP (Original post)
Koinos Jun 2016 OP
C_U_L8R Jun 2016 #1
madaboutharry Jun 2016 #2
Koinos Jun 2016 #3
Alfresco Jun 2016 #4
Koinos Jun 2016 #5

Response to Koinos (Original post)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 10:29 PM

1. Very illegal to solicit foreigners for campaign bucks

And the Trumps can't very well feign ignorance since most overseas email addresses clearly have a country code like dot-UK and dot-IS. And it sounds like it was a pretty widespread practice. Hello FEC?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 28, 2016, 10:41 PM

2. His sons are probably as ignorant as their father

and have no clue about what is legal or not legal, though ignorance of the law is not a defense. They're dumb asses with money.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 03:59 AM

3. They probably believe that FEC laws, like IRS rules, do not apply to them.

I am curious as to whether the FEC will completely ignore these incidents or actually send out some sort of warning letter.

I wonder if someone has to file a formal complaint before the FEC will act.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Koinos (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 12:09 PM

4. Complaint Filed Against Donald Trump For Soliciting Foreign Money to Fund

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Alfresco (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 02:27 PM

5. Great to hear that someone is paying attention.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread