Fraud and more great political law links

VOTER FRAUD INVESTIGATION SOUGHT.  Bloomberg.  “Trump believes as many as 5 million people voted illegally in the last U.S. election, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters.”

VOTER FRAUD MAJOR INVESTIGATION SOUGHT.  CNN.  “President Donald Trump called on Wednesday for ‘a major investigation’ into voter fraud, following through with baseless claims he has made since November’s election alleging millions of illegal votes during the general election without citing any evidence.”

ETHICS AND POLITICAL STRATEGY.  Reuters.  “Legal advocacy groups seeking to challenge President Donald Trump in court over alleged conflicts of interest said filing lawsuits is part of a larger strategy to highlight their concerns and put political pressure on the White House.

TODAY AT THE FEC.  Today’s Federal Election Commission is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. and the here‘s the agenda.

AL:  LEAK INVESTIGATION SOUGHT.  AL.  “Gov. Robert Bentley said there should be an investigation into leaks about the status of ethics complaints against him and his former political adviser, Rebekah Mason.”

CA:  SUED FOR LIBEL.   SRPD.  “A Santa Rosa businessman and his son-in-law have filed a libel lawsuit against The Press Democrat, alleging they were defamed in a series of stories about unprecedented campaign spending in last year’s Santa Rosa City Council election.”

CA:  OC WATCHDOG.  VOC.  “It took over a year, but it looks like Orange County will be getting a new law enforcement watchdog — a veteran prosecutor with a long history of fighting public corruption.

MN:  OK TO USE FUNDS.  ST.  “Minneapolis City Council Member Jacob Frey ended 2015 with $101,000 in campaign funds, about 10 times as much as Mayor Betsy Hodges. Then he was confronted with the question: Can he use that money to run for mayor?”

TX:  COMPLAINT SPAR.  KVIA. ” Members of the City Ethics Commission spent hours Tuesday night passionately arguing with the city attorney over complaints that weren’t even in front of them.”

VT:  TOO WEAK?  RH.  “There is now a bill before the Senate which would establish a commission for Vermont, but the independent factor is missing.”


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