Dear Zuck and more political law links

DEAR ZUCK LETTER.   CNBC.  “CNBC obtained an advance copy of a letter sent Tuesday to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from CLC President Trevor Potter. The nonprofit watchdog group accuses Facebook of having been ‘used as an accomplice in a foreign government’s effort to undermine democratic self governance in the United States.'”

EVENTS ADVERTISED.   IND.  “Some of the ads bought by Russians on Facebook last year promoted events during the US presidential campaign, Facebook said on Tuesday, indicating that alleged meddling ahead of the 2016 election went beyond social media.”

AT THE FEC.   The agenda for tomorrow’s Federal Election Commission is here.

AT THE FEC.   TT.  “President Donald Trump is nominating Trey Trainor, an Austin lawyer well known in Texas politics, to serve on the Federal Election Commission.”

CA:  DEVELOPER ACCUSED.  SFG.  “A well-known East Bay developer was arraigned Tuesday in federal court on an indictment that accuses him of engaging in fraud to make illegal campaign contributions to Rep. Eric Swalwell, the U.S. Attorney and the FBI announced.”

DC:  REFORM ISSUES.   WAMU.  “D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has made changing the city’s campaign finance laws one of his signature issues, but he’s also found himself entrapped by his own campaign finance problems.”

MO:  AIDE LEAVES.   STL.  “A top aide to Missouri’s treasurer has left the state payroll to become a lobbyist.”

SD:  LOW TURNOUT.   AL.  “Two people showed up Tuesday to urge lawmakers to limit the amount corporations and political action committees can give political candidates.”


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