LIBERAL MELTDOWN. WSJ. “Ms. Weintraub appears more interested in grandstanding than in the substance of the law.”
HOUSE ETHICS ON THE FEC BEAT. HILL. “The House Ethics Committee revealed Monday that it is reviewing allegations of campaign finance violations against two GOP lawmakers.”
COMPLAINT FILED. FN. “The Democratic National Committee has been hit with a Federal Election Commission complaint that accuses a former DNC contractor of acting improperly to gather information on Paul Manafort and Donald Trump in the 2016 election, according to a copy of the complaint given to Fox News.”
GA: TRANSPARENCY URGED. TE. “This week, the state ethics commission released complaints against 13 Georgia legislators alleging they have not disclosed, fully disclosed or met disclosure deadlines in accordance with campaign finance disclosure requirements.”
OR: STEP IT UP. OL. “The elections division, like others on the West Coast, should initiate investigations on their own, rather than wait for a complaint.”
WA: $1 MILLION ORDER. WAAG. “A Thurston County Superior Court judge late yesterday ordered for-profit signature gathering firm Citizen Solutions and its principal, William Agazarm, to collectively pay more than $1 million for their role in deceiving Washingtonians by funneling campaign donations to Tim Eyman.”
FRA: TRIAL SET. YAH. “A French court on Tuesday ordered Nicolas Sarkozy to stand trial for illicit campaign financing, adding to the ex-president’s legal woes as he also prepares to answer charges of exerting pressure on a judge.”
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