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New York Magazine Quotes Trevor Potter on Campaign Finance

October 9, 2020, New York Intelligencer

Donald Trump is in far more legal peril than most people understand. Just as his surprising victory over Hillary Clinton has made us unduly optimistic about his prospects of pulling out another comeback over Joe Biden, his ability to escape the Mueller investigation and impeachment has created an aura of impunity. But Trump does not have a magic power that enables him to stymie any investigation. The probes he is facing down right now are serious.

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And if the money was used to fund Trump’s campaign, which seems likely based on the timing, it would also constitute an illegal campaign donation. Trevor Potter, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, believes the payments show evidence of Trump accepting an illegal campaign donation.

Trevor Potter is also a Member of the Political Law Group at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered.

For the full article, please visit New York Magazine's website.


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