Trevor Potter Comments on Campaign Activity in the White House
When President Trump holds official taxpayer-funded events outside Washington, his audiences are treated to campaign-style speeches and rock music playlists drawn from his political rallies. His appearances at the White House, most recently a rambling Rose Garden news conference, are increasingly devoid of policy and filled with attacks on the “radical left” and the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.
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“Every White House I have known until this one — of both parties — has rigorously worked to separate campaign activity and official business,” said Trevor Potter, a Republican and a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission who is now the president of the Campaign Legal Center.
“Traditionally, the White House counsel’s office has policed campaign activity to keep it off the White House grounds and out of official events,” he continued. “What we are seeing now is a complete overturning of these ethical and legal norms.”
Trevor Potter is also a Member of the Political Law Group at Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered.
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