Washington Post Quotes Matthew Sanderson on Potential Campaign Finance Violation Linked to Stormy Daniels Payment
Rudolph W. Giuliani’s media blitz to convince the public that neither Donald Trump nor his lawyer had violated the law by paying a porn star to keep quiet about an alleged affair might have backfired, giving investigators new leads to chase and new evidence of potential crimes, legal analysts said.
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Matthew Sanderson, who served as a campaign finance lawyer for the 2008 McCain-Palin campaign, said the timing of the payment “strongly suggests it was related to the election, and therefore is either a contribution, or at least a reportable expenditure by the campaign.”
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Excerpt taken from the article “Analysts: Giuliani’s Media Blitz Gives Investigators New Leads, New Evidence” by Matt Zapotosky, Devlin Barrett, Carol D. Leonnig, and Michelle Ye Hee Lee for The Washington Post.