ADLF Investigating Trump Super-PAC Meeting At The White House, Preparing To File Complaint With the FEC

ADLF Investigating Trump Super-PAC Meeting At The White House, Preparing To File Complaint With the FEC

American Democracy Legal Fund is investigating reports of illegal coordination between the Trump administration and America First Action, a super-PAC “dedicated to electing federal candidates who support the agenda of the Trump-Pence administration” that is staffed by close allies of Donald Trump.

This morning, Politico reported “America First officials met with top Trump advisers at the White House to brief them on a multi-million dollar campaign.” Federal campaign law prohibits super-PACs like America First from coordinating with federal candidates, and Donald Trump is already an official candidate for President in 2020.

“Federal campaign law exists to prevent candidates, like Donald Trump, from abusing the power of their office by offering favors to wealthy donors in exchange for millions of dollars to supportive super-PACs,” said ADLF President Brad Woodhouse. “But this is the Trump Administration, and Donald Trump hasn’t found a law on the books intended to prevent him from selling out the American people that he hasn’t tried to bend, twist and straight up break for his own gain. He is absolutely the swampiest President America has seen in my lifetime and we will be filing a complaint with the Federal Election Commission holding him responsible for his abuse of the American public’s trust.”

As a super-PAC, consistent with the U.S. Court of Appeals decision in SpeechNow v. FEC, it is illegal for America First Action to use the unlimited funds it raises to make direct contributions, in-kind contributions, and coordinate communications with federal candidates or committees.

The full complaint, once filed with the Federal Election Commission, will be available at www.americandemocracylegalfund.org.