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Trump Campaign Soliciting Foreigners (Which is Illegal)

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by InTheLight, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member
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    Another story from the "I surround myself with the best people" file, Donald Trump's campaign is sending emails to foreign nationals and requesting donations. This was a part of his first e-mail campaign which he dubbed "highly successful" and which others are calling fraught with rookie mistakes.

    http://icelandmag.visir.is/article/donald-trump-asks-icelandic-mps-financial-assistance
    https://newrepublic.com/minutes/134730/trump-baffles-politicians-around-globe-hitting-cash

    The Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) prohibits any foreign national from contributing, donating or spending funds in connection with any federal, state, or local election in the United States, either directly or indirectly. It is also unlawful to help foreign nationals violate that ban or to solicit, receive or accept contributions or donations from them. Persons who knowingly and willfully engage in these activities may be subject to fines and/or imprisonment.

    http://www.fec.gov/pages/brochures/foreign.shtml#Prohibition#pq=p8cz8Z
     
  2. blessedwife318

    blessedwife318 Well-Known Member
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    Hold on I'm sure I have my surprised face around here somewhere.

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
     
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  3. Revmitchell

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    He needs to start doing this now so he can catch up to Hillary and all her foreign donations she has been receiving for years.
     
  4. Crabtownboy

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    Any proof of her taking foreign donations?

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    I thought not.
     
  5. InTheLight

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    For a Trump non-supporter, you toot his Trumpet quite a bit.
     
  7. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    The comment you quoted was sarcasm.
     
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  8. Rolfe

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    I admit that I did not see that one. Thought that it was a bit of an over the top comment from you. *laugh*

    Cheers.
     
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