The Daily Populous

Tuesday July 28th, 2020 evening edition

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A complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission Tuesday by the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center asserts that the Trump campaign and its joint fundraising committee with the R.N.C., the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, have violated federal election reporting requirements.

Senior Trump campaign officials, the complaint alleges, have “disguised over $170 million dollars of campaign spending by laundering the funds through firms headed by Trump’s recent campaign manager, Brad Parscale” and other Trump campaign officials—including Sean Dollman, the Trump campaign’s director of operations, and Alex Cannon, a special counsel to the campaign.

“The Trump campaign is violating the law,” Trevor Potter, a Republican and a former chairman of the FEC, told VICE News.

In the official language of campaign finance, corporations that receive campaign payments are called “vendors.”

Earlier reporting has indicated Trump family members and associates like Lara Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of eldest son Donald Trump Jr., and Lara Trump, wife of middle son Eric Trump, are already being paid large sums by the campaign through Parscale Strategy.

Holman, and other campaign finance experts interviewed, imagined troublesome scenarios of what the Trump campaign’s network could be shielding from public view.

The Campaign Legal Center’s complaint is that the Trump campaign is breaking a transparency-focused disclosure law and not to its knowledge breaking other election laws. »

Virgin Islands government subpoenas multiple banks for Jeffrey Epstein's financial records

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Virgin Islands government subpoenas multiple banks for Jeffrey Epstein's financial records JPMorgan Chase and Citibank are among those that have been subpoenaed.

The subpoenas seek account records, transaction details and communications concerning Epstein, his estate, and more than 30 corporations, trusts and nonprofit entities connected to him.

A Deutsche Bank spokesperson declined to comment on the subpoenas from the United States Virgin Islands. »

Biden's campaign told staffers to delete TikTok from their personal and work phones citing security and privacy concerns

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Joe Biden's campaign told staffers to "refrain from using and downloading TikTok" on their personal and work phones, first reported by Bloomberg Monday and confirmed by Business Insider.

Biden's top lawyer told staffers in an email to avoid using the popular social media app due to security and privacy concerns, according to Bloomberg.

Biden's general counsel, Dana Remus, told staffers in an email that they should "refrain from downloading and using TikTok on work and personal devices," citing concerns around data privacy and security, according to Bloomberg. »

Trump campaign 'disguised' and laundered nearly $170 million worth of spending, watchdog group alleges in a new federal complaint

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The nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center accused the Trump campaign of violating federal election-transparency rules by masking the true sources of campaign expenditures.

The Trump campaign says it "complies with all campaign finance laws" and Federal Election Commission regulations.

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign has "disguised nearly $170 million" worth of campaign spending "by laundering the funds" through companies led by the former campaign manager Brad Parscale or created by Trump campaign lawyers, a new complaint with the Federal Election Commission says. »