June 2, 2015

FACT Amends Complaint Against Clinton Campaign For Obtaining Super PAC List

The Washington Examiner¬†reported that the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) has filed an amended FEC complaint demanding a review of how Hillary Clinton’s campaign was able to obtain a Super PAC’s donor email list:

A watchdog group is asking the Federal Election Commission to review whether Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign legally obtained a massive email list from a political action committee associated with the candidate.

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust pressed the FEC Monday on how the Clinton campaign was able to “swap” unknown items for a collection of nearly 4 million supporters’ email addresses that had been compiled by the Ready for Hillary super PAC.

“Federal law explicitly prohibits a candidate from coordinating with and accepting donations, including an in-kind donation of a mailing list, from a super PAC,” wrote Matthew Whitaker, FACT’s executive director, in a letter Monday supplementing a complaint filed in April.

You can read the complaint here.