Daily Caller: FEC’s Commissioner, Weintraub, Flagrantly Abusing Power (In the News)

Daily Caller: FEC’s Commissioner, Weintraub, Flagrantly Abusing Power

By Michael Thielen

Commissioner Weintraub has been championing brazen partisanship inside a federal agency bound by law and the legal scope and jurisdiction of the agency…

Former FEC Chairman Brad Smith wrote recently that Weintraub should resign immediately because her attacks against Trump and his White House Counsel Don McGahn are in danger of jeopardizing the real work and mission of the FEC.

“Weintraub has placed herself in a position where any participation by her in a matter involving the Trump campaign could jeopardize any agency finding against the campaign. . . . For some time now, Weintraub has apparently given up on the substantive work of the FEC in favor of pursuing her obsession with McGahn (who left the Commission nearly four years ago) and political grandstanding.”

Smith goes on from there to describe the often silly and unprofessional behavior Weintraub has exhibited in her crusade against Trump. Weintraub’s antics are embarrassing enough for a once-respected agency with a reputation for, if not pure impartiality, the ability to get the work done in spite of political differences.

Now, Weintraub threatens to make it nearly impossible for the FEC to remain impartial on any matter regarding President Trump.

The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.