The Right Scoop: Former FEC Chairman tells Mark Levin why Stormy Daniels hush money cannot be an in kind campaign contribution (In the News)

The Right Scoop: Former FEC Chairman tells Mark Levin why Stormy Daniels hush money cannot be an in kind campaign contribution

Last night Mark Levin interviewed a former FEC Chairman who explained why a hush money payment to Stormy Daniels cannot be considered an in kind contribution to the Trump campaign, thus violating campaign finance law…

Here’s a snippet quote from Professor Bradley Smith in the interview to wet your whistle:

“When the FEC wrote the regulation that says what constitutes campaign expenditures and what constitutes personal use, it rejected specifically the idea that a campaign expenditure was anything related to a campaign, and instead says it has to be something that exists only because of the campaign and solely for that reason.”

You really should listen to at least the first few minutes of the clip where Smith makes his main argument as to why these payments can’t be considered in kind contributions. The above quote, just fyi, came toward the end of the interview when discussing what the judge who approved the warrant might not know about the FEC regulations.

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