FEC Complaint: Make America Number 1 and Rebuilding America Now

Oct 6, 2016

Two of Trump’s senior staffers formed the Rebuilding America Now super PAC almost immediately after leaving the campaign – in violation of FEC rules requiring a 120-day “cooling off” period, which are intended to keep former staffers from using their knowledge of a campaign’s strategy and needs to develop ads for an “independent” group. Trump supporting-super PAC, Make America Number 1, is also intertwined with the Trump campaign. Trump’s campaign manager and deputy campaign manager are both former presidents of the super PAC – and reportedly were hired at the behest of Make America Number 1’s chair, Rebekah Mercer. CLC filed a complaint with the FEC alleging both super PACs have violated federal election law by coordinating with Donald Trump.

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