Appearances, Publications & Speeches
- Sep 15, 2016
There are reports that Trump doesn’t really want to win the White House. A new examination of his international business dealings around the world, however, does provide one reason why he might want to be victorious in November: to boost his family’s wealth.
Also documents released to The Guardian appear to show Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker engaged in illegal campaign activity. We discuss the matter with the Campaign Legal Center’s Brendan Fischer. And later, we break down a government watchdog report that has some surprising news about at least one component of the national security state that is shrinking.
Leaked Docs Reveal Scott Walker's Illegal 2012 Fundraising, GOP Operatives Faking Dem 'Fraud' (The Brad Blog)Sep 15, 2016
Attorney Brendan Fischer, Associate Counsel at the Campaign Legal Center in D.C., joins us to help unpack the breathtaking smoking guns revealed by these newly-disclosed documents, after the state's probe of Walker was shut down by the very same elected Justices on the state Supreme Court whose elections were funded by the exact same corporate millionaire and billionaire donors and illegal mechanisms revealed by the quashed documents. Yes, it makes my head spin too.
- Sep 15, 2016
We now have a rare glimpse into the inner workings of a broken campaign finance system.
The Guardian this week published 1,500 previously unreleased emails and financial documents leaked from a now-halted investigation into alleged campaign finance violations by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his allies.
- Sep 13, 2016
Campaign Legal Center Associate Counsel Brendan Fischer appeared on WHNT News 19 to discuss 501(c)(4) organizations.
- Sep 13, 2016
Rachelle Akuffo and CLC Policy Director Meredith McGehee talked about transparency and conflicts on interested regarding the 2016 presidential candidates.
- Aug 30, 2016
Even if everything the Associated Press has reported so far about the link between donations to the Clinton Foundation and access to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is confirmed—including the most damning allegations—nothing that has been revealed to date is likely ever to be prosecuted.
- Aug 29, 2016
The California Assembly should vote Monday to pass Senate Bill 1107, which would improve citizens’ ability to engage in the democratic process by empowering local governments to establish citizen-funded elections.
- Aug 27, 2016
Deputy Executive Director Tara Malloy appeared on NJTV News weighing in on New Jersey's Election Law Enforcement Commission.
“Your campaign finance laws are only as good as your enforcement and your enforcement will depend entirely on commissioners or officials on the enforcement agency,” said Campaign Legal Center Deputy Executive Director Tara Malloy.
Malloy represents the Campaign Legal Center, a pro campaign finance reform organization based in Washington D.C. She says it’s not an atypical situation. In a sense, the agencies are created by the officials who are then subject to the laws.
- Aug 9, 2016
On August 9, 2016 CLC Policy Director Meredith McGehee spoke at NCSL's Legislative Summit on the “Campaign Finance: What It All Means” session.