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  1. Behind the scenes
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    21 Aug '18 23:20
    With Mr. Cohen and Mr. Manafort taking up much of the news today, there is some legal news regarding the GOP that's slipped under the radar today.

    The Justice Department alleges that Duncan Hunter - Republican lawmaker from CA illegally using campaign money to pay for personal expenses date back to 2009 and the indictment chronicles them through 2016.

    The criminal investigation began in June of 2016, two months after the Federal Election Commission and the San Diego Union-Tribune questioned some of Hunter’s campaign expenses as potentially personal, according to a Justice Department release.

    To conceal their purchases, the Duncans misclassified purchases in their campaign finance records, labeling expenses as “campaign travel” or “dinner with volunteers” in submissions to the Federal Elections Commission.

    Hunter, along with Rep. Chris Collins of New York, were the first members of Congress to endorse Donald Trump in 2016 in his run for the presidency. Both men have now been indicted.


    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/duncan-hunter-indicted-for-misuse-of-campaign-funds/ar-BBMgpbM
  2. Subscribersonhouse
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    22 Aug '18 00:001 edit
    Originally posted by @mchill
    With Mr. Cohen and Mr. Manafort taking up much of the news today, there is some legal news regarding the GOP that's slipped under the radar today.

    The Justice Department alleges that Duncan Hunter - Republican lawmaker from CA illegally using campaign money to pay for personal expenses date back to 2009 and the indictment chronicles them through 2016.
    ...[text shortened]... //www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/duncan-hunter-indicted-for-misuse-of-campaign-funds/ar-BBMgpbM
    Doesn't sound like it will effect Trump though. Bad news for Hunter, sounds like. So the first two to endorse Trump indicted now. Laugh riot time.