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‘Let me make something 100% clear’: FEC chair lays down the law on foreign help

‘Let me make something 100% clear’: FEC chair lays down the law on foreign help

FEC Chair Weintraub:Let me make something perfectly clear...

The head of the Federal Election Commission released a statement on  Thursday evening reiterating, emphatically, that foreign assistance is  illegal in U.S. elections.

“Let me make something 100% clear to the American public and anyone  running for public office: It is illegal for any person to solicit,  accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in  connection with a U.S. election,“ wrote Ellen Weintraub, chairwoman of  the FEC. “This is not a novel concept.“

She also sent the statement via Twitter with the introductory line: “I would not have thought that I needed to say this.“

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