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Democratic group sues FEC over Trump’s 2024 hinting

The group says Trump is flouting campaign finance laws by dropping frequent hints that he is planning to seek the White House again…reports Asian Lite News

A Democratic Party fundraising group has recently filed a complaint against the Federal Election Commission, accusing it of allowing former President Donald Trump to break campaign finance law by spending political donations on a 2024 presidential bid, media reported.

The group, American Bridge, complained in March to the FEC about Trump’s Save America fund, according to a Reuters report.

Under US law, the fund can pay for political activities such as Trump’s travel, hotel stays and contributions to political allies, but it cannot be used to fund the former Republican president’s own election campaign, it was reported.

The group says Trump is flouting campaign finance laws by dropping frequent hints that he is planning to seek the White House again while having Save America pay for rallies nationwide and digital advertising promoting him, it was reported.

Meanwhile, the Congressional committee investigating the January 6 Capitol Hill’s insurrection will hold its meeting as scheduled on Thursday (July 21) even as chairman Bennie Thompson has tested positive for Covid.

July 21 is yet another crucial day in the senate select committee’s hearings as two key witnesses are scheduled to depose before it – Sarah Mathews, Press Aide and Mathhew Pottinger, deputy national security advisor, both of whom resigned immediately from Trump’s administration after the January 6 Capitol Hills attack by the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys.

Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi, in a statement said he tested positive for Covid even though he had taken the prescribed two shots plus the boosters.

“I am experiencing mild symptoms only,” but he said he would skip the hearings and isolate himself for some days, and the hearings would be held as scheduled on Thursday July 21 and continue,” according to the news portal CNET.

It’s not clear if vice chair Liz Cheney, Republican Wyoming, will chair the sessions or Benni Thompson will do so via TV or virtually.

The committee is heading for a conclusion as it continues to make its case about how the January 6 Capitol riot happened, who was involved and where the responsibility lies.

Constituted an year ago, the select committee has been investigating the circumstances behind the January 6 attack and those who influenced more than 800 people who’ve been criminally charged in connection with an attempt to stop Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s win in the 2020.

The committee’s next hearing is Thursday, July 21, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m PT.

Hearings are available on C-SPAN and the January 6 committee’s YouTube channel. News networks such as CNN, CNBC and MSNBC will likely carry it live.

The last prime-time hearing was carried by Fox Business instead of Fox News. It’s unknown if the major networks will preempt their Thursday night lineup to show the session.

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