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Foreign officials say Trump appealing for funds

7 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, June 29 2016 Jun 29, 2016 June 29, 2016 3:00 PM June 29, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

WASHINGTON - Foreign officials are complaining that they're being "bombarded" by fundraising appeals from U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump. And now, two watchdog groups are filing complaints against the Republican's campaign saying the practice breaks the law.

Sir Roger Gale, a member of the British Parliament, complained in the House of Commons Tuesday that his fellow lawmakers are getting flooded with appeals from "somebody called Donald Trump." He says he does not think his colleagues "should be subjected to intemperate spam."

The complaint by watchdog groups Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 say the emails violated a federal law designed to prohibit foreign money in U.S. campaigns.

The complaint cites news reports that politicians in Iceland, Australia and Scotland also have received solicitations on their official email accounts. Campaign Legal Center spokesman Paul S. Ryan said, "Donald Trump should have known better."

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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