Rep. DeSantis on Cohen: Why Isn't FEC Looking At Clinton Campaign Funding Of Steele Dossier?


Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) asked why the focus is on a potential, and unprecedented, FEC violation committed by Michael Cohen when the Clinton campaign paid for the Steele dossier through a law firm without disclosing what the expenditure was for.

DeSantis and several members of Congress filed a criminal referral on Comey, Clinton and fired deputy director Andrew McCabe.

"They're supposedly going after Michael Cohen for an FEC violation because of this non-disclosure payment. That's not really a theory that's been tried before, it seems a little odd to me. But if that is potentially an offense, well isn't camouflaging these payments?" DeSantis asked on Wednesday's FOX & Friends.

"What they did was they paid from the Clinton campaign to a law firm, Perkins Coie, and then Perkins Coie paid Fusion GPS, Christopher Steele, and that's how the dossier developed," the Congressman said. "So they effectively disguised the fact that they were funding the dossier. That's not the way that the federal elections laws are supposed to work, you're supposed to disclose your expenditures. So, if you're going after Cohen why isn't anybody also looking at how the Clintons handled this?"

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