Melania Trump
Melania Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo credit: Disney | ABC Television Group / Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

The scandal surrounding Melania Trump’s RNC speech keeps getting worse and worse for the GOP nominee. First, accusations of plagiarism overshadowed Day 1 of the convention.

Then, the Trump campaign fumbled the response. Instead of owning up to the fact that a (fairly minor) mistake had been made, the campaign kept doubling down and insisted that the copying of text passages from Michelle Obama’s convention speech was not a case of plagiarism. This kept the story alive.

Then, the campaign finally came clean. Thirty-six hours after the story broke, speechwriter Meredith McIver came forward, took the blame and offered her resignation (which Trump did not accept).

But that move is now causing new problems for Trump because McIver is not officially an employee of the campaign (yesterday’s apology letter identifies her as “an in-house staff writer at the Trump Organization.”)

As a result, the Democratic Coalition Against Trump filed a complaint with the FEC today, alleging that the Trump campaign accepted direct corporate contributions and compensated services from a volunteer – namely McIver – amongst other violations.

This FEC complaint marks the second against Mr. Trump’s campaign in less than one month. On June 29, watchdogs Democracy21 and the Campaign Legal Center alleged that he solicited donations from foreign lawmakers in violation of the law. A follow-up investigation by WhoWhatWhy found that despite that complaint and subsequent media coverage, the Trump campaign continued to send out fundraising solicitations to foreigners.

If his past behavior is any indication, then it may not be surprising that Trump continues to rely on contributions from Trump Organization employees for his presidential campaign. Indeed, with more than 20,000 people employed by his corporate empire, the campaign may be committing more violations that have not yet come to light.

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SandyWT

Donald Trump criticizes Hillary, yet he has broken the law so many times–even fraud and stealing from innocent victims. He thinks that he is above the law and is some kind of god. If he does get in, his followers will be so shocked at what he does (or doesn’t do). They have stars in their eyes poked there from a master con man.

stormyseaward

You know what terrifies me about Trump? – all the times he says he will bring back jobs or that Mexico will build the wall. He never says how, and he has specifically said he doesn’t support raising the minimum wage, and in fact, says he opposes the minimum wage.

He “accidentally” quoted Mussolini.
He “accidentally” used a picture of Hillary with a “sheriff’s Star of David” that was originally posted on a white supremecy site.

I think Donald Trump is going to bring back jobs when he rounds people up and forces them to work in labor camps. I think he’ll get Mexico to pay for the wall, and that he will use undocumented workers to build it. I think he is the most evil, dangerous sociopath ever.

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