Bernie Sanders' Team Says Hillary Clinton Broke Campaign Finance Laws

In a letter to the Democratic National Committee, an attorney for Sanders' campaign alleges the Hillary Victory Fund violates campaign finance laws.

By Zach Toombs | April 19, 2016

An attorney for Bernie Sanders' campaign claims Hillary Clinton broke campaign finance laws.

Team Sanders says a joint fundraising committee called the Hillary Victory Fund shouldn't exist. It was created by the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's super PAC to help her and other Democrats down the ballot.

The Hillary Victory Fund works around donation limits placed on campaigns and spending groups by gathering funds from different committees. One person could donate more than $350,000 to the Clinton campaign by donating to several committees that feed into the Hillary Victory Fund.

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That means, technically, it might be more of a loophole than "illegal."

Either way, in a letter to the DNC, team Sanders says it's "at best ... an impermissible in-kind contribution from the DNC and the participating state party committees" to the Clinton campaign.

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