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March 07, 2011


Did Trump Violate Campaign Finance Laws?

Michael Cohen, a lawyer for Donald Trump, told reporters that his trip to Iowa today -- on the Trump corporate jet -- had been financed by a business supporter.

Ben Smith: "The trip poses a serious campaign finance issue for Trump, experts say: If the trip was -- as Cohen explicitly suggested -- aimed at testing the waters for a presidential bid, it falls under a strict set of fundraising requirements that appear already to have been violated."

But while Cohen conceded he was "testing the waters," he denied that he was doing it on his boss's behalf saying, "I'm not testing the waters for his campaign. I'm testing the waters to see and to gauge the interest that iowa would have seeing someone like Donald Trump run."














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