Trump Vows To Veto Bill That Would Require Federal Candidates To Report “Illicit Offers” From Foreigners

Law & Crime reports:

The White House on Wednesday said President Donald Trump would veto a bill requiring federal election campaigns to report “illicit offers” of campaign assistance from foreign governments and their agents.

House Democrats earlier in the day passed the Stopping Harmful Interference in Elections for a Lasting Democracy Act (SHIELD), an election security bill which would require candidates for federal office to notify the FBI and the FEC should any foreign government and agents thereof offer to assist their campaign.

The bill would also impose new rules on political advertisements placed on social media platforms similar to those currently governing radio and TV ads.