The Washington Post reports:
A legal complaint filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission alleges that the Trump campaign and an affiliated fundraising committee have not properly reported nearly $170 million in campaign spending that was done through firms that paid subcontractors on behalf of the campaign.
The Campaign Legal Center, which advocates for greater regulation of money in politics, alleged in the complaint that payments made by two firms that were set up and run by former campaign manager Brad Parscale should have been reported to the public because the ultimate recipients of the payments effectively worked for the campaign.
Under campaign finance law, campaign committees must publicly disclose the names of firms and people they are paying.
NEW: Lawsuit alleges Trump campaign, fundraising committee shielded millions in payments to firms that were set up and run by then-campaign manager Brad Parscale, who still holds a senior role. Via @myhlee https://t.co/vHNsQlHeuZ
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