Open Secrets reports:
As former President Donald Trump faces a Senate impeachment trial on charges of inciting attacks on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, unanswered questions about the full extent of his ties to a nearby rally the same day highlight the need for more campaign finance transparency.
Newly identified payments in recent Federal Election Commission filings show people involved in organizing the protests on Jan. 6 received even larger sums from Trump’s 2020 campaign than previously known.
Open Secrets unearthed more than $3.5 million in direct payments from Trump’s 2020 campaign, along with its joint fundraising committees, to people and firms involved in the Washington, D.C. demonstration before a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.
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NEW: Trump’s 2020 campaign kept paying organizers behind DC protests before the Capitol riots post-Election Day—totaling $3.5M+ in 2020 with its jfc—revealing even more connections as Trump’s role in the rally is scrutinized at his Senate impeachment trial https://t.co/o4JD3kQTk6
— Anna Massoglia (@annalecta) February 10, 2021