Millions of Dollars, Thousands of Robocalls and 1 Legal Loophole
A New York Times investigation has found that a group of Republican operatives used robocalls to raise $89 million on behalf of veterans, police officers and firefighters.
David A. Fahrenthold, an investigative reporter for The Times, explains how they actually spent the money and the legal loophole that allowed them to do that.
Guest: David A. Fahrenthold, an investigative reporter for The New York Times.
- A group of conservative operatives using sophisticated robocalls raised millions of dollars from donors. Instead of using the money to promote issues and candidates, nearly all of it went to pay the firms making the calls and the operatives themselves.
- How “scam PAC” fund-raisers skirt election rules and deceive donors.
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