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Fri Jun 16, 2017, 03:04 PM

Pence might be able to use campaign funds to pay for attorney

Source: CNN





Updated 12:23 PM ET, Fri June 16, 2017

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The Federal Election Commission prohibits using campaign funds for personal use
An option, however, could be the vice president's new leadership PAC

Washington (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence has hired a pricey personal defense lawyer amid the mounting Russia investigation -- but how exactly is he going to pay for it?

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The legal fees will be paid through "non-taxpayer funds," a Pence adviser told CNN Thursday, declining to elaborate whether that meant it would come out of Pence's pockets.

The Federal Election Commission prohibits individuals from using campaign funds for personal use, but legal services sparked by an officeholder's official work could be deemed appropriate, according to FEC regulations.

"The Commission decides on a case-by-case basis whether legal expenses are considered 'personal use' and thus are expenses that a candidate may not pay for using campaign funds," FEC guidelines read. "In several advisory opinions the Commission has said that campaign funds may be used to pay for up to 100% of legal expenses related to campaign or officeholder activity..............where such expenses would not have occurred had the individual not been a candidate or officeholder."

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 03:08 PM

1. Well...

This explains the hew Pence PAC Campaign Fund....I hope his supporters understand.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 03:53 PM

2. Sounds appropriate if it gets him into office as President Pence

Pence and the Trump bunch are desperate to thread the needle of not committing obstruction, perjury or pleading 5th while not divulging incriminating info either.

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Fri Jun 16, 2017, 07:59 PM

3. So that is how Pence is paying for his attorney

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